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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

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A Sneak Peek at How to Grab Triple-Digit Gains

Our Irrational Economic Summit is coming soon, and there’s an incredible slate of speakers scheduled. Somehow I made my way onto the list, and it’ll be an opportunity for me

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3 Ways to Survive the Next Stock Crash

Misconceptions about investment systems abound. It’s an esoteric field, so I’m not surprised. Most on the outside tend to think of systems as mysterious, robot-driven, “black box” investment things. The

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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

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Is The Grass Getting Greener?

There are so many game-changers on the horizon that sometimes it’s difficult to keep up. Artificial intelligence. Self-driving cars. Virtual reality. Breakthroughs in energy storage. All of these can upend

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Why You Need to Know About “Pro Forma” Versus GAAP Earnings

I’m a forensic accountant, so I love earnings season. Four times a year, companies release their financial and operating numbers to the public. It can be chaotic, even though you

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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

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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

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When Ugly Stocks Make For Great Investments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that retail stocks have been getting pounded in 2017. Just in the last couple of days, the stocks of Michael Kors and

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The Fed Is Full of It. The Yield Curve Is Not

Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s happened over the last few days, weeks, or months, we fail to see the bigger picture. Perspective is key. Lose it, and