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Central Banks

Calling B.S. on Central Bankers

I’m a fan of the Marvel Comics movies, like X-Men and Iron Man. My lovely wife often catches me watching tidbits of the Avenger films when I sit down in

Investing

Harry’s No “Flip-Flopper,” But…

I’ve been Harry Dent’s right-hand investment guy for six years now, and I’ve known his work for much longer. Most people have no clue how tough it is to do

Economy

When the Wheels Stop Rolling

When it comes to new car sales, most Americans are payment buyers. We want a good deal, for sure, but we really need a car payment that fits our monthly

Investing

A Sugary Icon Brought Back From the Dead

How many iconic food brands could you name off the top of your head right now. Twenty? Odds are, even if you could rattle off 30, you’d miss a few

Investing

The Phenomenon That’s Been Plaguing U.S. Investors For Years!

Call it patriotic… Call it lazy… But most people stick close to home when it comes to investing. This is called home-country bias, and it’s a phenomenon that’s too big

Gold

Gold’s Line in the Sand: Next Downside Target Is Around $700, Even if It Breaks Up First

Many analysts have been so excited that gold broke to new highs, above $1,262, in late February. I was excited as well, but for a different reason. I’d forecast that

Foreign Markets

When Nations Threaten War over Jello

You might’ve seen that Brexit became official about two weeks ago. Fully nine months after voters decided in a referendum to leave the European Union, the British government made it

Economy

The Fed Must Be Reading Us

It’s too much of a coincidence. Fed officials must be reading our work. OK, they don’t really have to be… but if they don’t, they should. It’s not that we

Retirement

How to Stretch Your Retirement Dollars

One thing I’ve enjoyed over my many years is overseas travel. I’ve been able to satisfy my attraction to very different foreign cultures. At the same time, I’ve taken advantage

Investing

Stop Reading the News!

I used to work for a hedge fund manager who was obsessed with reading news on his Bloomberg terminal. He’d brag about reading “hundreds” of news stories before anybody else