With Summers Out: Which Way for Stocks?

Larry Summers

I've never been a fan of Larry Summers. Perhaps he was too smart for his own good. After all, he was responsible for driving Jack Meyer out of managing the Harvard endowment fund. Meyer took the Harvard Endowment from $4.8 billion to $25.9 billion in … [Read more...]

Will Africa Finally Shed its “Dark Continent” Image?

Africa

For centuries now, Africa has been a wild and unknown place full of impenetrable jungles and steeped in mystery earning it the name the "Dark Continent". Several countries in Africa including Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, and Rwanda  are embarking on … [Read more...]

Is Obama’s Black Swan Coming Soon?

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What is a "Black Swan"? According to Wikipedia... The phrase "black swan" was a common expression in 16th century London as a statement of impossibility. The London expression derives from the Old World presumption that all swans must be white … [Read more...]

Signs of the Top

Gold

It  may seem like we are constantly beating the drum of a top in the market with recent articles like  the NASDAQ ROC stock commentary , Obama’s Comments Worry Stock Bulls and today's Signs of the Top, but each of these articles was developed … [Read more...]

Obama’s Comments Worry Stock Bulls

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In my recent NASDAQ ROC stock commentary I said, Caution: Watch for the next sell signal. From the sell signal in July of 1996 to the final Sell signal in April of 2000 was roughly 3 ½ years. The time from the sell signal in April 2004 until the … [Read more...]

Tapering vs. Economy And Trends

Coy? I'm not being coy.

Everyone is aware that the "recovery" is lame and is primarily an illusion due to the printing of funny money by the FED. What effect will it have if the FED shut off the spigot over night? Well just the thought of that idea recently sent shivers … [Read more...]

Retirement Investing

Investing when you think we're in a bubble

As retirees (or future retirees) we need to take responsibility for our financial future. And that includes choosing investments and planning income strategies. In the good old high income days, it was easier to invest in income producing assets and … [Read more...]

Economic & Fed Confusion Reign In Markets

Market Comparison

In today's article Chris Ciovacco looks at the current battle between Bulls and Bears in the market and what we should watch closely and what we should do about it. Is this just a correction or has the market made a new high?  ~Tim McMahon, … [Read more...]

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: What On Htrae Is Going On?

Square Earth

In today's article Grant Williams takes a look at mythical Bizarro world (Htrae) where everything is backwards and compares it to the supposedly logical and normal functioning earth. Unfortunately, some things that belong in Bizarro  world have … [Read more...]

Is This the Time to Buy Real Estate in Portugal?

Real Estate Portugal

The time to buy is when everyone else is selling. That holds true not only for stocks but also for commodities like Gold and Real Estate. Another truism is to buy when you least feel like buying. Right now an extremely out of favor asset is real … [Read more...]