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Why You Need to Know About “Pro Forma” Versus GAAP Earnings

I’m a forensic accountant, so I love earnings season. Four times a year, companies release their financial and operating numbers to the public. It can be chaotic, even though you


When It Comes to Investments, Don’t Listen to the Daily News

The hot topic in politics of late is “fake news”… like the media is the villain. Sometimes they are. MSNBC obviously has a clear leaning towards the left, and Fox


Trump Trade Breaks in 2017

The first half of 2017 is over… and, boy, was it one for the history books! American politics dominated the global discussion, as speculation ran rampant over who would emerge


The Declaration of Independence is Nothing… and Everything

The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on the Fourth of July. The Second Continental Congress declared independence from the British Crown two days earlier, and John Adams, one of the


How to Amazon-Proof Your Real Estate Portfolio

I recently heard Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, described as a “bull in a china shop” for the way it’s disrupted industry after industry. But that’s really the wrong

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


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