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Are We Headed For A Market Crash?

I recently wrote “Most readers have felt … for some time, … things are just not right, yet so far, nothing horrible has happened.” Ron Paul’s recent article, Is The ‘Mother of all Bubbles’ about to Pop?, reinforces those fears: “When the New York Federal Reserve began pumping billions of dollars a day into the repurchasing (repo) markets […]

Is Investing In Foreign Currency Still A Good Idea?

Is Investing In Foreign Currency Still A Good Idea?

In 2008, I began investing in foreign currency. The Fed created trillions of dollars out of thin air, high inflation was sure to follow. With the help of friend Chuck Butler, I bought FDIC insured foreign currency Certificates of Deposit (CD) through Everbank. I also bought Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) and sent money offshore; investing […]

Protection Against a December Volatility Spike

Protection Against a December Volatility Spike

Stock market activity has essentially slowed to a crawl, and many traders are wondering if that’s it for volatility in 2019. Some traders are jokingly wondering if they should take the rest of the year off. It certainly seems like the market isn’t interested in action these days. There are certainly mechanical reasons for the […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Consumer Staples

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Consumer Staples

This week, the options trade of the week concerns the consumer staples sector. A trader took a large bearish position on the Consumers Staple Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP). XLP covers the sort of goods consumers buy regardless of economic conditions like toothpaste and soda. It also includes the places where most people buy those goods like Walmart […]

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 […]

Is Market Volatility Done For The Year?

Is Market Volatility Done For The Year?

2019 has certainly seen its share of ups and downs in the financial markets. There were quite a few spikes in market volatility this year – usually related to China trade war news or concerns over the direction of interest rates. There has also been a lot of talk about the US falling into a […]

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3 High-Yield Buyout Candidates to Pad Your Portfolio

I remain intrigued by what I see as an investor hatred of stocks of companies that own infrastructure assets, primarily assets that support the energy sector.    Despite solid earnings reports, and growing cash flow coverage of dividends, share prices in the group remain low and fall even farther on any piece of perceived negative […]