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Napoleon’s Dream Will Ultimately Drive the Dollar

The European Community is a stultified, lumbering mass of bureaucracy. It’s fitting that the organization operates from Belgium, a country frozen in time because of political infighting. The European Community,


The End of the Road for Tesla?

Tesla, the nifty electric car company, and its larger-than-life founder, Elon Musk, proved something. People around the world will pay gobs of money for very cool electric cars, even if


The Truth About Harry’s Research (And What He’s Saying Now)

In 1997, Prudential Securities gave Ralph Acampora a 1962 red Corvette. Two years earlier, he’d forecast the Dow would reach 7,000 by 1998, and it happened a year early, in


Pick a Platitude

I just turned off the television. There wasn’t anything wrong, there was just… nothing. As I go through my day, I stay tuned to CNBC, albeit with the sound down


The Clash of Megatrends That Leaves Consumers Without a Chance

I think Dilbert is hilarious. The comic strip’s creator, Scott Adams, has incredible insight into everyday life. More than a decade ago, he showed the cartoon’s title character in a


How I’ll Escape the Madness of the Crowds This Week

Some days I just scratch my head. Tesla CEO Elon Musk overpromises and underdelivers almost every single quarter, and yet the company’s stock goes up. Is losing money on every


What if Bitcoin is Fool’s Gold?

How many currencies do you carry in your wallet? OK, I’m showing my age. I actually have a wallet. And I carry it. Mostly. Inside, you’ll find a couple of


What If Rocket Man Provokes a War?

Kim Jong-Un, or “Rocket Man,” as our president prefers, always looks like he just ate a sour pickle – unless he’s inspecting a missile factory. Then he looks like an

Demographic Trends

How We All Made More Money and Didn’t Even Know It

Thank goodness! After 17 long years, the median U.S. household income has finally broke above the previous record set in 1999. According to a Census Bureau report released last week,


I’ve Seen This Movie Before: Deceit in the Financial Food Chain

I recently watched The Big Short, the 2015 movie recounting the housing crisis. I avoided the movie, and the book of the same name, for years. But I saw the