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Affluent Investor | February 12, 2016

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February 11, 2016 |

The $50 American Road Trip

Put $50 of gas in your tank. How far do you get? With fuel prices this low, quite a distance. But don’t try to hit Miami Beach from downtown Atlanta, though: your tank will run dry by Pompano Beach, … Read More

February 11, 2016 |

Today Here is a Practical Tip to Help You Get Unified With Your Spouse.

My wife and I are writing a book to help married couples get united as couples. It will help end the fighting, the arguments, the hurt and more importantly, the frustration of not making any progress towards your financial goals.

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February 10, 2016 |

Musings on the Search for Your Next President – The Day After New Hampshire

What a difference a week makes. One week ago: Trump under-performs polls badly in Iowa; Rubio out-performs polls in Iowa significantly; and the narrative gets formed (particularly after a few more key endorsements) that Rubio is on the march towards … Read More

February 10, 2016 |

Group Therapy Session at the Institute for the Politically Insane

It’s Saturday morning in the sunlit day room, time for the weekly group therapy session at the Institute for the Politically Insane. Patients file in, surrounded by tough looking orderlies.

After everyone but one has had their chance to … Read More

February 10, 2016 |

Oil’s True Message

The pervasive narrative on Wall Street is that the collapse in oil prices will, any second now, restore consumers to their profligate spending ways. In fact, financial pundits have been calling for plunging energy prices to imminently rescue the economy … Read More

February 10, 2016 |

Keynesianism is Not the Answer for Syria and the Middle East

The organizers of the 2016 London Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region issued a joint announcement that they aimed to support neighboring countries that have shown “enormous generosity” in hosting Syrian refugees in order to cope with the impact … Read More

February 10, 2016 |

They Broke the Silver Fix

Last Thursday, January 28, there was a flash crash on the price chart for silver. Here is a graph of the price action.

If you read more about it, you will see that there was an irregularity around the silver … Read More

February 10, 2016 |

Risky Business

In advance of this year’s Super Bowl, USA Today readers were challenged in an editorial about the morality of the decision to watch the game. It had nothing to do with questionable advertising. Or skipping the Sunday evening service at … Read More

February 10, 2016 |

Lessons in Courage

Has fear ever prevented you from doing something you wanted to do? Has fear been an excuse not to do something that you needed to do? If you are human, then the answer to both those questions is a … Read More

February 9, 2016 |

Christie’s Attack Hurts Republicans

It was clear during Saturday’s night debate that Chris Christie knew it was his last chance to get a good showing in New Hampshire. And that in order to do that he needed to substantially damage Marco Rubio’s standing among … Read More

February 9, 2016 |

Oil Can Sink Lower Than We Think

Everyone is wondering how low the price of oil can go. It’s well below the profitable level in the US, but the pumps keep pumping. In this earlier post I showed that oil companies will continue to pump at … Read More

February 9, 2016 |

The Markets Are Disappointed With the Fed, Not the Jobless Rate

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1.29% on Friday.  Does this mean that the markets were disappointed in the “Employment Situation” report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which was released an hour before trading began?

No, it … Read More

February 9, 2016 |

Volatility Continues

January Market Drivers and February Market Mover

The first ten days of 2016 have been the worst beginning of a year ever recorded for the US stock markets. The 8% collapse in 2016 beats a 6.6% drop in 2009, … Read More

February 9, 2016 |

Possible Silver U-Turn Report

Wow, did the dollar move down this week! It dropped more than it has in quite a while. It fell 1.3mg gold, or 0.1g silver.

Gold and silver bugs of course are excited, as they look at it as the … Read More

February 9, 2016 |

A Little Jazz

C. S. Lewis attended church with some regularity but could only endure the music. That’s not an uncommon feeling. A little jazz, rarely heard in church, might fix this.

Lewis was the Oxford don who came to Christ at the … Read More

February 8, 2016 |

The World’s Most Famous Case of Deflation


Originally posted on Visual Capitalist.

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