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POP! That’s the sound of the bond market bubble popping! Everyone who thinks their bond investments are safe hedges against the stocks in the other half of their portfolio might be in for a huge and very depressing surprise. The above chart, courtesy of igold, represents the price of the US […]

The surprise (to some) Brexit vote in June of 2016 followed by the surprise (to some) election of Donald Trump may be followed by some equally surprising elections in Europe this year. On March 15th the Netherlands will have a chance to shock the world again with their general election. Followed […]

Part of what I do as a practicing CPA is educate my clients. One of the best ways to do that is to share with them the things that I read. On a daily basis, the best read is a website that is updated a few times a day but […]

I just wrote last month about the razor-thin percentage of the six trillion dollar FDIC-insured bank accounts versus the tiny amount of reserves  available in the event of a large bank(s) collapse. Well lo and behold, the brilliant minds  in Congress just passed a spending bill that includes the Citibank-written […]