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Economy

Investor Sentiment: Your Politics Can Affect Your Portfolio

Enough has already been written about the presidential election of 2016. While historians are likely to debate its significance for decades to come, most of the rest of us are

Forecasts

Happy Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason. Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his

Economy

The Paradox of Thrift

My housekeeper has a nicer car than me. Now, granted, 75% of America probably has a nicer car than me. I’m driving a car that, while only four years old,

Economy

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

Investing

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

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

Investing

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,

Economy

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

Markets

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

Education

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