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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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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What To Do During A Stock Market Crash If You Plan To Retire In 2020?

The standard answer to “What should I do in a market crash?” is “Stay the course because markets always come back.” However, this is not good advice for those in the “Risk Zone” defined as the 5-10 years before and[...]

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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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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Recessions and Bear Markets

Some use the words “recession” and “bear market” interchangeably, but they are not the same. A recession is a slowdown in economic activity, characterized by decreases in GDP growth. A bear market is a decrease in the[...]

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10 Reasons to be Concerned About Stock and Bond Prices

The past decade has been among the best in history for making money in stocks and bonds, and it may be that this momentum will extend well into this new decade, but there are ten reasons to be concerned about the[...]

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America’s Social Programs are Going Broke

Is 2021 the Year to Add New Ones? “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging”   Source: Will Rogers

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How Should I Allocate My Assets?

 What is your current asset allocation to stocks and bonds? There’s a good chance that it’s 60% in stocks and 40% in bonds because individual retirement account (IRAs) and near-dated target date funds (TDFs) have this[...]

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