Tim Maverick

How to Invest a $10,000 Windfall

Today is your lucky day! You’ve suddenly come into a $10,000 tax-free windfall. Now, what do you do with the money? I know most would splurge on a vacation or the down payment on a new car or some other extravagance. But when unexpected extra funds find their way into our lives – whether from...

China Set to Control Crucial Metal for Electric Cars

Investors are still salivating at the prospects for Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) electric cars – particularly the Model 3. But is all the anticipated hype really warranted? There may, in fact, be a bumpy road ahead for the commodity sector and Tesla’s future. Tesla’s electric cars require lithium-ion batteries to maintain power. These batteries are,...

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...

How to Invest in a Flat Stock Market

As The Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Industrial Average have not hit a new high in over a year. In fact, the stock market averages are little changed from the levels of late 2014 – not a shock, considering U.S. companies have been in an earnings...

The Evolution of Helicopter Money

Some things never change. Birds fly. Fish swim. And central bankers will always come up with crazy schemes to stimulate their economies despite massive debt. Despite efforts, zero and negative interest rates are not working. So, according to noted experts on the bond market and the Fed – including Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital and...

China’s New Silk Road: Railway to Europe

History buffs will recall that the Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the Eurasian continent from east to west, spanning from China all the way into Europe. While the camel caravans of the historical route are long gone, China is breathing new life into the tradition of the Silk Road....

The Fed’s New Policy of Quantitative Pleasing

Back in 1913, Congress established the three key mandates for the Federal Reserve: to maximize employment, stabilize prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. But that’s so 20th century…. Today’s Federal Reserve, under the rule of Janet Yellen, seems to have just one mandate: to please the Wall Street speculators. Former Dallas Fed official Danielle DiMartino...

Investing for Millennials: Tips for Spending and Saving

There’s no denying that we’re living in an age of instant gratification. We’re constantly told to “live in the moment” without a thought of tomorrow. The problem is, tomorrow always comes, and we’re increasingly less prepared for it. Retirement savings, for instance, are falling by the wayside. While we all imagine our golden years to...

Central Bank Policies Coming Home to Roost

Actions have consequences. We all know this. It’s simply a part of life. But it appears that life lesson has been lost on central bankers. Central bankers have pushed interest rates to zero, and even into negative territory in parts of Europe for the first time in history. Now, the first “chickens” are coming home...

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