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Carl DelfeldCarl Delfeld

, Special Correspondent


Looking for Growth, Part 2 – Leapfrog to the New Frontier

Yesterday, I examined Asia’s two big economies, Japan and China. In particular, their slowing growth and what it means for investments in those countries. Today, I’m going to show you where to find 6% to 8% annual growth. To find high and lasting growth, you need to invest in countries that are booming. Many of...

Looking for Growth, Part 1: Trouble in Japan and China

It’s tough for investors to find decent economic growth in the world. The American economy hasn’t grown by more than 3% since 2005, the longest stretch of weak growth going back to 1930. The latest labor survey shows that the economy only produced 38,000 jobs in May, the fewest since September 2010. And Europe’s record...

How to Play the Great Game

You’ve probably read about larger than life investors like George Soros who scour the world for the best opportunities and bet on anticipated economic and political events. These titans of finance are playing a grand game as they move capital across a global chessboard. Not all that long ago, pursuing this sort of investment strategy...

How to Use Mutual Funds and ETFs

[Editor’s Note: As the busy season hits the Karmê Chöling meditation center, Samantha Solomon is lessening the frequency of her Young and Prudent column. She’ll be back next week, but today, we’re handing it over to Special Correspondent Carl Delfeld as he discusses the use of mutual funds and ETFs in your portfolio.] Last week,...

It’s Time to Invest in Vietnam

Wouldn’t it be great if you could create an ideal market to invest in out of thin air? Right off the bat you would want growth – lots of growth potential. Perhaps add economic numbers like inflation and interest rates on a declining trend to that list. Political stability, low valuations coupled with low costs,...

For Investment Success, Keep It Simple

Investing can seem incredibly complicated and intimidating, especially for the novice. There are thousands of stocks and almost as many funds to choose from, not to mention stock markets that always seem volatile and uncertain. Even tougher is deciding when and how to sell a stock or fund to lock in gains or limit losses....

Why Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About Big Banks

It seems Senator Bernie Sanders’ greatest applause line is when he rails about the big banks. Specifically, how they’ve only gotten larger and more profitable since the global financial crisis. Well, he’s wrong on both counts. And although Sanders is leading the charge, Trump’s rhetoric is awfully tough, as well. Voters in both parties seem...

America and Japan Both Lack “Animal Spirits”

Two of the world’s three largest economies are sorely in need of something to get their economies back on a path of growth. Many American companies with huge cash positions still aren’t investing and hiring for the future. These captains of industry, technology, and finance seem to prefer buying back company stock and waiting for...

It Sure Feels Like a Global Recession

Many pundits and the financial media shy away from describing the economy as being in a recession. It’s bad for business, and investors usually freeze up, and stop watching and listening. But not my colleague, Peter Schiff. He’s calling for a sudden and violent crash in the U.S. dollar sometime in 2016. And he’s not...