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Financial Advice from a Loan-Sharking Gangster

I don’t make a habit of taking financial advice from loan-sharking gangsters. In fact, I don’t know that I’ve ever actually had a conversation with a loan shark. And I


Get Ready to Ignore November

As I’m writing this, the Mexican peso has rolled over and died. And what caused the currency to stumble like a drunken borracho who had one too many shots of


Retirement: You Won’t Enjoy It If You’re Broke

I walked to work today. Granted, the weather was nice and it was only about a mile and a half, so it wasn’t any major accomplishment. But for someone whose


Don’t Trust Your Gut: Trust a System

In August of 1971, Ray Dalio – now one of the most respected hedge fund billionaires on Wall Street – was a lowly clerk working on the Street. By coincidence,


Come Out to Visit the Dent Research Team in Palm Beach

Whenever two Texans meet for the first time on neutral territory – and by neutral, I mean anywhere outside the Lone Star State – somehow, some way, the meeting inevitably


In This Market, You Gotta Get Off Your Lazy Butt

If you’re a buy-and-hold investor, it’s getting harder to earn a buck out there. Stocks are expensive… as in really expensive… and pockets of the market cheap enough to consider


Nobody Wants a Stupid Kid – Here’s How to Start a Proper College Fund

Nothing – and I mean nothing – will change your life as dramatically as the birth of your first child. It’s a wonderful moment and one that I hope everyone
Central Banks

A Real Look at Helicopter Money

   Charles Sizemore His detractors condescendingly called former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke “Helicopter Ben”. This comes from an off-the-cuff comment Bernanke once made in a speech about deflation. In a

Defining Brexit: What Exactly Is a Black Swan, Anyway?

There is near universal agreement that the Brexit – and the walloping it gave the market – was a black swan event. But actually defining what a black swan is


Brexit: The Good News, and the Not So Good News

Well, they did it. Brits have voted to leave the European Union. Now what? I wrote last month that Brexit could take a wrecking ball to your portfolio. And judging