Keeping Your Gains

Keeping Your Gains

The stock market is hitting new highs! No! It’s starting to crash! Wait! It’s up again! Investors are beginning to get whiplash from being whipsawed so many times. Betting it all on stocks has been a prescription for heartburn and mediocre returns for over...
The Most Dangerous Time of the Year

The Most Dangerous Time of the Year

October has a sinister reputation in the stock market, and this year it is shaping up to be more dangerous than usual. The long-running Brexit saga appears to be headed for an end at the worst possible time — October. The same events that financial markets barely...
A New Decade for Gold

A New Decade for Gold

Asset returns often shift right around the beginning of the decade, so gold seems likely to outperform in the 2020s. Although the gold price went up about 30% between January of 2010 and December of 2019, US stocks were the top performers over the last ten years. That...
The Shadow of China’s Dictator

The Shadow of China’s Dictator

Despite tariffs and protests, the influence of the Chinese dictatorship on life in America continues to grow. American athletes and other celebrities are increasingly pressured to avoid criticizing China’s “President for Life” Xi Jinping....
Quantitative Easing Is Back

Quantitative Easing Is Back

The Fed won’t admit it, but they’re printing money again. The truth is that public demand for government debt has dried up. As we shall see, the government is now printing money to finance the budget deficit. Quantitative easing is back, and investors need...