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Affluent Investor | May 5, 2016

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May 4, 2016 |

Grave Silver Mistake

We came across an article the other day, talking about silver supply troubles. We get it. The price of silver has rallied quite a lot, so the press needs to cover the story. They need to explain why. Must be … Read More

May 4, 2016 |

Earnings Trump Elections

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

These first few weeks of earnings season every quarter (basically the second, third, and fourth week of every January, April, July, and October) are insanely busy. Analyst calls, company 10Q and 10k reports, research bulletins, and … Read More

May 3, 2016 |

Are You Envirophobic? Is That a Thing?

Have you ever been to a race-track or put money on horses? There are many kinds of bets you can place, and most of the time you’ll lose. The simplest kinds of bets are a “To Win” or an … Read More

May 3, 2016 |

The Indiana Primary

As a native Hoosier, born in La Porte, now living in Zionsville, I feel a responsibility to share my views on the upcoming primary between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.

The nation is at a crucial inflection point – on … Read More

May 3, 2016 |

The Trump Riots Are Indefensible

As far as I am concerned, Donald Trump represents the indefensible, the most pitiful substance-less part of American politics, who is a perfect synthesis of the three categories I most fear (where normally I only have to fear one at … Read More

May 3, 2016 |

See How the Internet of Things Will Change Your Life

The dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT) era is already upon us, but for many people there is a chance that the future impact of the IoT is still pretty unclear.

What is the scale of this technological … Read More

May 2, 2016 |

Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, and What Socialism Has Already Cost Us

Elon Musk is famously a Democrat. He might not appreciate some of what I’m about to say.

But he above all others knows it’s true.

Elon just announced he’s going to Mars within 10 years. This isn’t one of … Read More

May 2, 2016 |

Stocks or Dollar About to Enter a Bear Market

The first month and a half of 2016 were brutal for the U.S. equity market, as the major averages plunged over 10%. The culmination of the decline came on Feb 11th when the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.6%, … Read More

May 2, 2016 |

My Most Common (and Surprising) Retirement Recommendation

One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What’s the best thing I can do to prepare for retirement?”

There are probably as many answers for that as there are variations of unique circumstances and situations. Everyone has different … Read More

May 2, 2016 |

IMF Growth Forecasts: Missing the Mark So Far

Will next week’s report be on target after 5 years of downward revisions?

Projections on the global economic recovery have been overestimated by most policymakers and institutions for some time now. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been no … Read More

May 2, 2016 |

The Importance of Community

Peer-based advising teams are proliferating. Yesterday I was asked about another one dedicated exclusively to CEOs of manufacturing companies. Had I heard of it? No. And I was not surprised because every month brings a new player in a … Read More

May 2, 2016 |

Experience Zacchaeus Generosity

It’s one of those funny stories really.

He’s a short man. And he’s despised. He knows it too. He’s a tax collector. He tells himself that he’s just doing his job, and if he collects a little extra, well, … Read More

April 29, 2016 |

The Way We Grieve Today: Overdosing on Celebrity

Many celebrities have died of late, the latest being Prince. These are talented people who have had varying levels of success in their life. In no way is this blog to be an attack on the memory of the singer/songwriter, … Read More

April 29, 2016 |

A Political Attack On Free Speech And Privacy Thwarted — For Now

Most “Progressives” believe that opposition to their plans for a government with the power to create the perfect society is essentially illegitimate. Therefore, they seldom hesitate to use any means they can to delegitimize, defund, and defeat conservatives and … Read More

April 29, 2016 |

3 Key Issues for the International Economy

At the March 16 Federal Reserve meeting, the central bank left interest rates and monetary policy unchanged. Given the dramatic drop in the global stock and commodity markets over the last quarter, this came as little shock to the … Read More

April 29, 2016 |

The Energy and Mineral Riches of the Arctic

The Energy and Mineral Riches of the Arctic

The Arctic has been the fascination of many people for centuries.

Hundreds of years ago, the Europeans saw the Arctic’s frigid waters as a potential gateway to the Pacific. The region … Read More