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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.
Trade Tensions Weigh on US Economy
The Changing Math Of Home Ownership
What Valuations Show about the Stock Market
S&P 500 Continues to Climb, With Higher Highs On The Way
The Untold Story of Netflix’s Second Quarter Results
Stock Investors Smile The World Over
Living In The Age Of Amazon
Catching An Investment Wave Early
If you’ve ever visited Irvine, Newport Beach or the South Orange County area in California, you know it’s a very unique region. The area has grown dramatically, and people from all over the world are attracted to the region’s fabulous beaches, weather and standard of living. Now, the area is quite crowded and bustling. Understanding opportunity is very much about analyzing a specific situation and evaluating whether money spent today for an asset will be worth more in three, five, or ten years out.
A Closer Look At A Roaring Market
Reality Check: Markets Soar, Economy Sputters
Focus on What Matters
In the money management industry, the holy grail is outperforming the overall market over a long period of time. For most practitioners, that means beating the S&P 500 Index.
Why Stocks May See That Big Break Out On June 13
A New US Retirement Law Explained
Sometimes, against all expectations, the US Congress can actually pass big and important legislation. That’s certainly true of a sweeping new retirement savings bill that has passed the House with bipartisan backing. It stands a good chance of rolling through the Senate, then getting signed into law by President Trump.
Do Millennials Need More Mojo?
Is The Bond Market Flashing Recession?
Portrait of a Happy American Consumer
US-China Trade War By The Numbers
This Time It’s Different
Making loans to uncreditworthy borrows? Banks seem to do that about once every ten years like clockwork. In fact, they’re doing it now. Delinquent auto loans recently hit a new all-time high.Lend money to perpetual basket cases like Turkey or Argentina? Bond holders seem to do that once per decade or so as well. And getting caught up in the latest, greatest bubble?
How To Learn From Investing Setbacks
Investing is very similar to building something with the aim of designing something flawless, the portfolio equivalent of the Taj Mahal. If you look at the portfolio of public holdings at Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A), you can discover what I am talking about. In my opinion, the company has assembled a group of wonderful companies and businesses, with one holding more impressive than the next.