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Is The Dollar Crashing?

  • The U.S. Dollar Index has fallen close to 7% since May.
  • Anytime the dollar weakens like this, the fearmongering ramps up fast.
  • There is more to currencies than meets the eye, so take headline numbers with a grain of salt.

 

Published on 7/31/20

Is There A Silver Lining For Gold?

  • Gold and silver have been on a tear since March 2020.
  • The decision of whether to own precious metals and how much is one of the most debated topics in finance.
  • The real question an investor must ask is why they want them in the first place.

 

Published on 7/24/20

Does The Economy Need A KISS?

  • Economists that attempt to forecast the economy tend to be less than stellar.
  • Six factors can be used to assess the future direction of the economy.
  • These factors suggest the U.S. is in the early stages of an economic recovery.

 

Published on 7/17/20

Halftime Report

  • There is no question that the first half of 2020 will be remembered as one of the most tumultuous periods in history.
  • It appears that the recession that began in February has ended, and the recovery is currently underway.
  • Investors have arguably never faced so much uncertainty as they do today, but these tend to be the times that present the greatest opportunities to patient investors with a strong stomach.

 

Published on 7/9/20

What Is Private Equity?

  • Private equity’s average annual return has more than doubled world equity markets over the last two decades.
  • Investors often ask how private equity works and if they can invest in it.
  • Several hurdles make this asset class inaccessible to most investors.

 

Published on 7/2/20

Could Biden Tank The Market?

  • Presidents can be good or bad for stocks, but there are several other drivers too.
  • There is a big difference between politics and policy.
  • The real risk to investors is not who wins in November but how one reacts to the outcome.

 

Published on 6/26/20

Will Seinfeld Shed A Tear?

  • Hertz and other wild trading stories may serve as cautionary tales.
  • What tends to separate professional traders from novices is the focus on risk.
  • Those who treat the stock market like a casino will likely have a similar outcome.

 

Published on 6/19/20

Is The Recession Over?

  • The sharpest downturn since the Great Depression may also be the shortest.
  • If so, a new bull market could be emerging.
  • Waiting for a full recovery could do little more than swap one risk for another.

 

Published on 6/12/20

The Real Risk in Madoff’s Fraud

  • The media tends to report on events that have minor impact on our lives.
  • Investors can learn a lot by analyzing their own reactions to events like the Bernie Madoff fraud.
  • The real risk of outliers tends to be the reaction rather than the event itself.

 

Published on 6/5/20

What’s The Catch?

  • Charles Schwab and other discount brokers recently eliminated commissions.
  • Free trading has prompted investors to question how these firms make money.
  • Discount brokers are excellent options as long as investors use them properly.

 

Published on 5/29/20

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