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Affluent Christian Investor | July 10, 2020

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July 7, 2020 |

Protest Versus Productivity

We all want a better future. We want to see progress. We hope the next generation will prosper more than we did.

But how much control do we have over what the future looks like?

I ask this because it … Read More

July 7, 2020 |

Rumors Of The Death Of Office Buildings Are Greatly Exaggerated

“Our tenuous capital was the hours in the day, less the few we slept, and we spent that capital at a frenzied pace. I’d drop everything to get you the right cardiac surgeon, the right car, a place for … Read More

July 7, 2020 |

Systemic Racism Is Not What You Think It Is

News media, politicians, and others who earn their living by inciting division and hatred are trying to capitalize on the recent protests and riots. Race is on the front burner everywhere, and “systemic racism” is the purported problem. These … Read More

July 7, 2020 |

The Real Lesson Of 2020 So Far

 

In this week’s Dividend Cafe we will look at:

  • The real lesson of 2020 so far, evidenced in Q1 being the 9th worst quarter in history, and Q2 being the 9th best quarter in history, and what … Read More
July 7, 2020 |

Trampoline Cliff Diving

We start this week’s commentary with some rather depressing news from Reuters:

The ratio of downgrades to upgrades in the credit ratings of leveraged loans has spiked to a record level, five times above that hit during the last global … Read More

July 7, 2020 |

Thwarting The Wickedness

While Presidents Harding and Coolidge thwarted the wickedness of the Wilson administration for a period – during a time of robust growth and prosperity in American history – the disease had already infected the original economic Intent.  What began to … Read More

July 7, 2020 |

Why Do-It-Yourself Investors Do So Poorly

A recent study was published by Dalbar examining how well regular investors performed over time compared to the stock market as a whole. The results were striking. Since 1988 the stock market has returned on average 10% per year … Read More

July 7, 2020 |

The Surprising Way Most People Go Wrong With Their Personal Finances

So you’ve decided now is the time to really get on top of your finances. Perhaps you’ve always had that nagging feeling in the back of your mind convicting you to be a better steward of what you’ve been given … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

Tulsa Race Massacre Reveals Resilience Of Black Entrepreneurs

President Trump’s recent rally in Tulsa didn’t attract the expected crowd, but it was a good one. There was no violence and the President was at his best. One of the best things to come out of the event was … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

Some Clarification On COVID-19 And The Current Media Coverage

Last week was another roller-coaster  in the markets, and we ended the week with a sell-off after up and down days every day.  Net on the week the market was basically down about 750 points, but that came about … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

President Trump, Tell The World The Story Of Tulsa’s “Black Wall Street”

President Trump plans to re-launch his campaign rallies starting in Tulsa, Oklahoma tomorrow. He’s come under heavy attack for choosing Tulsa because it’s well known as the site of a terrible racist massacre in 1921.

“[President] Coolidge knew the Klan … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

Burning Cities Could Unify America

Cities around the country have been burning from rioting, resulting, ostensibly, from the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer. The lesson to be learned, however, is not one you’ve been presented with.

After … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

How High Leverage Makes Real Estate More Vulnerable

With contributions by Charles Bowyer.

Given the recent crisis in financial markets, investors should be asking themselves how well their portfolios are able to withstand market shocks. We want to take a look at real estate, to illustrate the potential … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

Goebbels, Triumphant

As American mass media and social platforms work to misinform the public, it is important to understand how important lies are to the success of the Left.

Socialist regimes of all types, whether they call themselves Communists as in the … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

Does Real Estate Offer Yield In A Low-Yield Environment?

With contributions by Charles Bowyer.

I believe that REITs share some characteristics with traditional fixed income, in the form of bonds, in that their cash flow comes from leases, which are akin to fixed income. And according to a … Read More

July 1, 2020 |

Infractions Of The Economy

The infractions of the economy since the installation of the Federal Reserve came from a variety of government interventions with the Fed being one of the most, if not the most, powerful of these intervention mechanisms. In fact, Dr. Christina … Read More

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