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Investing

There’s More Than One Way to Kill a Bull (Market)

I like to call Peru the Texas of South America. It has nothing to do with footwear (the Texas cowboy boot is vastly superior to the Peruvian horseman’s boot) or

Stocks

You Have to Follow the Money

John Del Vecchio really is a nice guy, I promise. But he doesn’t smile a lot. Maybe it’s because he grew up in upstate New York, where you can go

Markets

Happy (Belated) Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason. Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his

Retirement

How to Keep Your Retirement Years Golden

I got a nice reminder of why I do what I do a few weeks ago when I met my dad for dinner. As we sat down to eat, I

Markets

The Market is Irrational, and I’m OK With That

John Maynard Keynes is widely considered one of the most influential economists of the 20th century and the founder of modern macroeconomics theory – but I don’t agree with a

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

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

The Right Value for an Overheated Market

“Private equity” can conjure entertaining mental images. I’ve often asked friends to describe what comes to mind for them when I mention the phrase. Here’s a sampling of what they’ve

Markets

The Simple Reasons Why Amazon is Not a Monopoly

There’s a Much Bigger Problem for Retail I recently Google searched the term “Amazon monopoly.” It returned over 4 million results. Now, a couple of those hits were links to

Retirement

Income Starved Investors are Flocking to These “Private Income Funds”

Among the bleak retirement landscape, investors are finding lucrative opportunities Time after time, I hear stories of people “cutting back” to stretch a meager income or make a small nest