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Central Banks

What If It Just Doesn’t Matter What Trump Does With the Fed?

On paper, it seems like great changes are imminent at the Federal Reserve, ostensibly the center of the world’s most important economy. Not only is Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s term

Currencies

What if Bitcoin is Fool’s Gold?

How many currencies do you carry in your wallet? OK, I’m showing my age. I actually have a wallet. And I carry it. Mostly. Inside, you’ll find a couple of

Investing

What If Oil Spikes to $150… Again?

Investors are a worrying bunch. We often lie awake at night with negative thoughts – wondering, “What if… sh*t hits the fan?” Positive musings are fewer and farther between. When

Stocks

What If It’s the 1990s All Over Again?

The 1990s were fun. The internet was new, as was high-end coffee for most Americans. You can say what you want about Starbucks, but do you even remember what pre-1990s

Forecasts

What If Rocket Man Provokes a War?

Kim Jong-Un, or “Rocket Man,” as our president prefers, always looks like he just ate a sour pickle – unless he’s inspecting a missile factory. Then he looks like an

Housing Market

Spotting Real Estate Bubbles in the Top 15 Richest Cities

There’s an easy way to identify the cities with the big real estate bubbles. Just find out where the richest citizens live! Back in late 2016, writer Peter Reegh put

Markets

Why It’s Time to Think Like a Roman

Years ago, when I was earning my master’s degree from the London School of Economics, I was known to skip out of lectures a little early on Fridays, throw on

Stocks

A Sneak Peek at How to Grab Triple-Digit Gains

Our Irrational Economic Summit is coming soon, and there’s an incredible slate of speakers scheduled. Somehow I made my way onto the list, and it’ll be an opportunity for me

Demographic Trends

How We All Made More Money and Didn’t Even Know It

Thank goodness! After 17 long years, the median U.S. household income has finally broke above the previous record set in 1999. According to a Census Bureau report released last week,

Currencies

Bitcoin and Blockchain: Hype or Fundamental Financial Revolution?

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan CEO, says Bitcoin is a fraud – likening it to the 17th century tulip bubble – that will eventually blow up. He said he’d fire any trader