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Which Side Are You On…U.S. Dollar Up or Dollar Down?

Many years ago I had a boss who told me that if I always agreed with him, one of us would quickly become useless in the conversation. Obviously, he was

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Why We Continue to Root for the Dollar

Last year’s Global Currency Expo was held from May 12 – 14. This three-day conference was filled with dollar bears, much as Rodney expects it to be this year. And

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The Euro is One Day Away From…

Market analysts and investors watch multi-year highs and lows closely because they act as clear “lines in the sand.” And when a stock, or currency, is in the “mushy middle,”

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Several European Countries Charge Investors Negative Interest Rate as “Protection Money”

Negative interest rate is hard to get your arms around, mainly because they make no sense. As a lender, YOU are the one with the capital. YOU have the asset.

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Own a Piece of Houston’s Sewage

One muni bond fund to consider is Nuveen’s Muni Value Fund (NYSE: NUV).Boom & Bust subscribers should be familiar with Nuveen – the fund management company that manages the Build

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Are You a Fixed Income Investor?

The best place to find income is… where few are looking. And right now, few are looking at municipal bonds. That’s not surprising. After all, who would want to buy

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GM’s Channel Stuffing Cost Its Share Price 40%

In response to General Motors’ slight-of-hand tactics, a class-action suit was filed against the company on June 29, 2012. But news of the channel-stuffing practices Rodney described above surfaced over

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General Motors’ Channel Stuffing Their Sales

I was a big General Motors fan until its March 2009 bailout. I own a 2005 Suburban 1500 LT that I bought brand new. It now has over 125,000 miles

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Obama says: “Buy!”

Major policy changes have the unique ability to unsettle whole industries. The healthcare overhaul will be no different. WellPoint Inc., the country’s third-largest managed care company (by market cap), recently

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Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) Needs Young People to be Idiots

Often, when one of my kids or a young person at my office asks me a question, I start the answer by saying, “Well, first let’s remember that you are