I start about the 13 minute mark; my rant on Crony Capitalism begins around the 39 minute mark. I had been thinking about that issue and had jotted down some notes for a future column, prior to this interview. I was not expecting the socialism question to come up!...
Through my work at The White Coat Investor where I help high-income professionals to get a “fair shake” on Wall Street, I have run into many investors who inappropriately focus their investments on dividend-paying stocks. While there are far worse ways to invest, a focus on dividend-paying stocks...
It may not feel like it after living through the Great Recession but the U.S. economy has become far more stable over time. Just look at the inflation rate over the past 100 plus years: And the contraction in GDP in each of the past 15 recessions: The Great Recession was...
The $4 trillion drop in Americans’ net worth in Q4 was the single largest quarterly dollar drop on record. As a comparison, the U.S. bear market losses from 2007-2009 = $11 trillion dollars. Markets are now 4X as large, so a 20% drawdown is a third as large as...
Podcast#102 Show Notes: How to Pay for a House A lot of people right now are talking about buying a home. There are many ways to pay for a home, from a 30 year mortgage to all cash. Don’t buy too much, probably don’t buy as a resident. That’s...
From The Measure of Plan, comes this wonderful animation showing the volatility of returns over time. In the animation below of U.S. stock market returns show both positive (green) and negative (red) returns over time over 1, 5, 10 and 20 year rolling periods: “To summarize: while the range...
<!-- --> Posted April 17, 2019 by Ben Carlson This week’s Animal Spirits with Michael & Ben is sponsored by YCharts: Mention Animal Spirits and receive 20% off your subscription price when you initially sign up for the service. We discuss: Why dividends don’t matter as much as they used...
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Last November, I read the public disclosure documents for the 53 largest investment advisory firms based in Utah. It took a long time to complete this exercise. My wife called it the ultimate snoozefest, but to me it was fascinating. In my reading, I focused on the following two...
If you do an online search on fraudulent forex brokers, the number of results is mind-boggling. While the forex world is gradually becoming more coordinated, there are...