Sooner or later, it had to come to an end. How? When? Today, we ramble through one possibility… After more than 100 months of rising prices, stock markets are probably ready for a change of direction.
Politics and History
Our editors look back to previous periods in politics and history to discover the parallels with today’s market and how this can help your investing.
History doesn’t repeat, as writer Mark Twain once wrote, but it rhymes. For an entertaining and informative romp through financial disasters and bull markets of yesteryear, plus the legendary investors who made a fortune and the foolish knaves who lost their shirts, read on…
While we may reminisce about the ‘good ol’ days’, we must accept responsibility for making the world more complex. We took full advantage of the previous generation’s austerity to create our prosperity.
Donald J Trump promised to pull the plug. But he couldn’t even if he wanted to. And now his decisions are Oval Office decisions…that is to say, those that suit the Deep State. He cannot drain the swamp; he is now a part of it.
As time goes by, the influence of the takers grows — more laws, more regulations, and more programs that reward only the insiders. The government becomes a tool for these people to get what they want — by taking it from the productive, win-win economy.
Historians will decide exactly when the fourth industrial revolution began. Nonetheless, the impact of this technological revolution we are at the beginning of will have wide-ranging repercussions on economic growth around the world.
Yesterday, Donald Trump, president of all the Americans, said his country would spend more blood and money trying to force the Afghans to do what it wants them to do, whatever that is.
Behind the flurries lies a much bigger storm. There, the howling winds of fake finance blow up so much dust that the typical person cannot see clearly.
Didn’t they smell the squalor of the slave quarters and hear Simon Legree’s whip in the fields? Didn’t they see the gentle hearts yearning for liberty?
In professional wrestling, scriptwriters always include what they call a ‘Holy Sh*t!’ moment. Donald J Trump, a wrasslin’ fan, took a ‘Holy Sh*t!’ blow on Tuesday.
Poor Johnny Reb. He answered the call to serve his nation…taking up arms to protect it against invaders coming down from the North. And now he’s branded a ‘terrorist’! Why now?
Taking credit for the economy and the stock market is a dangerous thing for the president to do. They are likely to blow up in his face.
The point is this: The information being produced for public consumption is seriously compromised. The ‘go along to get along’ culture means you do not rock boat.
Rather than watching a market melt at mere words, investors continue to have resilience to fearmongering. This could be because access to credit is cheap, as a result of low interest rates. Leaving many investors little choice but to chase returns offered in securities.
Whenever North Korea releases a new photo of a missile launch, Trump weighs in via Twitter. An imminent war would be a very important subject for investors.
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