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Will You Panic When the Next Crisis Hits?


The biggest threat to your portfolio is “fear” — fear of the next bear market that might force you to sell prematurely when a temporary crisis hits. The Greek debt crisis is a case in point. On Monday, the markets worldwide sold off hard on news of a potential default by Greece on its sovereign […]

What is the Best Tax Policy for Investors?


“Trying to minimize taxes too much is one of the great causes of really dumb mistakes in investing.” –Charlie Munger Whenever I speak at the MoneyShows or other investment conferences, I frequently get asked about the tax implications of master limited partnerships, long-term vs. short-term capital gains, etc. Generally speaking, I try not to let […]

A Tale of Three Charts: Is the American Dream Alive or Dead?


“The American dream is dead.” — Donald Trump, 2015 “I believe we can restore the American Dream and expand it to reach more people than ever before.” — Senator Marco Rubio At this year’s FreedomFest (www.freedomfest.com) in Las Vegas next month (July 8-11), we are going to debate the question, “Is the American Dream Alive […]

Investors’ Alert: Are You Making These Two Mistakes?


The first time I looked at the incredible chart below, I thought of the classic book, “Winning the Loser’s Game” by Charles Ellis. Last year, Richard Bernstein Advisors, using the research provided by Dalbar, put out a 20-year performance chart of most asset classes and compared it to the return of the “average investor.” Who […]

King Dollar — What It Means to Investors


On September 14, 2011, I received a little book in the mail called “The End of America,” in which the author predicted chaos in America within 12 months. “I want to detail for you a specific event that will take place in America’s very near future… which could actually bring our country and our way […]

Who Does Better for Stocks, Democrats or Republicans?


At the recent Las Vegas MoneyShow, I gave a talk on “Money & Politics: A Washington Insider Reveals the Surprising Secrets of Capitol Hill.” I had people standing in the room to hear my presentation with all the seats filled. If you missed it, I will be repeating the talk at this year’s big FreedomFest show. I shared several […]

Los Angeles Vote to Help… and to Hurt Workers


The Los Angeles City Council demonstrated its ignorance of Economics 101 when the panel voted this week 12-1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 for millions of workers in the country’s second-largest city. United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta celebrated and said, “I think the economy will benefit and everyone […]

Buffett on Achieving the American Dream


“We have an incredible economic system that unleashes the American spirit. We have a wonderful future ahead of us.” — Warren Buffett This is part 2 of my report on Warren Buffett’s 50th anniversary shareholder meeting, known as the “Woodstock of Capitalism.” Buffett told his adoring audience of more than 30,000 in Omaha that he was […]

Buffett Reveals ‘Trade Secret’ at 50th Anniversary Meeting


“If investors weren’t so often wrong, we wouldn’t be rich.” — Charlie Munger As long-term subscribers know, I love to attend conferences and feel the pulse of investors. I think it makes me a better investment analyst. Over the years, I’ve attended them all — MoneyShows, the New Orleans Investment Conference, Milken Institute’s Global Conference, Investment […]

Will a Weak Economy Derail the Bull Market?


“The stock market and the economy are two different things.” — Milton Friedman The Nasdaq last week finally hit an all-time high, surpassing the 5,000 level achieved 15 years ago in March 2000. It took much longer for the Nasdaq to hit record highs than the Dow or the S&P 500 due to the dot-com frenzy […]

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