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Investing

Don’t Fall Victim to Home Country Bias

Call it patriotic… call it lazy… but most people stick close to home when it comes to investing. This so-called home country bias is a phenomenon too big to ignore.

Investing

Who Knew Drop Protection Could Pay So Well?

The telephone is one classic example. The fax machine, helium, and gasoline are others. Even the Internet’s usefulness was underestimated when it was first developed. Such advances happened on a

Forecasts

The Red States Have Had Their Say… Now It’s the Blue States’ Turn

We’ve not seen this level of political polarization since the Civil War. And it’s not unique to the U.S. It’s happening around the world… a backlash against globalization. The red

Interest Rates

Stop Patching Up the Euro

Andreas Georgiou can’t catch a break. The Greek statistician moved back to his home country in 2010, at age 50, to help right the financial ship. He left Washington, where

Interest Rates

The Ides of March

I know, the Ides of March is usually recognized as landing on March 15 and so I’m a little early! In early Roman calendars, the “Ides” happened near the mid-point

Investing

A Bull Market Health Check?

The Dent Research team got together two weeks ago for a quarterly planning session. Of course, we talked about the economy, the markets and how best to navigate these uncertain

Foreign Markets

European Indices Fire Warnings

Most people watch the FTSE 100, the leading index in the UK, and the German DAX. The former was the first major index in Europe to make a new all-time

Investing

The Wall Street Syndicate is Still at Work

Maybe they benefited from divine intervention… or maybe they were just lucky. Either way, the students and staff of St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California must be pretty

Retirement

How My Friend Retired at Age 40

I very rarely smoke cigars anymore, but one of the benefits – I would go so far as to call it a health benefit – is that smoking a cigar

Retirement

A Four-Step Retirement Plan

Ahhhh retirement! Most of us would love to be on a beach somewhere right now sipping a frothy Bahama Mama. But very few of us want to put in the