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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

Investing

The Boomers Are Aging Fast… Time to Make Money Now

If you’ve followed my writing for any length of time, you know how much respect I have for Harry and his demographic work. Believe it or not, Harry, and his

Retirement

I’m Surprised These Are Still Legal

Most of our readers are regular W-2 employees working for a paycheck, and most of my recommendations in the Dent 401k Advisor, which we released to subscribers last week, are

Stocks

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

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

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

Economy

Why Grass is Getting Greener

When I read a draft of Rodney’s feature story for the June issue of Boom & Bust, I joked in our investment committee meeting that our portfolio recommendations for the

Economy

Play Music, Get Rich

As a kid, I used to tease my dad on road trips for tuning in to the classic rock station. It just seemed so stereotypically old-man-ish. Yet as I approach

Investing

The Beauty of Covered Calls

My goal and my promise to Peak Income readers is to secure for them a high and stable income stream, no matter their situation: in retirement, close to retirement, or