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Economy

Where Theory and Reality Don't Mes

Rodney points out the key paradox of pension obligation: contributions should increase when interest rates are low. That’s because retirement nest eggs can only grow in two ways: 1. From

Economy

A Dollar Doesn’t Buy What it Used To

The chart below shows how this statement holds true for housing, healthcare and energy… pretty much everything in fact.   But the astronomical rise in the cost of higher education

Economy

The Yen is Due for a Drop

In the forex market, we quote the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen as “how many yen buy one dollar.” That’s why the standard, tradable, forex pair

Economy

No Man's Land

Sometimes knowing when not to trade is as important as knowing when to trade. When prices are trending there’s money to be made. But when the action gets choppy and

Economy

Expect a Volatile Correction Ahead

Last Thursday , I showed you how the Dow had been marching higher… and was due for an ”exhale.” We looked at four 50-day periods when the market was “only

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Too Big to Jail!?

Today’s chart requires very little explanation. Criminal fraud prosecutions of financial institutions have been on the decline since 1999.   The Global Financial Crisis revealed piles of dirt under financial

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A Foreclosure Tsunami is Quickly Approaching

Looking ahead to the foreclosure wave due for shore we want to answer two questions: How many? How fast? How Many? CoreLogic estimates 22.8% (11.1 million) of all mortgages on

Economy

Let's Do An Experiment…

Try breathing in – only in – for a full minute. Can’t do it? Of course you can’t. Our bodies aren’t meant to. We know this intuitively; our lungs operate

Economy

The Goldilocks Investment

Income-producing investments should provide steady returns with low volatility. Let me show you what I mean. In the chart below, I compare four bond funds: long-term Treasury bonds, investment-grade corporate

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A Second Chance at Big Profits

The market gives second chances. Successful investors know this. As Rodney pointed out above, the fundamental problems facing Europe have not materially changed since last summer. This has made the