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Affluent Investor | February 24, 2017

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February 23, 2017 |

Interactive: Mapping the Flow of International Trade

To view the infographic, click here.

This interactive visualization was created by data visualization expert Max Galka from the Metrocosm blog. (Also check out his new project, Blueshift, which allows users to upload data and visualize it on maps … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

The French Have No Word for ‘Deplorable’

French 10 year bond yields shot up to a four-year high this week, in response to alt-right National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s polling surge. The first round of voting for President is in April, and the centre-right … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

The Deep State War on Trump

Originally, we had intended to shift our analysis in this series to the foreign war on President Trump’s legitimacy. But so much has happened in the past couple of weeks that we have to revisit the domestic war underway. Nothing that … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

Voter Fraud Flourished During Obama Administration

The Judicial Watch organization, in response to its August 9, 2011 Freedom of Information Act filing, received records which they described as detailing friendly communications between the Justice Department and a former ACORN attorney now serving as Director of … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

Help! I’m Caught Between Church and Credit Cards

Dear Chuck,

I need some help. I am a 50 year-old widow with a teenager at home, and I’m using credit cards to survive, drowning in late fees. I am over extended and miserable. My income cannot support my obligations … Read More

February 22, 2017 |

Obamacare – The New Age Robin Hood plan

Now that Inauguration Day has come and gone, many are wondering what Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will do with Obamacare. Here are analogies on the effect Obamacare has had on the health insurance industry:

February 21, 2017 |

Two Transgressors: Milo Yiannopoulos and Yuja Wang

In the old style of Plutarch’s parallel lives, I should like to compare two transgressive performers, a Western journalist-cum-performance-artist and a Chinese classical pianist. The object of the exercise is to illustrate why we might be living in the last … Read More

February 21, 2017 |

Color in Branding: What Does it Say About Your Industry?

The use of color can be a powerful way to guide the associations consumers have about a brand, but how and why certain colors are used can often be perplexing.

The color red is the perfect example. When it … Read More

February 21, 2017 |

There Are No ‘Ifs’ About It, Currency Devaluation Doesn’t Confer An Export Advantage

In his 1996 book The Rules of the Game, the late Stanford economist Ronald McKinnon observed that since the advent of floating currencies in 1971, global trade disputes had become quite a bit more frequent.  Logically.

Money isn’t wealth … Read More

February 21, 2017 |

Have You Ever Considered That Less is More?

Dolly Parton grew up in a 1-room cabin in the woods and says being poor was good for her. Why? She saw her parents struggle and stretch a dollar.

Think about it. When you don’t have as much, you develop … Read More

February 21, 2017 |

10 Key Statistics on Family Legacy

When thinking about legacy, succession, inheritance and passing wealth, the reality is often much different than aspirations. Consider the following statistics on legacy, succession and inheritance:

  1. Most wealth transfer fails. 70% of intergenerational wealth-transfer fail.
  2. Success depends on mission. … Read More
February 20, 2017 |

What Are the Real Goals of the Anti-Trump Movement?

The real goals of the anti-Trump movement leaders are more complex than portrayed by the friendly media.

Even before Donald Trump took the oath of office, protests were being planned and executed across the United States. The tone and vehemence … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

These 3 Animated Maps Show the World’s Largest Cities Throughout History

In 300 B.C., Carthage was one of the world’s largest cities with up to 700,000 people living within its walls. The Carthaginian republic was a force to be reckoned with, controlling inconceivable amounts of wealth and land all around the … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

Russia’s New Weapon: A Torpedo Traveling 5K miles per hour.

It’s called supercavitation.  The tip of the torpedo has a frontal device that blows bubbles of vapor (cavities) effectively permitting the torpedo faster propellent with almost no water drag.  The Russians have it and have perfected the technology.  Let’s … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

Under Armoured: Why We Shorted A Company That Didn’t Protect Its Investors

A few weeks ago, Under Armour stock crashed in value by 26%. This occurred when they announced that their holiday sales were less than expected (and holiday sales are very important for retail companies) and that next quarter’s earnings were … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

How Far Can This Market Rally Go?

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

We know what is on the mind of investors this week: How much longer can this market rally last? We address this quite head-on this week along with all sorts of must-read information about the … Read More

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