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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Election Results

The United States elected its next president on Tuesday. The only thing we are 100% sure of is it will either be Trump or Biden… and the markets are loving it. What is it? It is a fair count of the votes. That is what the markets are noticing all around the world.  I want…

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Uncertain Times… Whose Vote Matters Most?

It was 4 years ago this weekend that the US was getting ready to vote between Clinton and Trump for the next president of the United States. The world (read: ALL news channels) had Clinton for the win.  Heck, even the Trump camp thought she was going to win. If you are in doubt and…

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The Stock Market is Ignoring The Economy

My son wants a cell phone. What 7th grader doesn’t? He might just be the last one in his grade to get one, but his mom and I are steadfast on waiting until he’s in the 8th grade.  To him, none of this makes sense. “Everyone” has one. It feels unfair to him. My ex-wife…

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The Market Will Double

You are taught to care about the wrong things. More specifically, you are taught to care about the wrong things when it comes to growing and protecting your portfolio.  You are taught to care why the market goes higher. You are taught there are only a few acceptable reasons why the market goes higher… and…

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Economic Cat Videos

If the market was about to crash—which is what most of you are being fed—then why are economically sensitive sectors strengthening and moving higher? That doesn’t make sense.  The investment world doesn’t see economically sensitive sectors strengthening into a crash, we’d have the opposite if that was true.  Why aren’t bonds breaking up and making…

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How I Vote

Hi Guys, I’m an American and I live in America (though some might not consider the Seattle area America). The first American presidential debate took place this past Tuesday night. And guess what? I loved it! As far as Fox News is concerned, Trump won it—hands down.  As far as CNN is concerned, Biden won…

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Do More Printed Dollars Matter?

One of the questions every investor is attempting to answer is: “does this matter?” Do more printed US dollars matter? Does the stock market being “overvalued” matter? Does gold dropping by $39 in one day matter? Does the Fed increasing their balance sheet by $3 trillion matter? Does Trump winning matter to the stock market?…

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