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Discipline in Life and Trading

I’ve been pretty active all of my life, and, over the past four years, I’ve been working out an average of five times a week. I’m kind of slow and


And Trump’s Pick for Fed Chair Is…

Like I said in Nashville, I don’t believe any of the choices for Federal Reserve Chair will matter in the short run. Whoever leads the Fed will have to be

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Can We Live Without a Central Bank?

It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of the Federal Reserve. In fact, I said as much just a couple weeks ago in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Irrational


Embrace Uncertainty and Discover How to Profit From It

Over the past week-plus past week, my colleagues have written about a fair number of “What If…” situations. Charles took a sober look at the possibility of nuclear war. Adam

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What If It Just Doesn’t Matter What Trump Does With the Fed?

On paper, it seems like great changes are imminent at the Federal Reserve, ostensibly the center of the world’s most important economy. Not only is Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s term

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Is the Federal Reserve Doing Its Job?

Today let’s talk about the Federal Reserve’s “dual mandate” from Congress. It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, so it’s worth unpacking. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913

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Abolish the Fed?

We’ve been led to believe that central banks – and especially the Federal Reserve System – was put in place to protect us. That’s a laugh! Central banks are partnerships

Interest Rates

Rate Hikes on the Horizon?

Last Friday’s jobs data filled most investors with confidence going into the second half of the year. This week, notwithstanding some disconcerting nuclear brinksmanship, markets remain calm. Along with the

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Central Bank of the World

If, by chance, you’re not familiar with my work, I focus on the Federal Reserve System. That’s the formal name for the central bank of the United States, most often

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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