Tag Archives: Human Events

Update on Bitcoin — Separate the Wheat from the Chaff so You Don’t Get the Shaft

“Don’t be that Fool. Bitcoin is a bubble and it will end badly.”  — Gary Smith, Professor of Economics, Pomona College Alabama voters this week rejected the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, and saved themselves an embarrassment. Even though that choice will make it more difficult to …

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Vanguard Value Fund Demonstrates the Wind Is Shifting

The Vanguard Value ETF (VTV) is a low-cost flagship for value investing that is up nearly 9% over the last three months. With a spread of more than 300 holdings, this exchange-traded fund offers a simple way to employ a value investing strategy without having …

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How to Invest at 168 MPH

Some people play golf. Some people play tennis. And while I certainly understand the appeal of these great activities, I prefer to engage in recreational activities that are, shall we say, a little more extreme. Another way to describe my proclivities is the way many …

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Why I Secretly Wanted Moore To Lose: Brooks 2020!

Rep. Mo Brooks was the true Trumpian candidate in Alabama, which is why I endorsed him in the primary (here, here and here). When the accusations against Roy Moore first arose, I proposed that the president make a deal to replace Moore with Brooks. Obviously, …

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Why This Value Investor Is Betting on GM and against Tesla

David Einhorn is one of this generation’s best-known value investors. After launching Greenlight Capital with $900,000 in 1996, Einhorn chalked up an average annual rate of return of almost 30% in the fund’s first decade. But since 2007, the underperformance of value strategies compared to …

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Year-End Forecast Has Stocks Up and Bond Yields Down

Approaching the midpoint of the month with only 14 trading days left in 2017, we’re seeing the first signs of a Santa Claus rally triggered by a very robust employment report. Non-Farm Payrolls added 228,000 jobs versus consensus of 190,000 with the Unemployment Rate staying at …

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How to be a Scrooge Investor During the Holidays

Save your money, nephew! Pennies saved today are dollars in your pocket tomorrow!” — Uncle Scrooge McDuck Today, I appeared on CNBC with Rick Santelli to talk about the economy, the Santa Claus rally and Bitcoin euphoria. Watch the three-minute interview here. One of the traditions during the Christmas holidays …

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Jerry Seinfeld Endorses Roy Moore?

Apparently, the GOP is now the party of CHILD MOLESTATION! At least the media tell me that’s the meaning of President Trump’s endorsement of Senate candidate Roy Moore. Are we allowed to mention that Moore denies the charges? It’s hard to disprove accusations from 40 …

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Doing the Tax Cut Valuation Math

Those much-anticipated tax cuts appear as though they soon may become a reality. That’s very good news for the markets, as the gains in the equity markets over the past 12-plus months have largely been built on tax reform — particularly corporate tax cuts — becoming …

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Vanguard Income Fund Caters to Longer-Term Investors

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) is a large fund under the Vanguard umbrella and one of the biggest names in the bond sector. BND’s objective is to match the returns of the U.S. bond market. It satisfies this objective by …

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