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A Libertarian Take on Making Money Beyond the Financial Services Industry
April 23, 2019
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It’s a given. We all want to make more money on our investments. But did you know thatmore than ninety percent of traditional money managers in the United States underperformthe stock market in relation to the market index? Here are the facts regarding money managers in America… Over the last 15 years, 92.33% of large-cap […]
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The Investment Club of America
April 22, 2019
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A Libertarian Take on Making Money Beyond the Financial Services Industry It’s a given. We all want to make more money on our investments. But did you know that more than ninety percent of traditional money managers in the United States underperform the stock market in relation to the market index? Here are the facts […]
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What is happening to Trump is completely wrong.
April 16, 2018
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Certainly Trump has his detractors; however, what is happening to him right now reflects just how unrestrained Mueller is able to operate, under the law, in America and this does not bode well for anyone of the rest of us. When a prosecutor goes after an American citizen (President or lawyer or plumber or any […]
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4th Quarter 2016 Newsletter
October 1, 2016
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LATHIGEE NEWSLETTER 4TH QUARTER 2016 The New American Dream Needs a New Attitude. This quarter, instead of an economic overview, I want to talk about this election season, the changes in direction that American culture is taking, and how they are impacting all Americans. I want to discuss the original concept of the American Dream versus […]
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Now On To Our Hometown – Las Vegas!
January 19, 2016
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The good news for Las Vegas is that our economic recovery outperformed the national economy in employment, population growth, job creation, home price gains, and population increases. To put that into perspective you need to understand that much of that economic advance is due to the huge economic drop Las Vegas experienced earlier on.
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Be ‘For’ Something Instead Of Just ‘Against’ Something
January 19, 2016
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America is supposed to stand for freedom. Our founders fought against extreme government control. They fought and died for the privilege to construct their own lives and to support their families without government interference. Life wasn’t as easy then as it is now. If you got sick you probably died. If you got old you […]
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America Is Not Designed To Be A Socialist Nation!
January 19, 2016
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If you want to live in a socialist environment then I suggest you pick a socialist country that believes like you do and move there. Just don’t try to turn America into one. I was born in Canada and spent the first 43 years of my life there, so I think I have some perspective […]
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How Did We Become A Society Lulled By Entitlements?
January 19, 2016
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Over the past decades, American culture has changed to the point where we have become a society of citizens, who see entitlements as part of what it means to be American. In fact, much of our economic structure is based on these expectations. Obamacare has moved us further in this direction. Over $2.3 trillion of […]
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Student Debt Curbs Potential New Homeowners
January 19, 2016
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The biggest damper on housing prices is something that I have discussed many times in the past. And that is the fact that many Millennials are saddled with student debt. The amount of this collective debt is more than $1.3 trillion. Obviously, this kind of financial obligation keeps many first-time buyers out of the housing […]
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Housing Supply And Demand Remains Unbalanced
January 19, 2016
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The US housing market had a strong year in 2015. With continued low interest rates, my outlook for housing in 2016 is more positive than my view on stocks. In addition, as the US economy continues its long recovery, leading to higher wages, the consumer’s situation will continue to improve. Combine this with lower oil […]
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‘Buy American’ Does Not Apply Now
January 19, 2016
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If you are still determined to stay in the stock market, then at least consider looking outside of America for investments. Most Americans only have a very small percentage of their stock portfolio in foreign stocks. The main reason I am more bullish on foreign stocks right now is because most foreign stocks are trading […]
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Election Years Have Some Predictable Effects
January 19, 2016
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Another consideration for the stock market in 2016 is the upcoming presidential election. Whenever we have a change in the oval office the stock market becomes volatile, which then becomes a catalyst for corrections. Capital markets do not like uncertainty and changing presidents is the ultimate uncertainty. Unlike most economists, I believe that in 2016 […]
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Why 2016 Won’t Be A Good Year For The Stock Market!
January 19, 2016
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Why 2016 Won’t Be A Good Year For The Stock Market! Revenues have stalled Earnings have struggled Interest rates are going up! In 2015 I was very clear at all our club meetings and communications that stocks were fully valued and that the strength of the US dollar had a negative impact on company earnings. […]
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What Actions Can You Take Now?
December 3, 2015
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At this point I want to say that I am not a registered financial advisor and, in fact, have no professional financial designation at all. However, I am logical when I look at trends emerging and so far my common sense has been rewarded. Here are my recommendations: Move More Into Cash. I am going […]
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If You Thought Your Mortgage Was Upside Down Before …
December 3, 2015
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Now let me talk about another case study of how upside-down and backward things are as a result of government intervention.  I’m talking about the residential real estate market. Logically, it would seem appropriate that for home prices to rise, income would also have to rise for Americans. However, according to the Case Shiller 20 […]