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Not Quite a Stock… Not Quite a Bond

Stock prices are expensive by just about any traditional metric you want to use (and have been for years), yet prices keep edging higher. And it’s doing this in the

Housing Market

How To Stake A Claim On the World’s Most Premier Real Estate

If I asked you to think of famous buildings in the world, what would come to mind? The Chrysler and Flatiron buildings in New York? The Eiffel Tower in Paris?

Investing

Riding the Bear Market Rally

Everybody’s been obsessed with “Dow 20,000” lately. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is perhaps the most widely-watched gauge of the U.S. stock market. And “20,000” is a big, fat, impressive-sounding

Interest Rates

Zombies and Zealots

I’m sure you’re familiar with someone who thinks they’re a Big Deal. Your boss, that weird cousin on Facebook, your toddler. No corner of society is immune from a puffed-up

Investing

Don’t Let Decision Fatigue Wreck Your Investments

I’ve always struggled with making decisions. It just doesn’t come naturally to me. I blame it on my mother, who was loving and good-intentioned, but a little heavy-handed in the

Investing

It’s Coming… Are You Prepared?

“World War III” has been mentioned recently by both President Donald Trump and former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. That’s pretty frightening, if you ask me! Mr. Gorbachev of course knows

Investing

How to Take a Loss Gracefully

I’m convinced that learning to take a loss gracefully is the single best skill you can develop as an investor. George Soros does it like a champ. In the legendary

Interest Rates

What Moves Interest Rates?

You’ve heard me go on and on about U.S. Treasury interest rates – they’re my specialty, after all, but you’re of course forgiven if some of the finer points are

Investing

Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to be a Good Investor

I spent over 20 years on Wall Street, slicing and dicing earnings reports, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of pages long to find out what companies were really worth.  For

Investing

They’re Called Stop Losses for a Reason!

I’ve been making a lot of adjustments to stop losses lately in my Peak Income service as a way of locking in some of our hard-fought gains. Recently I took