A Dozen Reasons Why Covid-19 is More Like Arthritis Than the Flu

Covid-19 is thought to be like the common flu because both are viruses, but the effects of Covid mirror those of arthritis more closely.  Older readers will identify with this point of view more than younger readers,[...]

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Hopium: The Miracle Drug That Makes Everything Seem Okay 

The decade of the 2010s was among the best for making money in stocks and bonds, but this current decade has not started so well due to COVID-19, or more appropriately the Wuhan Virus.   All focus is currently on the[...]

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Drastic Coronavirus Economic Actions Can Lead to Drastic Consequences!

Governments are softening the economic blow of COVID-19 by throwing a lot of money at it. This increase in Quantitative Easing (QE) could release inflationary pressures that have been building for several years.[...]

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of COVID-19

COVID-19 impacts our health, employment, investments, and the economy In each case, there are good, bad and ugly consequences We can treasure the good, and be prepared for the bad and the ugly   It’s hard to imagine[...]

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Should I Invest in a Mutual Fund or an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)?

The answer to this question depends on what you want to do. Start with a decision regarding what you want to own. Do you simply want to buy some US stocks, or some bonds, or even real estate? Of course, whatever you[...]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Inflation

The Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) is charged with fueling the economy with just the right amount of printed money to keep it running smoothly. Money is the lubricant that keeps the economy running. The Fed’s success gauge[...]

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The Extraordinary Impact of the 2020 Stock Market Crash 

All asset classes except gold U.S. bonds lost money in the first quarter of 2020.  Because most investors diversify across asset classes, they need to evaluate their portfolio’s performance relative to a multi-asset[...]

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What’s the Catch in Fidelity’s Zero-Fee Mutual Funds?

Fidelity launched four new zero-fee index mutual funds in 2019:

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Understanding the Severity of Coronavirus

There have been other pandemics. How does the Coronavirus compare? This pandemic has the potential to be the worst. Scientists are closing in on a cure, but probably not fast enough to save some.  This report is[...]

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It’s About Time That Baby Boomers Took Our Warnings Seriously

For some time now we have been warning baby boomers that they can’t afford the investment risk they have been taking, but nothing brings home the reality of risk better than a full-blown panic. No one knows yet how[...]

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