Inflation

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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: […]

The Only Tech Sector to Invest in and One Stock to Own in It

The Only Tech Sector to Invest in and One Stock to Own in It

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought to the fore the importance of many sectors, especially in the commodities space. But it has also reinforced the importance of one tech sector in particular: cybersecurity. In early April, news broke that Russian hackers had launched a cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid, along with parallel attempts […]

Costco Is A Strong Buy During Inflationary Periods

Costco Is A Strong Buy During Inflationary Periods

With fears of recession, keep an eye on Costco Wholesale (COST). With a dividend yield of 0.61%, Costco sells the types of products that consumers need, no matter how well or how poorly the economy is doing. After all, even in times of chaos, consumers need food, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc. Costco also just […]

The Fed Wants to Crash the Stock Market

The Fed Wants to Crash the Stock Market

With inflation hitting 8.5% in the Tuesday report (a 40-year record)… The Federal Reserve IS NOT going to slow down their plans to raise rates and sell off their bond holdings.  So far, we’ve seen many tech stocks down 30%…50% if not more.  However the S&P 500, the Nasdaq and Dow are still hanging around […]