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Perils of Index Investing

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In a previous article, we discussed the problems with investing in index funds. One of the most important points made in that article was that indexes ignore firms with negative earnings when calculating price to earnings (P/E) multiples. When you buy an index fund, you buy all the stocks. Ignoring…CONTINUE READING

What Role Does Gold Have in Today’s Markets?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes In modern financial markets, the list of securities you can place bets on is long indeed. In addition to traditional investments such as stocks and mutual funds, newer financial instruments such as derivatives and ETFs (electronically-traded funds) have become popular. There has even been an attempt recently to allow investors…CONTINUE READING

Why Are Stocks Going Up?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Investors who are bearish on the stock market often claim that they don’t know why stocks are moving higher. It makes them look silly because stocks move higher most of the time. The real question should be why stocks aren’t moving higher when they go down. It makes sense to…CONTINUE READING

Seasonal Adjustment & Cost of Living Conspiracy Explained

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Many libertarian leaning people who follow Austrian economics consider themselves skeptics. That viewpoint stems from the idea that neither the left nor the right are advocating for their interests as well as the concept that the general media is deceptive. While it can be argued that misinformation is put out…CONTINUE READING

The Future of US Housing Market

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The housing market is one of the most important industries in the US, as was on full display during 2008 when it brought down the entire economy. Many industries touch housing such as banks, insurance firms, and home builders. A house is the biggest purchase most people make their entire…CONTINUE READING

Are Declining Stock Buybacks Signaling Economic Growth?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes There are mischaracterizations of the stock market which can confuse investors and push them in the wrong direction. The problem with social media and people selling investing subscription services is that misinformation can spread quickly and there’s no consequences for being wrong. In fact, sometimes being wrong is more profitable…CONTINUE READING

Demographics Imply Interest Rates Rising

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Looking at the global economy in terms of demographics tells us a lot more than meets the eye if you know what to look for. The obvious narratives are that the emerging markets have young populations which are growing quickly (excluding China). This along with the inclusion of free markets…CONTINUE READING

How To Nationalize Economies Without Voting

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In this article, we are going to review the policy stances of the major global central banks along with the trends which can help you predict their future actions. How much impact you think central banks have on the market determines how much weighting you give monetary policy when making…CONTINUE READING

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