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Gold’s Not So Secret Upgrade

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The presses are back on. Money’s cheap and there’s lots of it. You haven’t heard? The US Federal Reserve has taken on the role of the World’s banker as evidenced by the announcement last week of a coordinated action by World Central Banks to add liquidity to the system. Sure, the announcement said “World” central […]

Santa, Please Hide The Coal

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Spreading Some Market Cheer I hope that you all enjoyed your holidays. Apparently you were in a good mood if the latest retail sales numbers are accurate. Of course the comparisons were to rather dismal numbers last year and even more dismal numbers from the year before. But, what is encouraging is the trend. And, […]

League of Power – Weekend Blueprint

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How Can I Determine if a Potential Investment is Overpriced? Question: I’m not a savvy investor by any means. But I haven’t lost a fortune chasing hot stocks, real estate or other investments either. Over the past four years my investments (stocks, REITs and CDs) have broke even, over ten years I’m up about 9%. […]

Just Add a Few Zeros…and It’ll Be All Better

Well my friends, Gold is setting new highs and that should be sending you a message loud and clear. The world’s financial system is only as good as the paper it’s printed on. We have been crowing about gold for what seems like an eternity, and the bets are paying off in spades. The Contagion […]

It’s Greek to Me

Looking for 16% on your money? Look no further than Greek short-term bonds because that’s what they’re yielding. The Euro bailout package that started at $20 billion is now more than $100 billion and it will go much higher if Portugal follows suit. The floodgates have been opened and the situation in the Euro zone […]

The Name is Bond…Treasury Bond

The 10-year Treasury bond hovered around 4% recently, and the 30-year bond is trading within a couple-dozen basis points of 5%. What inflation? A year ago, people were flocking to the safety of negative returns on short term paper to get out of the stock market. Worse, many locked themselves into 10 and 30-year bonds […]

What You Want to Hear

For years, the government, Wall St. and the media all told you what you wanted to hear: that stocks, real estate and prosperity would continue up forever. For some- the informed few- they were right. But for most, their comforting words have been proven to be fatally wrong. Being part of The League of Power […]

Stones and Glass Houses

What You Want to Hear For years, the government, Wall St. and the media all told you what you wanted to hear: that stocks, real estate and prosperity would continue up forever. For some- the informed few- they were right. But for most, their comforting words have been proven to be fatally wrong. Being part […]

 
 
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