September 3, 2019
Do you know what the least sexy asset class is? Bonds. Think about it. Have you ever heard of someone making big-league money with fixed income? Neither have I. But that doesn’t mean that bonds don’t have some redeeming qualities. And it doesn’t mean they can’t play a role in your portfolio.
July 18, 2018
As traders, our job is not completely done until we have our daily portion of letter soup. Stock-ticker-symbols flavor for the most part. But what if we try other flavors? T-Bills, T-Notes, T-Bonds, FRN, TIPS, and STRIPS? These are US Treasury Securities. They are debt obligations issued by the US government to raise the cashREAD MORE
June 26, 2018
Econ Category #7: International Statistics “Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves” – Herbert Hoover Howdy, gang! Every now and then, I find a quote that makes aREAD MORE
May 16, 2018
Econ Category #6: Federal Finance “The idea that taxpayers owe it to you to pay for what you want suggests that much of today’s education fails to instill reality, and instead panders to a self-centered sense of entitlement to what other people have earned” – Thomas Sowell Howdy, gang! The NFL Draft wasREAD MORE
May 2, 2018
Econ Category #5: Money & Credit “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” – Thomas Sowell Howdy, gang! Welcome back to another installment of Know Good Things! I trust that all is well with you and yours and that you’re anxiously engaged in good causes. Whether orREAD MORE
November 20, 2017
The world of economic analysis is awash in indicators. But perhaps none is as renowned as the yield curve. It’s a nifty tool that measures the relationship between interest rates of varying durations. The signals it generates are slow to arrive, but when they do, veteran traders perk up. It’s one of the more potentREAD MORE
July 6, 2016
Today’s survey of recent big winners greeted me with parabolic short setups galore. Let’s just say the halls of overbought securities are getting crowded. Bonds, silver, gold, and gold stocks are all beckoning to brave little bears to come and try their hand at the reverse-knife catch.
November 11, 2015
As suggested by my title, today’s thoughts turn to the mountain of U.S. debt that will spur hyperinflation, send wheelbarrow sales into orbit, turn ‘Merica into Greece and, in the end, kill us all.
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