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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 […]

This ‘One Word’ Will Lead You to Success on Wall Street


“I’m going to try and stay in the moment and be very patient… and understand it’s going to feel like a whole different tournament.” — Jordan Spieth I’m not a great golfer, just more of a hacker and lucky to keep my score under 100 in a round of golf. But I enjoy watching the sport […]

How to Raise the Minimum Wage without Legislation


Walmart and McDonald’s recently have raised wages to $9 an hour or more, substantially higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. They did so following a highly publicized campaign by protesters to force McDonald’s to increase wages and benefits. Walmart, the notorious cost cutter, was under pressure to raise wages as well. Both companies […]

Attention, Income Seekers: What’s Better than Annuities?


“When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.” –Oscar Wilde Currently, I am reading Tony Robbins’s bestseller, “Money: Master the Game.”  To be upfront, I’ve never been a fan of Tony Robbins and all the other motivational speakers who play […]

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