Ironically, It Needs To Get Worse

My Comments: In the past several weeks, the only “good news” about investment markets has come from sources I consider unreliable. These are pundits and political figures I’m now convinced don’t have my best interests in mind when they stand in front of us and make unsupportable claims. On the other hand, I’ve been waiting …

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Three candidates for the next big economic bubble

My Comments: I was here for the crash of 1987, the crash of 2000, and most recently the one in 2008-2009. I wasn’t here for the one in the 1930’s but my parents were and that probably influenced my thinking about market crashes. Many of us think we’re overdue for another. There’s a lot of …

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Peace For Our Time

My Comments: Please understand this is not a Happy Valentine's Day message. Far from it. Nevertheless, Happy Valentine's Day! When I saw the title above that appeared in a news feed I follow, it seemed a little strange. However, the source was a highly credible one, someone with responsibility for many billions of investable assets …

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The State of the US Economy

My Comments: Most of us are waiting for the inevitable crash. We hope there'll never be another, but the realists among us know one will appear sooner or later. The tax bill enacted in 2017 was supposed to result in greater consumption numbers since it was passed to presumably reduce the tax bill for most …

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One stunning chart undercuts Trump’s favorite economic scorecard

My Comments: As an observer of both the stock and bond markets over the past 45 years, I can assure anyone that while there is a correlation between market movements and economic health of the nation, it is far from 100%. Couple that with an understanding that over those same years, we have seen huge …

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Investing Money – 2020 Outlook At A Glance – The new age of uncertainty

Most people, especially those accumulating money to use in retirement, wonder how the financial future is going to play out. I want to be absolutely clear that I have no clue. That being said, I tend to rely on those whose job it is to make predictions, whose resources are global, and whose track record …

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Gundlach: US Stocks ‘Will Get Crushed’ in Next Recession

My Comments: There are bulls and there are bears in the investment world. Bears are typically pessimists, always expecting bad things to happen. And from time to time they do. Over the years, I’ve not been a fan of Jeffrey Gundlach since I’m basically an optimist, and I’ve been right from time to time. That …

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