Regardless of where you land on this most-important issue, the benefits and drawbacks of margarine is not the focus of this blog post. Rather, I wish to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of margin, with an emphasis on the much more dangerous drawbacks. As my mama always said (or should have, anyway) “use butter, not margin”.
It is true that there exists a strong correlation between housing and wages: when wages go up, so do home prices; when wages stagnate, so do home prices. Or, at least, they should. Unless you are living in a bubble…
Flunking P.E. is pretty difficult to do. Most who do, are those who don’t show up in the first place – or, as in the case of many investors today, those who show up at the wrong time.
The other day I read a fake news report about real news, and it convinced me that fake news isn’t the problem; real news is.
For every 10 homes sales done in Visalia, one is a “flipper”. For those who are unfamiliar with “flipping”, I am not using it in a pejorative sense (although, as we will see, that does not mean it isn’t pejorative).
Sometimes, figuring out where you’d like to go is only half the battle.
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase: no pain, no gain? Whatever it is that comes to mind, I have a feeling your investment portfolio is not among them.
In this Investment Insights, author and Chief Investment Officer, John R. Hooper, discusses when elites fail, populists need to avoid taking a wrong turn, central bankers have cultivated a casino-like atmosphere and to chase the future, not the past performance.
Are interest rates really going up? The consensus seems to be yes. The reality is Yes and No.
As we near the end of 2016, there may be an opportunity to reduce your income taxes if you act before the end of the year. The election of Mr. Trump will likely result in significant changes to the income tax code.