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The Three Biggest Lies About Volatility

Volatility gets a bad rap. The media typically portrays it as the financial world’s evil villain personified, saying things like… “Volatility reared its ugly head on Monday.” Or… “Volatility is

Housing Market

Canadians Have Lost Their Ever-Loving Minds!

I’ve been seeing a lot in the news lately about Canadian and Australian real estate prices. Here’s just a sampling: New Brunswick real estate offers a lesson on peak housing

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


Smart or Wealthy? Why EQ is more important than IQ

Doctors and engineers are notoriously the worst at investing. They’re generally “too smart” for their own good. More to the point, they make the mistake of assuming high intelligence translates


When Patience Turns to Profits

It’s hard to know what to think these days. Some say you should sell everything and hide in the cellar. The market may hit new high after new high, but


The Top 7 Cases Against Gold

Gold Optimists Could be Jumping the Gun Lately, analysts are growing increasingly giddy about gold’s rise in value to near $1,300/oz. Hey, we said it was going to $1,400 after


The Plusses and Minuses of Bitcoin and Blockchain

In October 2015 we held our Irrational Economic Summit in Vancouver. The weather was awesome, and the conference went well. Part of the final session was a Q&A with Harry


What You Need to Know About Fake News, Free Lunches, and Wall Street Earnings

These days we hear a lot about “fake news.” Wall Street is not immune to this “phenomenon.” Indeed, it’s been around for quite some time now, only we realists referred


Stop Reading the News!

Conventional wisdom says that information is good. The more the better. But I don’t agree. I used to work for a hedge fund manager. He was obsessed with reading news


A Straightforward Approach to Investing

Pardon my language, but moving sucks. We recently relocated from Florida back to Texas. My native Texan wife is ecstatic. And I’ve got to admit, the weather has been awesome