Next Monday (October 9th) will be exactly ten years from the stock market peak before the Financial Panic of 2008. Imagine that Doctor Doom, the perceived “best analyst in the business,” told you on that night, when markets peaked, that financial authorities would allow mark-to-market accounting rules to burn the banking system to the ground, […]
Don’t you love buying things on sale? Watch our video on why you should feel the same way about market fluctuations.
The Panic of 2008 was damaging in more ways than people think. Yes, there were dramatic losses for investors and homeowners, but these markets have recovered. What hasn’t gone back to normal is the size and scope of Washington DC, especially the Federal Reserve. It’s time for that to change. D.C. institutions got away with […]
What is the difference in investing for safety (treasury bonds) or the S&P 500 over 10 years? Old school thinking and pessimism can cost you a lot of money over the long term. Watch this important video about long term investing.
Remember the weak May payroll report – just 138,000? Didn’t think so. But, back then, that first report on May was reported as a massive economic slowdown that should stop the Fed from further rate hikes. But the weak May number was due to a calendar quirk that led to an undercount of college kids […]
Some articles in the media can diminish your confidence, such as the market is going to go down, the economy is on the verge of collapse, or that you need to have the new hot investment to be wealthy or successful. What you really need is a solid plan, designed specifically for you. Then your […]
Last Friday, payroll employment data, from a survey of businesses, showed the US created just 98,000 jobs in March. The consensus of forecasters had expected job growth of 175,000. The other jobs number, which comes from a survey of households, showed 472,000 new jobs in March. Private jobs have now grown for 85 consecutive months, […]
The US economy has grown at an average annual rate of only 2.1% since the recovery started in mid-2009, far slower than during the economic expansions of the 1980s and 1990s. Many analysts tie some of the slower growth to slower expansion in the labor force due to retiring Boomers and the end of the […]
Not really. Watch our video blog for the reasons why.
One of the key excuses for the Federal Reserve to hold off raising rates again and again, and to raise them very slowly, is that inflation remains extremely low. The consumer price index is up only 1.1% in the past year. The Fedâ€™s preferred measure of inflation â€“ for personal consumption expenditures, or PCE […]