Only 75? You’re Too Young to Retire!
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Tax receipts should help buffer coffers this year. And they need every cent they can get to help the burdensome age pension limp along a bit longer.
How Boredom Can Future-Proof Your Investments
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If you plan to invest and look after your finances for the next 20 years-plus, you absolutely must understand what’s coming. It won’t happen overnight. But it IS happening now.
coins in a jar. the provision for old age is always less. poverty in retirement / pension?
The Age Pension Is Not Sustainable
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Further crimping of age pension payments is not an ‘if, but or maybe’…it’s an absolute ironclad certainty. The numbers do not lie.
Waging a War on Growth
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The debt-dependent economic growth model we’ve built is waging a war on itself. What will it be… the rich get poorer, or the poor get richer?
The Sun Also Rises
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Given this is my last day, and the markets are winding down before Christmas, I thought you might like to hear how I became part of The Daily Reckoning.
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Does the Deep State Have It in for Trump?
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If we’re right…and the main goal of the Deep State is to shift power and money from the rest of society to itself…what purpose is served by annoying the new commander in chief?
Could a Business ‘Uniform’ Save You Time?
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If you do decide to create a business uniform, get creative with it. Just because you’ll wear it every day doesn’t mean it has to be stiff and boring.
The Rise (and Risk) of the ‘Sophisticated Investor’
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Perhaps the biggest problem in all this is that there are ever more Australians becoming sophisticated investors by the day. And we’re not just talking about those that are voluntarily doing it.
Back to Our Future
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Investors disappointed in the share market. Interest rates rising. Gold price, going from strength to strength. This was the market wrap for early 1980.
A Bull Market Remix
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In one of the most long-awaited interest rate hikes in history, overnight, the US Federal Reserve bumped up the Fed funds rate by 25 basis points.
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Why You Should Get Ready to Buy Stocks
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The stock market is booming, and the US Fed wants to raise rates three times this year. That’s not bearish for stocks by any means.
Here’s What Will Happen in 2017
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The new year ahead will be like none we have ever seen before. 2017 promises to be full of surprises, but, with this basic blueprint, you’ll be ready for anything.
Businessman pressing a Risk Management concept button. Instagram Styling Applied.
Embrace the Fact That You Actually Know Nothing
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I urge you to look for the investment opportunity that doesn’t make sense. It didn’t make sense that oil and commodities would be among the best performers in 2016.
Understanding the Crude Oil Short Squeeze
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You probably heard, OPEC stuck to its word and agreed to cut crude oil production. What followed was the biggest short squeeze since 2009. So, what’s next?
Doctor shows information: health care system
The End of Obamacare? Not So Fast…
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Obamacare has enrolled 20 million new people, lowering the uninsured rate to 9% from 16%. The newly insured, too, will fight to protect their benefits.
The One Thing Team Trump Will Fight Hardest to Prevent
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Our hypothesis is that the economic policies of the Trump team — whatever they turn out to be — will turn out no better than the attack on Fort Sumter. They will not create a healthy, growing economy.
It’s Not ‘Morning in America’
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Over the past three decades, US economic growth has been cut in half. The reasons for that are widely debated. Demography? Debt? Technology?
Try to Imagine Your Own Funeral…
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While the holdup men and stockbrokers return to their labours, we try to think more deeply about what we are doing and where we are going.

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