The Death of Bonds

death of bonds

Bondholders have a moment of truth. A moment of truth is when someone is faced with a decision that has to be made. Or a crises that has to be confronted. Or a time when a person is tested. There’s no choice in it. The world presents it to the person. What moment of truth?…

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10 Random Thoughts About The Market & Humans

10 Random Thoughts About The Market & Humans

I am on vacation this week on the big Island of Hawaii therefore this week’s post will be slightly different. Below are ten random thoughts on the market and humans. Enjoy. Lesson #1 – Think Visually First: When bad things have happened, they tended to do so below the 200-day. Since 1960, 22 of the 25…

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How The Fed Manipulates The Markets

The Fed

In November of 1910 six men met at an island club off the coast of Georgia. Their goal? To meet in secrecy and write a plan to reform the United States banking system. It wasn’t until 1930 that the six men even admitted to the existence of the meeting 20 years prior. This meeting laid…

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Are you forgetting something…The death of an American icon

Have you ever imagined this scenario or better yet, experienced it? You have to go on a business trip. You pack carefully. You’ve done this a thousand times but still you are careful. You get your computer, phone, ticket, clothes, etc. But then as you drive to the airport there’s something gnawing at you. Something’s…

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How to Solve 93.6% of your Investment Problems with One Question

I’m tired. No punch line here, just tired. When I sat down to write to you this week my tired was front and center. I attempted to get rid of it and then realized why not use it. Because we are all tired sometimes. You might be a boss, an employee, an entrepreneur, a spouse,…

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The Best Investment Shortcut I Know

Have you ever considered this…? Before anyone ever looks for a shortcut or a hack, they must have first realized [unconsciously] they were on the wrong path. BECAUSE people on the right path don’t look for shortcuts. Isn’t that interesting? Do you know why shortcuts are so pervasive today? Because most people are on the…

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Can Your Money Manager Beat the S&P 500?

Consider this… The last time the British rowing team won an Olympic gold was 1912! To say they were average would have been an understatement. It wasn’t money they were missing. It wasn’t skill they were missing. And it wasn’t strength they were missing. But something was missing. Then, something started to change for them.…

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Is It Time to Get Out of Stocks?

I’m worried. I like my adviser and my pick of the month newsletters but they didn’t help the last two times the market fell 50 percent. And I’m worried there’s another 50% drop happening. What can I do? Because diversification didn’t help last time.  Trading options didn’t’ help last time. And all my individual stock…

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What does a Bond Collapse Mean to Investors?

The longest con in sports history took place from 1954 to 1972 (19 years). On one side of the con was a self-taught brilliant loner raised by a single working-class mother in Brooklyn, New York and on the other side was the most dominate government on the planet, the Soviet Union. If there ever were…

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The P/E Ratio Just Passed 33 For The Second Time Ever

Burgess asked, in front of our kids, if I wanted to take a Positive Parenting Class. Without much more than a second of silence both kids said, “yes daddy…take the class.” Now that is immediate feedback…AND from the right source. My kids, the humans on the receiving end of my parenting gave me immediate, high…

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