Don’t Get Fooled By Election Year Propaganda!

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is spouting off again, with more political baloney! Martin Armstrong highlights her recent remarks about IRS funding: “…. The proposal will redirect $14.3 billion in funds to Israel instead of doubling the IRS, angering Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who insists America has money for two wars and a standing IRS army. …. ‘We cannot let our […]

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When It Comes To Inflation, The Fat Lady Isn’t Even Close!

“It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings” is a phrase that comes from a tendency in operas to end with a heavy-set lady singing an aria. It’s a reference to Valkyrie Brunnhilde’s 10-minute solo that ends Wagner’s Ring Cycle opera. Sportscasters use the line frequently. One should not presume to know the outcome of the event, even if it […]

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The Problem Ain’t The Cost Of Money – It’s The Cost Of Stuff!

New Year’s Eve, 1999 – a special time for Jo and me. We took our motor home to Key West, Florida. We celebrated the magic moment, the turn of a century, in front of (famous Ernest Hemingway hangout) Sloppy Joe’s Bar. As the conch shell slid down the pipe, people yelled, “10-9-8-7″…until the clock struck midnight. Happy New Year! I […]

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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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Moody’s Cries Wolf – Nobody Pays Attention!

Moody’s rating service lowered its outlook on the US credit rating to “negative” from “stable”. This is not a ratings downgrade; but rather a warning of things to come. This follows actual downgrades in the US credit ratings from Fitch and S&P Global Ratings. Yahoo Finance reports: “The key driver of the outlook change to negative is Moody’s assessment that […]

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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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