U.S. Dollar

The Virus We Can’t Escape

The Virus We Can’t Escape

One of my earliest childhood memories was my grandmother and me bringing home groceries in my wagon. I’ve never forgotten her ranting about rising grocery prices. She seldom raised her voice, but over dinner, she let it out…. “I’ve never been able to carry home $25 worth of groceries. We had to use the wagon […]

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How to Outperform 98.8% of the S&P 500 With Dividend Stocks

For 2020, the S&P 500 index returned 18.40%, so if you didn’t earn almost 20% in your stock portfolio, you might be wondering what happened. But just because the overall returns are high, it doesn’t mean all stocks are performing the same way. For example, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) managed to earn just […]

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MMT – Modern Monetary Theory –or– Magic Money Tree?

The politicos are hawking Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to finance their reckless spending. Investopedia explains: “Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is a heterodox macroeconomic framework that says monetarily sovereign countries (that) spend, tax, and borrow in a fiat currency they fully control, are not operationally constrained by revenues when it comes to federal government spending. …. […]

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What’s Going To Happen To The Dollar?

I was not surprised when the Wall Street Journal reported, “Senate Moves to Confirm Trump Fed Nominee Waller, but Shelton’s Candidacy Hits Likely Dead End.” Waller is an insider, currently working for the St. Louis Fed, while Shelton is an advocate of returning to the gold standard. Ms. Shelton was described by some senators as […]

The Trade to Make On a Volatile U.S. Dollar

The Trade to Make On a Volatile U.S. Dollar

We’ve finally reached the end of 2020, and I don’t think anyone is complaining about leaving this year in the dust. After all, the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe and made life miserable for a vast majority of the world’s population. Let’s all hope that 2021 is going to a much happier year. […]

The U.S. Dollar Halted the Tech Rally

The U.S. Dollar Halted the Tech Rally

How the lower dollar impacts our investment Recently, technology stock shares went down in value. The stocks didn’t drop that much, but they had done so well for so long, even despite the pandemic, that it was a bit of a shock to Wall Street. In particular, a few major tech stocks got hit the […]