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October 1, 2019

The Smartest Investor Who You’ve Never Heard Of

Michael Burry is the smartest investor you’ve never heard of. Well, I say that. If you saw the movie The Big Short, you’ve heard of him. Burry was the eccentric hedge fund manager played by Christian Bale and one of the select few people that both saw the 2008 mortgage crisis coming and managed to profit from it.

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September 24, 2019

Staying Focused In Turbulent Times

In my view, an accurate analysis of the task at hand and the risks ahead are key to any kind of strategy when facing uncertainty. So, here’s how I size things up for what I think may be volatile weeks ahead heading into the fall.With the third quarter drawing to a close, global financial markets remain on edge. The Chinese delegation, here to lay the groundwork for trade negotiations with the United States in October, decided to leave the country early. The market sold off.

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September 17, 2019

10 Emerging Market Stocks That Will Survive The Trade War

As the world’s largest importer – and holder of its largest trade deficit by a country mile – the United States is the planet’s indispensable economy. And emerging-markets stocks, with their dependence on foreign capital and high concentration in cyclical and commodity sectors, are particularly vulnerable to weakness in the U.S.There’s nothing quite like a good trade war to give investors the jitters.

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September 10, 2019

What The New SECURE Act Means For Your IRA

How can you argue with an act of Congress named “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” (SECURE)? Who wouldn’t want an enhanced retirement?The SECURE act, which recently passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 417-3, is now being debated in the Senate. And at first glance, it looks great. If passed, Americans over the age of 70 ½ would still be able to contribute to traditional IRAs. And the dreaded required minimum distributions (RMD) wouldn’t start until age 72.

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September 6, 2019

Hate Your 401(K) Options? Try This

If you religiously max out your 401(k) plan every year (currently $19,000 per year or $25,000 for those 50 or older), it will likely grow to become your single largest financial asset. There’s just one big, glaring problem with the 401(k): The investment options are often terrible.

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August 13, 2019

It’s a Small, Small World

Global equity markets have been experiencing heightened volatility over the last few weeks. In my opinion, there are quite a few intertwined issues at work here. First, China’s economy has a large export component, accounting for nearly 50% of all GDP. China has made the domestic economy a focus, to reduce its dependence on exports over the last decade.

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