Gold vs. Stocks 2019

Is gold about rip higher? How’s that for a headline? Some believe gold is ready to take off.  Jeffrey Gundlach is one of them and is betting on it.  CNBC covers Jeffrey’s latest opinions on gold right here. So look… I like gold. And have for a long time. And if you’ve never held a…

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Bond Volatility Returns

Volatility has returned to the markets… but not where people are expecting it. The volatility is NOT in stocks… but bonds. And it could cost people a lot. Why is this happening? Has this happened before? What does it mean? If it has happened before how did it resolve itself? Who got hurt? Who didn’t…

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How To Recover Fast(er)

How fast did you recover from the 2008 recession? No. Not how fast did your portfolio recover but how fast did you recover? YOU, the person who’s money went on that wild I-hope-this-never-happens-to-me-again ride? I’m asking because there’s something odd I’ve been noticing. And it’s at the core of many of the problems I’m seeing…

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Is Gold Investment Insurance?

Investment Insurance

My spidey senses light up when I hear someone touting or promoting a conventional investing idea that no longer works. Those are the ones that sound right but are actually wrong. When I read investment advice and I notice my body getting angry it’s usually because someone is selling a lie (at worst) or selling…

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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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Is Boeing in trouble? Who you believe matters.

On October 29th 2018… Lion Air flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea just after take off. Killing all 189 people on board. The downed plane was a new Boeing 737 Max 8. On March 10th 2019… Ethiopian Flight 302 crashed, killing all 157 people on board. The plane was also a Boeing 737 Max…

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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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