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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,

Demographic Trends

Deflation: There’s an App for That

Once in a while I see a financial news headline so obviously ridiculous, I feel I should look at the writer with pity in my eyes and pat them on

Central Banks

The Fed Decides… No Surprise

The Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful economic engines in this country, if not the world. Its power and influence is such that any meeting or quote, no

Gold

The Top 7 Cases Against Gold

Gold Optimists Could be Jumping the Gun Lately, analysts are growing increasingly giddy about gold’s rise in value to near $1,300/oz. Hey, we said it was going to $1,400 after

Business Cycle

The Retail Apocalypse We Saw Coming

It’s like a scene out of “Resident Evil.” Sheets of newspaper scratch along the dusty linoleum floor as the wind beats them into the remnants of a bench… or through

Gold

The Plusses and Minuses of Bitcoin and Blockchain

In October 2015 we held our Irrational Economic Summit in Vancouver. The weather was awesome, and the conference went well. Part of the final session was a Q&A with Harry