International Stocks to Buy Right Now

Regardless of your political view or who you voted for or vote for or who you identify as, most would agree that there’s an incredible level of craziness happening in the world. Maybe 1968 was like this? I’m not sure. I wasn’t around then and can only read about it. But maybe 1968 was one…

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Top Stock Markets 2021

Assume there are only two assets in the world to invest in…Asset #1 is called, “I’m not worried about the future—so let’s grow our money.” And then there’s Asset #2. This one’s called, “I’m really worried about the future and I’ve got to protect my money.” Asset #1 is mostly known as “the stock market.”…

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Gold Predictions 2021

The more you understand what price is doing, the more your portfolio is going to grow. 2020—by almost every measure—was horrible EXCEPT stock prices. Your portfolio goes up and down based on stock prices and nothing else. If there ever was a year to prove that “price is king,” it was 2020. I have two…

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Income in Retirement

Hey Everyone, You’ve been on this Earth for a while. You’ve learned things that twenty-year olds won’t know for decades—regardless of how smart or intelligent they are, or their portfolio size. You’ve been sold outrageous claims of making millions in a downturn or finding undiscovered pot-stocks. And you’ve been expectedly skeptical. Some of you have…

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Stocks Break Out

Stocks and bonds are two of the three biggest assets in the world, and they know each other quite well. There are so many different ways to categorize stocks that new ETFs are released weekly that can sort and group equity in ten ways to Sunday.  And it seems the stronger the stock market gets,…

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2020 In 3 Charts

These are the cards we’ve been dealt…Covid, election, shutdown, wildfires, protests, etc. You can complain, whine, get outraged, vote, play the cards you wish you had… or you can play the cards that are in front of you.  I’m talking to you from the standpoint of the markets… though this approach works almost everywhere in…

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$63,760 VS. $9,300

I have two older sisters who, like most girls growing up, wanted the latest clothes. Shoes, pants, tops, socks, purses, jackets, belts, earrings, blouses… you get the idea—they both liked clothes.  Me… not so much.  One of the things I remember my mom always telling the girls was that the most expensive piece of clothing…

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Gold vs. Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been around for a little over 10 years and gold has been “around” for a little over 5,000 years. But that doesn’t mean you should buy gold over Bitcoin. This type of framing (time) is a way to manipulate you into thinking one is better than the other.  If you do fall prey…

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Bible-based stocks hit new lifetime high

Value Line Arithmetic Index ($VLE) just closed at new lifetime highs. I know, I know… Value Line Arithmetic-what?? It’s the index no one has ever heard of—even though it’s been around for decades—just hit new lifetime highs.  The Value Line Arithmetic Index is an equal-weighted index. That means its measurement of trends is more broadly…

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The Best 90 Days Are Here

Historically, the worst six months of the investment year are from May 1 to October 31. Well… guess what? Stocks were up in this (historically) worst period of the year. In fact, the S&P 500 was up 17.8% during the same time. When the opposite of “what is supposed to take place” takes place, I…

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