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The Greatest Economist Ever — and the Winner Is…


“It was the reading of his book that made an ‘economist’ out of me.” — Ludwig von Mises “I found it such a fascinating book, so satisfying.” — Friedrich Hayek “No book since David Ricardo’s Principles has had such a great influence on the development of economics as…” — Knut Wicksell The revolutionary book that these three writers are talking […]

Why the Stock Market Soared After the Democrats Won


“Don’t ever bet against America.” — Warren Buffett We were told that Wall Street reacted favorably to the November elections because investors like gridlock, or divided government. But now, it is clear that the Democrats will take over not just the executive but the legislative branch in Washington — the White House, the House of Representatives […]

A Healthy Profit: New Year’s Resolution for 2021


“If you’re not healthy, you’re not wealth.” — R. E. McMaster (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 143) The key to beating the market is to adjust to the signs of the times.  We did just that during the challenging 2020.  We changed the emphasis from high-income stocks to disruptive technology and hard assets, including Bitcoin, and it […]

A Christmas Gift to the World: Business is Booming as We Enter 2021


“Though not one in a thousand recognizes it, it is business, not consumers, that is the heart of the economy. When business produces profitably, they create income-paying jobs and thus consumers spend.” — Larry Kudlow, Director, National Economic Council On this Christmas Eve, I’m happy to report some great economics news from the US Commerce […]

Bitcoin Soars — Why I’m Still Bullish


“Government is the only agency that can take a valuable commodity like paper, slap some ink on it, and make it totally worthless.” — Ludwig von Mises (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 152) Taxes on capital gains, dividends, interest and Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) can take a huge bite into your investment profits — by […]

The Day Milton Friedman Gave Investors Bad Advice!


“The economy and the stock market are two different things.” –Milton Friedman (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 157) After Milton Friedman won the Nobel prize in economics in 1976, he suddenly enjoyed fame and fortune. He was suddenly in demand and appeared on several popular TV shows, such as Phil Donahue. He once appeared on […]

Breaking News at the White House Christmas Party


****************************************************************************** Publisher’s Note: Are you looking for a great holiday gift? We were going through some areas of our office and found a box of beautiful Rose Pendants that were widely popular a few years ago. These are 24K gold and pure silver — a hard combination to find in any jewelry store. Click here now […]

The New Bulls and Bears: ‘One Word’ Describes the Post-Election Markets


“The difference between a rich investor and a poor investor is the quality — and timeliness — of his information.” — Bernard Baruch (“The Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 31) Know the signs of the times. Much has changed since the Nov. 3 elections, and smart investors must adjust their portfolio when the political winds shift. With Joe Biden headed […]

Who Predicted the Election and Why It Matters


“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king.” — The Maxims of Wall Street (p. 62).  A number of financial advisors went to 100% cash before the election, fearing that the bull market on Wall Street would falter under the uncertainty of the election. Others sold stocks and bought gold. I was not one […]

Republicans Trump Democrats, Stocks Soar


You probably think my headline is crazy, but it’s true.  The media is reporting that irascible Donald Trump was dumped, and sleepy Joe Biden is the president-elect. Then why did stocks soar after the election, given that Biden and the Democrats hate investors and want to cancel the Trump tax cut? The answer to this puzzle was explained by John […]

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