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Affluent Christian Investor | September 20, 2020

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September 17, 2020 |

The 2020 Election And Your Portfolio

In all my years of managing client capital, covering now six Presidential election cycles, I have never received as many inquiries, expressions of anxiety, questions, and general concerns about what this election means to investors.  Across all mediums, I have … Read More

September 17, 2020 |

Europeans Discover The Myth About ‘Safety Nets’ The Hard Way

Economic discussions would be much better if it were understood that no one receives dollar, euro, yen, pound or yuan “aid.” They receive the goods that those currencies can be exchanged for. Money on its own doesn’t feed, shelter or … Read More

September 17, 2020 |

Inflation By Fiat

The Fed has now officially changed its inflation target from 2%, to one that averages above 2% in order to compensate for the years where inflation was below its target. First off, the Fed has a horrific track record with … Read More

September 17, 2020 |

Innovation Springs From Liberty

Deirdre McCloskey, professor of economics and history, has offered powerful insights for several decades, culminating in her multi-volume work with the theme of “bourgeois dignity.” She explains why, for most of history, poverty was so pervasive, and why the standards … Read More

September 17, 2020 |

Manufacturing A Recovery

This metric is broad in that is looks at many, many different factors — from actual production, to orders, to employment trends, and many others. It is also ‘high frequency’, which means that rather than the data only being … Read More

September 17, 2020 |

5 Things The Millionaire Next To You Is Doing With Their Money That You’re Not

  • They spend less than they earn, a lot less.

The number one contributor to financial success is living within your means. That millionaire sitting in the booth next to you at your favorite restaurant learned this at … Read More

September 11, 2020 |

Politicians And Pundits Vs. The People

Several key elected officials have performed terribly in office, but the media has failed to react to their fiascos.

There is a distinct difference between the worldview held by politicians and most pundits, and that of the average citizen. … Read More

September 11, 2020 |

If You Want To Worry About Something, Worry About This

Market Redux

The market closed last week at 28,650.  On Thursday it has reached 29,200 before declining 800 points on the day.  As of press time Friday, the market is down another 500+ points, so down ~900 on the week. … Read More

September 11, 2020 |

Dismiss The Federal Reserve Alarmism, There’s No Such Thing As ‘Dollar Shortages’

In his recently released book The Last Kings of Shanghai, author Jonathan Kaufman wrote about Elias Sassoon’s travels up to Shanghai with an eye on expanding the reach of the Sassoon financial empire. While making his way to China’s commercial … Read More

September 11, 2020 |

National Reconstruction Begins

In the depths of the crisis, I argued that recovery might be somewhat easier than some of the bleaker headline scenarios suggested, due to the fact that the sectors which would likely be most difficult to re-open also tend … Read More

September 11, 2020 |

Q2 Was Tough On Those Who Panicked At The End Of Q1

The general rule is not to let emotion get to you when investing.

“Buy on Fear, Sell on Greed? Legendary investor Warren Buffet is a big proponent of this strategy. When others are greedy—typically when prices are boiling over—assets … Read More

September 11, 2020 |

The Founding Fathers Understood

In his book, The 5000 Year Leap, W. Cleon Skousen illustrates the Founders’ acknowledgment of the linkage between “inequality thru equity” and security:

The American Founders recognized that the moment the government is authorized to start leveling the material possessions of … Read More

September 11, 2020 |

Things Are More Dangerous Than People Think

COVID-19 has been making its way through populations around the world, including the United States. While it can be deadly, it is not nearly the biggest danger we face in America at the moment. Radical leftism has come out … Read More

September 11, 2020 |

5 Things Christians Can Do To Win With Money

  • Christian’s can need to invest more.

Most people don’t understand how expensive life gets when you add 10, 15, 20 years of inflation to your current cost of living. I fully believe in trusting God to provide for … Read More

September 4, 2020 |

Social Justice Warriors Must Address Core Problems

Justice is a theme in every religious and moral tradition, a part of the human experience, and an ideal in every society, but what is justice? The Bible gives examples, but they are similar to other traditions: do not … Read More

September 4, 2020 |

Our Dishonest Ruling Class

Far too many of America’s influencers, those who shape public opinion through broadcasting, publishing, teaching or even entertaining, have proven to be incapable or unwilling to honestly portray the numerous serious issues facing the nation.

There is a key reason … Read More

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