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The Year of the Unexpected

What a year, man! Between Brexit and Trump, I think the backward-looking theme of 2016 should be: “Expect the unexpected.” It was mildly amusing to watch the media be so


What Changed in 2016… and What Didn’t

I try to stay away from financial news on the television. All that yelling and hype makes me tired, and I realize later that it was mostly meaningless. I know


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


With What We Saw in the Tech Space in 2016… 2017 Should Be Mind Blowing

It’s that time of year, when we stop to reflect on what 2016 had to offer. You’ll most likely being seeing a lot of this kind of review in the


Merry Christmas… in Likely the Last Good Year for Many to Come

It’s the day after Christmas, so I’ll keep this short… I wish I could say it’s a good thing that central banks have kept this third and final bubble going


I’m Happy the Gift of Change Came Early

This time of year, my little neighborhood becomes an obstacle course. I live on an island (it’s not as exotic as it sounds, but still pretty cool), with about 1,000


I’m NOT a Bull!

On December 13, Denzel Washington hit the nail on the head when he said: If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you DO read the paper, you’re misinformed…


Why Are CEOs Earning 335x More than Their Own Employees?

There’s an ongoing epidemic on Wall Street. It’s bad. And it’s been happening to regular investors like yourself for many years. But just how bad is it? Well, what if I


Tell Us How You Really Feel…

In my last Economy & Markets article, I discussed how investors are making potentially dangerous assumptions about policies that may or may not have an impact on the economy and


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