It is interesting that the sectors in the stock market that are doing the best today are fairly boring industries like basic materials and industrial stocks.
We know that, combined with all the other factors, a 25-percent jump in energy prices is something to be at least a little concerned about.
Just about every country in the world, with the exception of Australia, is strapped for cash.
Emerging market stocks have underperformed U.S.-based stocks for almost 18 months now, and the signs don’t look that good going forward.
I have been right about this general bull market since July 2009 and I was right when I told people to stay invested last spring. Today, however, I am at a bit of a crossroads.
Obviously, I am not the only human to have an interest in gold, as it has been the obsession of entire cultures during certain historical periods.
There is an interesting twist to all these newly discovered pots of Internet gold. They are not public, but almost anyone can buy stock in these companies in the private market if you hunt around enough.
The debate over whether we even need a central bank—which is what the Fed is today—began shortly after the founding of our country.
American stock market history goes back far enough to give us a lot of data and reference points we can use to help us understand the future.
I’ve noticed a growing number of experts who are confused and confounded by the rising stock market. They refuse to believe what their eyes are telling them…
Sometimes the inner workings of Wall Street confound the wily and the wise.
All this doom and gloom—it’s too much. The negativity and bearishness are way overdone.
Despite reports of how overweight and out of shape Americans are, there are thousands of us who are addicted to working out. We fill gyms all across the land.
I went back to ancient Greece and Rome and found long-running philosophical discussions about The Virtues.
The greatest investors I know all use time-tested principles and apply them rigorously in their activities.
The unprecedented size of government in America matters to anyone who is concerned about wealth creation in this country.