Are Bonds Hurting Your Chances Of A Good Retirement?

What don’t you know that’s causing your results to be worse then they have to be? Right information? Right timing? Right trading? Right symbols? Right newsletter? Right income? Right education? Right amount of time? Honestly probably none of them. I’m asking because I had an enlightening conversation with a past Training student on Monday. And what…

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Why Stock Trading Stopped Working in 1999

Did you unknowingly enter into a “smartness contest” against the rest of the investment world? One of the largest and most successful companies in the last 100 years runs a secret research lab smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley. The guy that runs that lab (and one of its founders) is a young…

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Smart Money Is Moving Into Gold As Volatility Returns

The subject line of this week’s blog comes straight from John Mauldin. I don’t know John but I’ve been on his free weekly newsletter since the late nineties. John’s focus is economics and global politics but I still read it because this is what most people are looking at. It’s this data that almost everyone is…

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This is how bull markets end.

When my client Bill asked if this bull market was ending, my answer was easy. You see bull markets always do one thing before they end… they have to. My answer was easy because I researched every bull market for the last hundred years. I wanted to know what  caused a stock bull market to…

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Is It Time to Get Out of Stocks?

This is how bull markets end. The question is, is it time to get out of this bull market? To answer that question we have to go back to 2008 and show how we knew to get out of that bull market before it fell 58%. We also got out of the bull market in…

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A Major Turning Point Could Be Here Now

  “It’s the mark of a charlatan to try and explain simple things in complex ways and it’s the mark of a genius to explain complicated things in simple ways.” Naval Ravikant Okay, so here it goes. #1: There Are Only Four Places to Invest Your Money An investors money can be in: Stocks Fixed income…

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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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