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Where to Put Your Savings When Rates Go Negative

Where to Put Your Savings When Rates Go Negative

In our recent article, “What The Heck Is Going On?”, our guru friend Chuck Butler remarked: “There’s no harm in holding cash, as long as your bank isn’t charging you to do so, which is probably coming down the road, so be prepared!” Chuck’s remark did not go unnoticed. Subscriber Rikk M. asked, “IF we go […]

Are Energy Stocks A Good Buy In Today’s Market?

Are Energy Stocks A Good Buy In Today’s Market?

Energy stocks are not keeping up with the S&P 500. What’s going on? Over ten years the priced dropped from $57.52 to $54.16. What happened to the energy sector? With the Fed cutting rates again, are energy stocks a safe bet for investing retirement money? At Casey Research, I worked with a sharp analyst named […]

The New York Fed Would Make The Godfather Proud!

The New York Fed Would Make The Godfather Proud!

Wikipedia tells us, “In the first Godfather movie, the ‘meeting of the Dons’ scene uses the Federal Reserve building exterior.” How appropriate! This Burning Platform “Quotes of the Day” grabbed me: “When we talk about company culture in the context of financial services, the first thing that comes to mind is the risky, unethical, and sometimes criminal […]

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts Safe Investments?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts Safe Investments?

In a yield-starved investment world, should investors be buying Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)? Can they bring solid, safe returns? Many investors love them, while some shy away. How volatile are they? How do you evaluate them? A subscriber recently asked a good question. He purchased a subscription from one of our trusted affiliates, The Dividend […]

"The long and the short is we went long and got shorted."

The Bond Market Is Nuts!

The bond market is absolutely nuts – devoid of any common sense. Back in the days when professors used chalkboards, and actually taught classes, I studied Business Economics. We learned how capital and labor come together to produce goods and services, create jobs and profits. If capital was needed, you could borrow and pay interest. […]

The Fed’s Dilemma Is Our Problem!

The Fed’s Dilemma Is Our Problem!

Pundit Bill Bonner predicts: “Most likely, the stock market will crash sometime before the 2020 election. We can’t know when. …. The end of the stock market boom, too, is unpredictable. But each passing day brings us a day closer to when it will crash and burn.” Bonner’s prediction is in line with our 2017 article, “An […]