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Foreign Markets

When Nations Threaten War over Jello

You might’ve seen that Brexit became official about two weeks ago. Fully nine months after voters decided in a referendum to leave the European Union, the British government made it


The Fed Must Be Reading Us

It’s too much of a coincidence. Fed officials must be reading our work. OK, they don’t really have to be… but if they don’t, they should. It’s not that we


How to Stretch Your Retirement Dollars

One thing I’ve enjoyed over my many years is overseas travel. I’ve been able to satisfy my attraction to very different foreign cultures. At the same time, I’ve taken advantage


Stop Reading the News!

I used to work for a hedge fund manager who was obsessed with reading news on his Bloomberg terminal. He’d brag about reading “hundreds” of news stories before anybody else


Do You Own the Worst Stock in the Market?

Great companies can be bad stocks. Now, that sounds like a neat, pithy phrase to throw around (feel free to borrow it!), but it can be a lot more nuanced

Interest Rates

I’ve Got My List and I’m Sticking To It

As I write this, the markets are still near all-time highs and long-term Treasury rates sit at just under 3%. Because the Fed seems to have met its dual mandate


Here’s to Last-Minute Tax Moves

It’s almost tax filing deadline day. Pop the balloons and streamers, right? But, really, it’s almost here. The federal income tax filing deadline this year is less than two weeks


Chinese Stocks Beating U.S. Stocks in 2017

As I told my Cycle 9 Alert readers yesterday, Trump has long talked tough on China, calling it a currency manipulator and blaming it for manufacturing job losses in the

Housing Market

The $1 Billion Bargain

The coolest house I ever saw wasn’t a house. It’s Antilia… a 27-story skyscraper in Mumbai. Mukesh Ambani, chairman of the second-largest oil and gas company in India, Reliance Industries,


Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville

I grew up around the Gulf Coast and spent a fair amount of my childhood on the water and the beach. I can handle a power boat, I can sail,