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Affluent Christian Investor | December 12, 2018

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October 25, 2018 |

FLAG vs. FAANG In The Recent Market Sell-Off

For the past five years, the US domestic bull market has been led by growth stocks, and growth has been led by FAANG. Furthermore, during the 3rd quarter, The AA in FAANG (Apple and ) led FAANG. This means that the … Read More

October 17, 2018 |

Time To Rebuild The Lord’s House Financially

Have you ever been in this place before? You’re working hard to provide for your family and you think you’re doing all of the right things. You have a budget. You save. You have a good income and yet you’re … Read More

October 16, 2018 |

Kavanaugh’s Not The Left’s Enemy, The Left Is Its Own Enemy

A recent conversation with a left-leaning relative yielded the concern that Justice Kavanaugh would do great harm to gay and women’s rights.   I pondered his concern for a few days and concluded that the enemy of the left is … Read More

October 16, 2018 |

Jesus vs. The Moneychangers: Was He Anti-Finance Or Anti-Religious-Rip-Offs?

The confrontation with the moneychangers has been used to enlist Jesus into an ideological war against finance. There are many examples, but probably the best known of them is FDR’s inaugural address in which he extensively referenced this text.

“Practices … Read More

October 16, 2018 |

How Trump Tax Cuts Help Seniors Hurt By Obamacare

The announcement scheduled for later this month that seniors can expect about a 2.8% cost of living (COLA) increase in their social security (following 2018 2% increase) is another indication that the Obama era practice of diverting funds meant … Read More

October 16, 2018 |

The Heart Of American Exceptionalism Is Christian Love

Charity[1] rests at the heart of American Exceptionalism, just as liberty does.  However, giving from the heart creates multiple benefits that are the source of much of the Godly light which emanates from the United States.  “So two good things happen … Read More

October 16, 2018 |

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Options And Futures

Buy-and-hold is the standard investment advice for rookies. They tell young people to grit their teeth through bear markets like those of 2001 and 2008 where some investors lost half their savings. They say you will eventually make back your … Read More

September 24, 2018 |

The Benedict Option Is Not An Option

Have you ever heard a Christian say that we shouldn’t waste our time trying to improve the world, that it is Satan’s’ territory and things are just going to pot (hmmm…they might be right on this point) and anyway we … Read More

September 18, 2018 |

Jesus Was A Highly Skilled Entrepreneur, Not A Poor Peasant

It’s common for sermons and some academic theological writings to portray Jesus as a poor man who led an attempted peasant revolt. The problem is that neither historical texts nor archaeological records are consistent with this picture.

David Fiensy … Read More

September 18, 2018 |

Who Can We Blame For The Great Recession?

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the “Great Recession” and the media are trying to determine if we have learned anything from it. The Queen visited the London School of Economics after the “Great Recession” to ask her chief … Read More

September 18, 2018 |

Don’t Let The Alarmists Fool You, Millennials Don’t Think Socialism Is ‘Cool’

Last year, accounting firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) boosted paternity leave from six to sixteen weeks.  And while it’s possible the company has abnormally kind management, the feelings that may or may not have informed the development were really immaterial.

Figure … Read More

September 18, 2018 |

Economic Boom Spreading Across Races, Classes, Ages

The U.S. economic revival is broad, and its success covers almost all segments of society.

The aftermath of the Great Recession of 2007 and the stagnation of the Obama era presented key challenges. However, reducing both taxes and the … Read More

September 11, 2018 |

Did Kamala Harris’ Verbal Assault On Kavanaugh Boost Her Odds Of Winning 2020 Nomination?

Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker clearly want to become President, and for them Brett Kavanaugh is merely a stepping stone on the path to the White House. The Right has been criticizing their conduct, for good reason, as openly … Read More

September 11, 2018 |

Flight 93, The Crater And The Open Book

People rhetorically ask where God was on 9/11 as though He wasn’t anywhere. Or they ask it accusingly, the way a detective asks a suspect if he has an alibi. “Where were you on the morning of September the 11th?””Can … Read More

September 11, 2018 |

Don’t Be Fooled, There Was Nothing ‘Financial’ About The 2008 Crisis

The 10-year anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis has unsurprisingly unearthed all manner of retrospectives on what happened, why it happened, and how what happened can be avoided in the future.  Most don’t ring true.  This essay will correct some … Read More

September 10, 2018 |

Impeachment And Market Crashes, Lessons From Nixon And Clinton

Recently, a bombshell article from a Senior White House Official was released indicating President Trump has dissenters in the White House whom are actively thwarting some of the President’s agenda. You can read the full article here. While most of … Read More

September 4, 2018 |

The Campaign Finance Law Trump Is Accused Of Breaking Was Unconstitutional To Begin With

Attorney and radio host Mark Levine, speaking on Fox News’ Hannity program and quoted in realclearpolitics, reasons that President Trump’s use of former attorney Michael Cohen as a go-between to pay women hush money is not a campaign contribution and there … Read More

September 4, 2018 |

Sermon On The Mount vs. Sermon On The Plain: Different Messages For Different Economies

As we have seen there were major differences between the Galilean political economy and that of Judea. This difference in economic base was partly due to providence as expressed in the geographical differences. According to the Lexham Geographic Commentary on the … Read More

September 4, 2018 |

There’s Never Been A Recession When Profits Were Growing

By the time you are reading this we are 2/3rd’s of the way through 2018, with the final trimester representing the greatest time of year (that is, of course, a reference to football season and the holidays, and not … Read More

September 4, 2018 |

Do European Social Engineers Know More About Products Than Their Actual Engineers?

Socialists love central planning, but they hate another type – planned obsolescence. According to the report “EU aims to abolish planned obsolescence,” they have banned the practice before they identified what it is.

The European Parliament now wants the European … Read More

August 27, 2018 |

Government Officials Are Men, Not Gods And Should Punish Actions, Not Thoughts

It would almost seem that government officials are becoming more and more convinced that they possess god-like powers.

It used to be that our rulers limited themselves to policing our actions, punishing evil-doers and securing a friendly environment for those … Read More

August 24, 2018 |

Info Wars And Stars Wars: The Unintended Consequences Of Silencing Offense

The recent decision by YouTube, and other social media sites, to remove material from Alex Jones’ Info Wars’ website has created quite a stir. The claim is that his content is akin to hate speech and thus violates the social … Read More

August 24, 2018 |

The World Lines Up Against The US

The United States starts a tariff war with China. Japan and Germany jump at the chance to gain market share in China’s booming auto industry and boost their capacity in China, the world’s fastest-growing passenger car market.

The United … Read More

August 22, 2018 |

Republicans, Embrace Trump Or Lose In November

Dems are picking up momentum in the House race – but Trump is no more likely to be impeached. According to the prediction markets, Dems are now at 68% to take the House in November, up from 63% last week. … Read More

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