This Chart Tells the China – US Trade War Best

china-us trade war

At 12:00 PM on January 20th 2017, the 45th President of the United States was sworn in. He lost the election by 2.9 million votes, the largest margin ever by a candidate that went on to win the Presidency (wait, what…? Yep. He lost. But because the US still follows an 18 century law, he…

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Investment Lies

In the span of three hours I got an email from Peter Attia, a medical doctor that specializes in longevity. And another one from Shane Parrish, a former Canadian intelligence employee. And yet, they were both talking about the same topic on the same day. The first email referenced an article about two cyclists who…

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Is it finally time to step away from US Stocks?

Fifty-five percent of the human brain was designed to see patterns. The follow five charts will be shown with very little commentary. All five charts are five years in length and are being compared against the S&P500 with dividends reinvested. But you’re only going to see one squiggly line and not two on each chart.…

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What’s happening with Healthcare?

In the year 2000 the S&P500 Index started a two and a half year 49% drop. There was one sector that stood out more than any other. It was Healthcare. Yes, Healthcare got hit, but it only fell 17%, during a time period when the Nasdaq fell 76% and the S&P500 fell 49%. So only…

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Did U.S. stocks just lose their leadership position?

Your goal is to head north. I’m telling you this and not suggesting it. So you go to the bus station and you see three bus routes: North, South and Around-Town. The southbound bus has a party taking place on it. People are laughing. Drinking. Dancing and having a great time. I mean they are…

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Are you walking into investment chaos again?

chaos into simplicity

Many years ago when I worked one-on-one with clients, I would send them a package in the mail. In one of the packages there was a little mirror. And on the back of the mirror there was a question. The question read: Who is causing all of your problems?(Turn over for answer.) It was a…

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140 Characters, Your Retirement & McDonalds

For good or bad, many people live in a 140 Character world. We live in a world where sound bites and “gotchas” attract the most clicks (attention). One of my close friends from years ago always wanted to debate me. And because his brain was one that could easily and immediately bring up data from…

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With Friends Like That… Who Needs Enemies

I’m very particular with whom I let my two kids hang out with. Before they can go to someone’s house I have to “interview” their parents. Of course the parents don’t know I’m doing this, but I can get a very good idea of what their real parenting ability is [when I’m not around] by…

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If Hillary Won. This Wouldn’t Have Happened.

Twelve random thoughts that might test your beliefs and give you pause. Investors are handicapped in thinking in words and not pictures. — The more people make, the more they have to understand everything else that makes up their finances that isn’t income. —You don’t own the stock you purchased. You own the process that…

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The Supreme Court vs. Wall Street

In May 2015, Hewlett Packard purchased a wireless networking supplier named Aruba for an incredible sum of $2.8 billion, this was equal to $24.67 per share of Aruba’s stock. For reference, Aruba IPO’d at $11 a share eight years earlier. Before the ink was even dry, some of Aruba’s investors were crying fowl that the…

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