Personal Finance

Socialist Attack on Men Cause their Earnings to Decrease

The women march blindly in the nation’s capital demanding equal pay with their male counterparts. No one could argue that they are incorrect. Equal pay should be received regardless of gender, race, etc. What lies beneath the surface of this quest is beyond what the average protestor imagines. We’ll come back to this in a minute. The reason this is ...

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How to take advantage of slowing Global Markets

I don’t know about you, but I’ve tired of the ping-pong game of international trade, particularly between China and the U.S. If you read the news each day, it is like volleying a tennis ball back and forth, with no winner or end to the match in sight. Welcome to the world of international trade. Yesterday’s headlines say tariffs are ...

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Hedge Funds become more fundamental as Investors Shift Interests

The provocative and esoteric world of the hedge fund is slowly turning towards a more traditional fundamental approach to investing. If you look at the typical prospectus of a hedge fund, it will be somewhat vague and furtive in its investment style. However, with a ten year bull run in the market, major investors in such funds, like pensions and ...

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College Students: Just Say No to New Income Sharing Agreement

Just say no to the new Income Sharing Agreement (ISA). I could leave it at that and write no more. Through a new kind of financial instrument called an ISA, financiers are transforming student debtors into stock investments, with much of the same risk and, ideally, greater returns. But the millennials who are mortgaging their futures by giving equity in ...

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Analyzing a Stock vs. Analyzing a Company

I have mentioned in previous articles that, in addition to the writing I do for Bull Market Rodeo, that I also write articles for Seeking Alpha. Most of the articles I write for Seeking Alpha are earnings previews—breaking down the whole picture of the stock ahead of the earnings report. When I say whole picture, I am talking about the ...

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Senior Citizens more exposed to fraud than ever

Those that prey on the seniors in our society are using technology to allow them to access just about every faction of one’s life. This takes a special kind of hubris to commit fraud to those of the greatest generation and others. Now the U.S. government is getting into the act. Attorney General William Barr announced on Thursday that the ...

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Warren Buffett just made your Business Insurance Simple

The oracle of Omaha has done it again. The man who could have anything prefers a cherry coke and his house of 50 years in Omaha, NE. His investment philosophy is one that he must understand what a business does, hence his investments in Gillette, the Washington Post, Coca-Cola et al. Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway firm know insurance, ...

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Personal Debt Info Shows Troubling Trends

Earlier this week the Federal Reserve Bank of New York issued a report about personal debt and there were several trends that are concerning. First and foremost, household debt rose to a record level in the fourth quarter of 2018. The total household debt came in at $13.5 trillion—yes that is trillion with a “T.” The fact that it hit ...

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