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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The Fed, Fortnite and Heroin

Every month I spend an entire day one-on-one with each of my kids. And at the same time, their mom spends it with the other. So when I asked my eleven year old what he wanted to do on our upcoming one-on-one Dad/son day. He said, without skipping a beat. I want to play Fortnite.…

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The One Perfect Stock

“The one perfect stock…” …has sold more newsletters than any other promotion in history.   And the reason is, it works. Our brains are wired to look for perfection. We want to get out at the top and back in at the bottom. Of course, this never happens. But that doesn’t stop our brain from…

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Is Gold Still Relevant?

There’s no investment that is more polarizing than gold. People hate it or love it. If someone is a diehard gold fan they are termed a “gold bug.” The only term that might even come close are “Bogleheads.” A term often used for people that are diehard followers of the late John Bogle. But there’s…

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This Core Asset Is Sending A Warning

I walk my kids to school. Usually I have my seven year old on my back or I’m holding her hand (she still lets me do that.) By the time we leave, my eleven year old has already left, preferring to walk with his friends. Two days this week were snow days. Apparently when the…

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Are current cash allocations signaling the next market drop?

What Happened To The Wall Street Journal? The Wall Street Journal is a paper of high integrity, right? There is a certain expectation that their articles will be well vetted and of high value. If you read an article from The Wall Street Journal, one is expecting it’s worth your time. The Wall Street Journal…

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The US Stock Market Today… Correcting or Crashing?

Price matters most. So… what is the S&P 500 price chart telling us? In other words, what is it seeing in the coming six to twelve months? I had a bunch of questions for the S&P500 that I wanted to get answered. So I pulled up a price chart of the S&P500 with dividends reinvested…

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This just might be one of the best investment questions ever…

The most devastating fire in California history happened late last year (2017). Officially known as the “Camp-Fire Fire,” it caused more damage and loss of life then any other California fire ever. To put this into perspective. California has a pretty steep list of devastating fires in its history. It’s turning out that Pacific Gas…

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