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Central Banks

What Should the Fed Be Worried About?

You’re probably a little fed up with the Fed, but it’s worth paying attention to our nation’s central bank, even if it holds less influence than it would like to

Central Banks

Yellen’s Delusional Statement Guarantees a Crash Is Around the Corner

Janet Yellen Said What!? She just had to do it! Human behavior and its accompanying delusion is just so predictable! Earlier this week, she straight up said that “she does

Investing

The Three Biggest Lies About Volatility

Volatility gets a bad rap. The media typically portrays it as the financial world’s evil villain personified, saying things like… “Volatility reared its ugly head on Monday.” Or… “Volatility is

Housing Market

Canadians Have Lost Their Ever-Loving Minds!

I’ve been seeing a lot in the news lately about Canadian and Australian real estate prices. Here’s just a sampling: New Brunswick real estate offers a lesson on peak housing

Foreign Markets

Buying a Horse of a Similar Shade: Europe

I put the latest issue of Peak Income together from, of all places, Mamacona, Peru, a seaside town on the outskirts of Lima, where earlier this month I attended the

Central Banks

Spare Me the Fed’s Latest Data-Driven Drivel

In this hyper-tense, polarized nation where words now count for more than deeds, we need a running list of who is offended by what so we can steer clear of

Investing

Smart or Wealthy? Why EQ is more important than IQ

Doctors and engineers are notoriously the worst at investing. They’re generally “too smart” for their own good. More to the point, they make the mistake of assuming high intelligence translates

Investing

When Patience Turns to Profits

It’s hard to know what to think these days. Some say you should sell everything and hide in the cellar. The market may hit new high after new high, but

Demographic Trends

Car Sales Were Always Going Over This Cliff

The Retail Apocalypse. Carmageddon. Same story. Different industry. And we called both decades ago! Autos are the last splurge for aging Baby Boomers. Their kids leave the nest and finally

Economy

The Deregulation Revolution Is Real, But Is It Enough?

I’m not much of a fast-food guy. I’ll pull into McDonald’s for an Egg McMuffin when I’m traveling, but typically I stay away from such fare… except for Chick-fil-A. Occasionally,