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Is Now the Right Time to Move to Cash?

Is the British government going to ignore the will of their citizens and not leave the EU? The EU’s immigration policies are sparking political backlash and citizens are taking to the streets. In January, Bloomberg reported, “Mario Draghi Sounds Economic Alarm for the Euro-Area”, citing persistence of geopolitical uncertainties. What in the world is going on? […]

Socialism – The Real Trickle-Down Economics

Socialism – The Real Trickle-Down Economics

While politicos like to call tax cuts “trickle-down economics”, the real culprit is socialism. The Robin Hood theory of “steal from the rich and give to the poor” sounds noble however, in practice it doesn’t work that way. The political class tax and spend for their benefit first, then some may trickle-down to the masses. […]

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Don’t Get Caught In The Fed Trap Again

The Government surprised the world in 2008 when the Fed bailed out the banks at the expense of seniors and savers. The Fed dropped interest rates to historic lows while buying U.S. treasuries and bad loans through their Quantitative Easing (QE) program. Seniors and savers lost over $4 trillion in interest income they would have […]

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Will The Fed Bring Us More QE?

Mike Maloney’s video, “If You Don’t Think QE4 & QE5 Are Coming, You’re Smoking Something”, raised a red flag. The Fed did not raise rates and didn’t rule out more Quantitative Easing (QE) in the future. Mike fears QE may include bailing out companies that can’t pay their debts. QE was different Unlike historical fed interest […]

If Socialism Is So Good, Why Are People Moving Away?

If Socialism Is So Good, Why Are People Moving Away?

The mainstream media is citingreports, with widely varying percentages, that many young Americans prefer socialism to capitalism – and are supporting socialist candidates. The media provides extended coverage to politicians touting socialist programs. The New York Times trumpets, “Mayor de Blasio Says Wealth Is ‘in the Wrong Hands,’ Pledges to Redistribute It.” “Here’s the truth, brothers […]

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Is an Offshore Account for You?

In response to our recent article about investing offshore, many readers asked for more information. They expressed many concerns, particularly about safety. Jamie Virjhof, Relationship Manager ofWeber Hartmann Virjhof & Partners Ltd.recently interviewed me and addressed those concerns. I have permission to share it with our readers. Is International Diversification really necessary? Dennis has been a good […]

America is a Debt Prisoner

Should You Worry About Government Deficit?

If our elected leaders are not concerned about the government deficit, should the citizens be worried? Governments world-wide spend more than their total revenue and borrow to make up the difference. The U.S. Debt Clock shows the US federal debt to be $21.6 trillion, averaging $177,283 per taxpayer. The government now pays interest on $21.6 trillion. Below […]

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How Do You Pick Good Investments Out of Newsletters?

When David Galland approached me about writing an investment newsletter, I said, “I’m not a stock picker, I try to pick them out of newsletters. Sometimes I even screw that up!”. David asked me to explain. Expensive lessons In the late 1990’s I self-managed our retirement fund. The market soared; between 1995-2000 the S&P went […]