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This Could Crash 95% This Year

There are two types of stock bubbles – normal stock bubbles of five years or so and shorter-term, more extreme bubbles – and we’re currently in the midst of both


Where to Put Your Money in 2018

It seems I find myself in a bit of a conundrum. I write a newsletter, Peak Income, dedicated to finding profitable income investments at a time when bond yields are


January is a Critical Month for Markets

For more than three decades, my grasp of economic and business fundamentals, demographics, and cycles has allowed me to empower my readers… to let them see ahead of the curve


Only Start a College Fund If…

Nothing – and I mean nothing – will change your life as dramatically as the birth of your first child. It’s a wonderful moment and one that I hope everyone


Try a New Approach for the New Year

I love a good New Year’s resolution. It’s not so much about specific goals, for me. It’s about the opportunity to reflect on what’s gone well in the last year,


Is Stimulus Responsible for the Recent Improved Trends in the U.S. and Japan?

Maybe. Since central banks began their B.S. back in 2001, when the Bank of Japan first began Quantitative Easing efforts, I’ve warned that it wouldn’t be enough… that none of


Who Will Pay the Tickets for Self-Driving Cars?

My little neighborhood in southeast Texas is the epitome of a small town. Most of the city lies on a man-made island, created by cutting a boat channel through a


Six Predictions for 2018

Happy New Year! I’m starting the year off right with my six predictions for 2018. Surprise! They’re bearish. They’re my dirty half dozen, and you should think of them as

Interest Rates

What’s Up for 2018? Inflation and Interest Rates

Here we are in the first week of 2018! As I mentioned in my last Economy & Markets article, I usually focus on short-term overreactions in the Treasury bond market


How to Plan for Retirement in 2018

It’s a new year… which means a new set of retirement savings deadlines. So it’s time to do my obligatory beginning-of-the-year nagging. Think of it as a New Year’s resolution