Economic Analysis

How the Green New Deal could hand you 300% profits

Editorial

March 11, 2019

It will lead to a big boom in a beaten down stock… one that soared 3,000% the last time it was launched into a bull market.

Retirement Isn’t Happening

Thoughts from the Frontline

March 8, 2019

I have long said I don’t want to retire. I enjoy my work. It’s not too physical, other than the travel (which is finally beginning to wear on me). Also, my savings are not yet sufficient to sustain the retirement lifestyle Shane and I want. I could retire now but would rather wait.

How to be an “investing god”

Editorial

March 4, 2019

In today’s issue, I’m going to show you how to make money this year no matter where markets go.

The Fed Is Playing a Dangerous Game

Thoughts from the Frontline

March 1, 2019

In an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to read the Federal Reserve’s rabbit entrails to discern the economy. But Since the Fed exists in the real world, and its decisions matter, we have to pay attention.

How communist spies lost $100 billion

Editorial

February 25, 2019

I’d like you to meet the most disruptive force on earth.

Recession: Are We There Yet?

Thoughts from the Frontline

February 22, 2019

An old joke says economists predicted 15 of the last 10 recessions. In other words, they’re frequently wrong and often too pessimistic.

How we’ll collect 4.1% disruption-proof dividends

Editorial

February 18, 2019

Last summer on a Friday in late June, 33,000 Americans lost their jobs.

Modern Monetary Madness

Thoughts from the Frontline

February 15, 2019

More than 10 years ago some Australian readers begin regaling me with the ideas of economist Bill Mitchell of the University of Newcastle in New South Wales. He was teaching about something he called (and he coined the term) Modern Monetary Theory. I looked into it and fairly quickly dismissed it as silly. Actually printing money as an economic policy? Get serious.

How to safely profit from the mother of all disruptions

Editorial

February 11, 2019

What has been the most financially disruptive event of this century?

Capitalism Without Competition

Thoughts from the Frontline

February 8, 2019

The Soviet Union’s collapse and spread of semi-free markets through Eastern Europe seemingly ended the socialism vs. capitalism argument. Capitalism had won. Collectivist economies everywhere began turning free. Even communist China adopted a form of free market capitalism although, as they say, with “Chinese characteristics.”