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Forecasts

Co-Author of Art of the Deal Says Trump Will Resign, then Declare Victory

This is what I predicted the day after Trump’s election. He has the impulse control of a grease fire. And he certainly can’t admit when he’s wrong, even though he

Foreign Markets

A Healthy Economic Fear of China

There’s an old adage in finance concerning borrowing and lending: If you owe the bank $1 million, you have a problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, the bank

Demographic Trends

Flags and the Fallen

I get annoyed with articles and reports that assume we’re stupid. As if flashing “Sale!” signs and the smell of sunscreen somehow make us forgetful. They don’t. We know that

Stocks

The Fed Is Full of It. The Yield Curve Is Not

Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s happened over the last few days, weeks, or months, we fail to see the bigger picture. Perspective is key. Lose it, and

Foreign Markets

The Country that Will Best Survive this Global Financial Crisis and Prosper in the Aftermath

I’m in Australia this week. It’s a long flight and the airlines lost part of my luggage. Hate the jetlag. But LOVE the country. The first place I always go

Investing

Volatility Is Back, Baby!

Volatility – a.k.a. the VIX – and the super-charged “volatility ETFs” we trade in my Project V research service have been hot topics in the media this month. Even before

Health Care

One Approach to High Healthcare Costs

In 2015, I thought my healthcare renewal statement was wrong. The premium for my shrinking family of three (two adults and one child) was increasing by more than 30%, to

Economy

Play Music, Get Rich

As a kid, I used to tease my dad on road trips for tuning in to the classic rock station. It just seemed so stereotypically old-man-ish. Yet as I approach

Investing

The Beauty of Covered Calls

My goal and my promise to Peak Income readers is to secure for them a high and stable income stream, no matter their situation: in retirement, close to retirement, or

Stocks

Real Value That Pays You First – and Big

It’s often said in sports that “the best defense is a good offense.” When it comes to investing – and my particular approach to portfolio-building – that means focusing on