The Fed Is Giving Investors Fair Warning!

Richard Maybury provides a realistic assessment: “…. Everybody is always trying to figure out what these people (The Fed) are afraid of at any given moment, so we can get ready for their actions against it.” Despite overwhelming evidence that inflation is nowhere close to the Fed’s 2% target, Chairman Powell continues to trumpet three rate cuts before year-end. Expert […]

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More Than Just Hope – Play To Win!

Our article, The Impossible Dream outlines how actions of the political class, Federal Reserve and casino-banks are leading our country into extraordinarily difficult times. Subscriber Mike G. asks a doggone good question: “When first learning to play chess, I was focused only on protecting my pieces. As my skills progressed it was taking ever longer to defeat me, but I […]

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Fighting The Debt Tsunami

The US government is spending borrowed money into oblivion; the debts will never be able to be repaid. Whether it is default, Venezuela-type inflation, or both – we’re all going to suffer the consequences. Chuck Butler recently discussed how inflation, and losing the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, will impact everyone’s standard of living. Some will fare better than […]

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Why Are Gold Prices Are Jumping Around? Is Gold Really An Investment?

The 2000 dot-com crash, the events of 9/11/2001 the 2008 bank bailouts turned the investment world upside down. The Federal Reserve injected trillions into the financial system. “Too big to fail” banks were bailed out – not broken up. The negative effects of these decisions have now arrived. Historic cheap credit-fueled reckless government and private spending, tripling total public and […]

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Get Used To Making Less

Each new year brings a myriad of projections about politics, investing, life, global warming and all things in between. I view most as “for entertainment purposes only,” trying not to take them too seriously. I pay attention to investment pundits who have walked the walk, coupled with a solid, proven track record over a long period of time. Last spring […]

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It’s A Good Time To Consider A Roth IRA!

Friend Henry M. sent an article about Roth IRAs. This is the time of the year to review things and make necessary decisions. The article asks the right questions while stressing consulting a fiduciary advisor, with tools and encouraging readers to find one. It’s a cleverly worded referral service earning fees from advisors. Most financial advisors earn ongoing fees for […]

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The Final Act – How Will It End? What Can We Do?

In a recent interview with Chuck Butler, we discussed the US Financial Cycle using Ray Dalio’s chart in “The Changing World Order”. Ray points to the downside of the empire: Large Debts Printing Money Internal Conflict Loss of Reserve Currency Weak Leadership Civil War/revolution While our discussion focused on “Loss of Reserve Currency”, it’s part of a much bigger picture. […]

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The Generation X Retirement Report Card Is Scary!

Early Generation Xers (1965-1980), age 58, are nearing retirement, while the younger (43) folks are turning the corner into their peak earning years. The National Institute on Retirement Security report “The Forgotten Generation: Generation X Approaches Retirement” indicates the majority are FAILING to save anything close to enough to retire comfortably. Even with 401k programs available their entire careers, most […]

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