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The Year of Unexpected Shocks

I’ve spent a lot of time staring at my monitors this year and scratching my head, dumbfounded. Harry calls it a “market on crack.” I’m not sure what words I


How to Make 9.4% Yield in Today’s Market

Earlier this month, I wrote that tax-free closed-end bond funds were ripe for the picking, and this is still the case today. In my income-driven newsletter Peak Income, we currently


Searching for Value in the REIT Rubble

Leave it to the stock market to do the exact opposite of what you expect it to do. Following Donald Trump’s surprise win, stocks have spent the past three weeks


Closed-End Bond Funds are Ripe for the Picking

You really can’t beat getting a dollar for 90 cents. Unless, of course, you manage to find one for 85 cents. While deals like that really shouldn’t exist in the


Life’s Too Short to Lose Your Head in a Walmart Parking Lot at 3 A.M.

I like saving money. A lot. In fact, I’m a cheapskate and actually take pride in my stinginess. But you won’t see me fighting the crowds on Black Friday. Not


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


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


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,


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