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Perpetual Bonds: Equity in Disguise

In financial and economic circles, the word “forever” is rarely uttered. In fact, the word “forever” has really lost its meaning in modern vernacular, commonplace only among teenager “BFF” text signoffs. But not anymore – “forever” is back in vogue, along with the subject of perpetual bonds. Forever is a Long Time A perpetual bond...

Forget Nintendo, This Gaming Stock is Scorching the Competition

Is it 2016, or 1996? If I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was the latter: Independence Day is hitting theaters, a Clinton is running for president, and adults are scouring the earth in search of Pokmon. If you’re unfamiliar – Nintendo Ltd. Co. (NTDOY) has just launched the augmented reality game Pokemon Go,...

The Trouble with Tesla

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the electric car company controlled by tech billionaire Elon Musk, had a string of rough weeks marred by three major issues that did quite a bit of damage to the company’s reputation and valuation. In a short period of time, all kinds of concerns about the company have made the news,...

Investors Can Do Better Than Betterment

The Brexit has sent many investors into panic mode. Even the pioneer in the world of automated investing – Betterment LLC – slipped into shock, resulting in some unwanted publicity. On the morning of Friday, June 24, Betterment’s robo-advisors ceased working. They halted trades altogether, which resulted in some seriously negative reactions. Further, Betterment made...

Despite Turmoil, the Brexit Offers Major Potential

There were two expressions of popular will last weekend, both significant for the European Union (EU). One, Britain’s seemingly damaging vote for exit, in which a major EU participant decided to leave the European Union altogether. The other, perhaps of less long-term significance, was the Spanish election, in which the center right party of prime...

Think Small for Big Profits Post-Brexit

For stocks around the world, the struggle is real. On the heels of the pivotal Brexit vote last week, over $3 trillion dollars of wealth evaporated from the markets. This week, the S&P 500 Index fell below its 200-day moving average and touched 2,000 for the first time since March. Overseas, the UK blue-chip index...

Wall Street is in For a Surprise: A Trump Presidency

While the Democratic and Republican parties argue about revolution, Wall Street remains in favor of maintaining the status quo. This is why – as reported by The Wall Street Journal – Hillary Clinton is the preferred candidate for most financial executives. The Journal reports that Wall Street has already raised nearly $23 million for the...

The How-To of Investing in a Comfortable Retirement

The Fed and its central bank cronies are outright dangerous. Bill Gross of Janus Capital may have said it best when he told Barron’s in April, “Today’s ultra-low interest rates are destroying savers who are the bedrock of capitalism.” Forget capitalism. These low interest rates are destroying the retirement dreams of many who worked hard...

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