Inflation

An Idea to Fight Inflation That Actually Works

An Idea to Fight Inflation That Actually Works

In late 2021, when it became apparent that inflation would stay persistent and increasing, I started to get a lot of questions about where to invest. When inflation rears its ugly head, there is no magic list of investments that help you beat inflation all of the time. While it would be good if there […]

Here’s a Stock to Offset Food Inflation

Here’s a Stock to Offset Food Inflation

Ignore the premature celebration on Wall Street that inflation has been beaten and all is well with the world. In reality, inflation is not close to being “beaten.” For example, take a look at food prices in the U.S., which increased 11.2% in the 12 months that ended September 30, after jumping 11.4% previously (the […]

The Best Inflation Hedge

The Best Inflation Hedge

There is no doubt that in an inflationary environment—such as the one in which we find ourselves now—consumer spending habits are affected. As prices continue to rise, people will stop to consider the things they really need versus the things they would like to have. For example, when it comes to food, people simply must […]

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Is Now When the Fed Pauses The Rate Hikes?

It is a confusing time to be an investor, especially if your primary investing goal is generating a stream of income. We are in bear market territory on the back of successive rate hikes as I write this but there is an almost total absence of real fear. As we saw in last Friday’s 658-point […]

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Volatility Is High Again, Take Advantage of It

The hot consumer price index (CPI) number last Friday has caused major damage to the equity markets. Volatility has remained elevated. There seems to be no relief in sight regarding the inflation numbers that we are seeing across industries—and, most importantly, in our daily expenses. The Federal Reserve will do what it can to increase […]

Ignore the Market and Save Your Retirement

Ignore the Market and Save Your Retirement

The combination of rising living costs due to inflation and crappy stock market results have many people rethinking their retirement plans. Here are a couple of recent excerpts from the financial press. This headline comes from CNBC: 25% of Americans are delaying retirement due to inflation, survey finds Then there’s this excerpt from a Wall […]

Beat Rising Rates with These Two Stocks

Beat Rising Rates with These Two Stocks

High inflation has become a driving force in our lives. It’s challenging to invest for income and keep up with inflation, especially outside of commodity-focused investments. We have to take an extra step to ferret out investments that will perform well while inflation stays high. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve will need higher interest rates to […]

Three ETFs Going Up While the Market Crashes

Three ETFs Going Up While the Market Crashes

Markets are in disaster mode. Since the end of April, the Dow is down about 3,000 points thanks to fears of inflation, recession, and rate hikes; the war in Ukraine; and nervous traders running for the exits. Unfortunately, should the Dow fail to hold support dating back to February, there’s no support until we drop […]

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Is Capitalism Destroying the American Economy?

The Fed has begun the battle against double-digit inflation. CNBC reports they are raising interest rates (very slowly) and announced: “Officials “generally agreed” that a maximum of $60 billion in Treasuries and $35 billion in mortgage-backed securities would be allowed to roll off, phased in over three months and likely starting in May.” CNBC adds: […]