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Is Gold A Good Investment?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes While some investors are intellectually brave to even ponder whether gold is a good investment, sadly most investors malign it for even being considered a plausible investment option. Gold is probably the most interesting and at the same time misunderstood asset in the world. Some investors believe that because gold doesn’t…CONTINUE READING

Bull vs Bear Market: Historical Gains & Losses

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Bear Market Definition: A bear market is defined as an event where asset prices decline in excess of 20% for at least 60 days. In contrast, if a decline in asset prices in excess of 20% occurs for less than 60 days this is referred to as a “market correction”.…CONTINUE READING

Is There A Corporate Debt Bubble?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes A Good Research Process Defines Alpha There are many misconceptions when it comes to investing because there are many people who make money by promoting false narratives. There are newsletter providers who have an audience that wants to hear a narrative, whether it’s bullish or bearish. They get paid to…CONTINUE READING

What Performs Best During Inverted Yield Curve?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Panic About Inverted Yield Curve  There has been a lot of discussion about the inverted yield curve lately. The purpose of this article will be to dispel any rumors that exist about what this symbolizes for the economy. There are a three categories of metrics investors with a keen focus…CONTINUE READING

Does Technological Improvement Hurt Productivity?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The Minnesota Fed President Neel Kashkari is active on Twitter where he often conducts Q&As where any user can ask him questions. While we aren’t proponents of the Federal Reserve, the fact that he is willing to answer real critics and not just the media, which oftentimes asks what seems…CONTINUE READING

The Federal Reserve Wants You To Own Gold

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Reading Time: 5 minutes At the time the Federal Reserve was doing its 3 rounds of QE and had a zero percent Fed funds rate, there were predictions by bearish investors and Austrian economists that inflation would run out of control. This hasn’t happened as inflation, measured by Core PCE or CPI, has stayed…CONTINUE READING

Is The Consumer Healthy Or Indebted?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Dire Or Choosing Not To Save? The health of the consumer is a hotly debated topic because stats are cited that show a large percentage of Americans don’t have much saved for retirement, yet the unemployment rate which is not a perfect measurement is at 4.1% which indicates a healthy labor…CONTINUE READING

Are We Returning To Normalcy Now?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes There was a time where people joked about Twitter being a frivolous website that did not provide any valuable information nor insight for investors. That’s not the case anymore as financial Twitter (FinTwit) has riveting discussions if you follow the correct people. However, there are often false narratives that pass…CONTINUE READING

Why Inflation Will Increase In 2018

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The Perfect Scenario For Stocks With the economy regaining steam in 2017, the number one risk to equities and economic expansion is inflation. The current economic expansion hasn’t produced inflation, as measured by core CPI, because the growth in inflation as a result of QE has been subdued to mainly financial…CONTINUE READING

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