Category Archives: Investing

A Stock Market Bear ROARS!

There is certainly never a shortage of opinions when it comes investing whether it’s in stocks, real estate or anything else! In fact I offered my thoughts on the subject of expert analysis in the article ‘Historic Look At Following The Herd Or Worse, The ‘Experts’, When Investing!‘ which examines events from recent history where analyst […]

The Other Side Of The $1.5 Billion Powerball Lottery Jackpot…A Regressive Tax!

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The other day we offered some advice on what to do if you beat the odds of 1 in 292 million and actually won the Powerball jackpot! In the article, ‘If You Win The $1.3 Billion Powerball Jackpot What Should You Do (And Not Do)? (Video)‘, nine potential steps were provided along with a video describing […]

If You Win The $1.3 Billion Powerball Jackpot What Should You Do (And Not Do)? (Video)

Hitting the lottery is the dream of anyone who plays but, if you happen to actually do it, what steps should you take immediately after? We all have visions in our minds of what we would do with the winnings from an ordinary lottery jackpot (if such a thing exists) let alone a prize of $1.3 […]

Carnac The Magnificent (14 of Them) Predict The 2016 Stock Market!

Will These Denizens Of The Investing Arena Prove To Be Right Or Wrong At The End Of 2016? In an interesting follow-up to an article yesterday that described some of the risks inherent from following the herd, or Wall Street pros (‘Historic Look At Following The Herd Or Worse, The ‘Experts’, When Investing!‘), today we offer […]

Historic Look At Following The Herd Or Worse, The ‘Experts’, When Investing!

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Whether it’s stocks, bonds, real estate or politics, who do you take your decision-making cues from! Is your decision-making based on what everyone around you is doing or worse, from what the so-called ‘experts’ are telling you to do? This type of strategy can often be a mistake because the truth is that both individuals […]

Ticking Time Bomb In Your States Pension Fund? (Chart)

Summary: State pension funds have a serious underfunding issue! It’s ZIRP but it’s more! The potential time bomb of underfunded state pension funds lurks quietly in the background, unseen and unknown by most! But like most issues that are ignored and that grow in size anyway, they don’t go away but become known only when they reach […]

Is The Declining Price Of Crude Oil Actually Responsible For The Declining Stock Market?

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The pundits on TV have all glommed onto the common argument that declining crude oil prices are responsible for declining stock prices! I, however, am of the opinion that declining crude coupled with the overall decline in the CRB, are merely symptomatic of a greater potential problem. That is the real possibility for the US economy […]

Junk Bonds: No Free Lunch!

Summary: At two of the Wall Street firms I traded at there actually were free lunches! But at some point in time when the markets turned the free lunches would always come to an end! This concept of no free lunches holds true whether one is investing in real estate, junk bonds, stocks or commodities! Flashback […]

Derivatives 101: Great Financial Tool Or Sinister Financial Time Bomb?

Derivatives…Derivatives? D-E-R-I-V-A-T-I-V-E-S! Most if not everyone who reads this article has heard the term derivatives at some point in time. And when they have, it’s likely been in the context of how these financial instruments that are not typically seen and not really understood by the masses are actually fiscal time bombs that, if ever detonated, could bring […]

A Bear Market In Stocks Is Coming In 2015-2016! Agree or Disagree?

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By definition a bear market in stocks will impact a great many industries away from just banking and finance! So that said, is the recent stock market angst simply a one-off as some might suggest, particularly given the 390-point move to the upside in the DJIA today. Or was the move today nothing but a […]