3D printing stocks are back to the pre-3D printing stock boom. The future of 3D printing looks too good to be true. Microsoft is an example of how it is also a good idea to wait and invest only when the trend is really confirmed. Introduction 3D printing isn’t currently in fashion in the investing… Read More »Is There A Second Chance For 3D Printing?
The developed world is depending, and will continue to depend, more and more on the developing world. The focus of productivity and GDP growth is in Asia. The U.S. is the only country with trade deficits since 1976. Introduction Nobody knows where the market will go in the next week, month, or year, but what… Read More »If You’re Thinking About Global Diversification, You Should Read This
In Today’s reprint of Thomas’ Rebel Income newsletter ($1,164 annual subscription), he discusses the often overlooked but incredibly important role dividends play in your overall returns. As you’ll see, over the last 25 years, $1 invested in 1990 has grown to almost $10 today including dividends. Whereas that same $1 without dividends has only grown to $6. That’s a… Read More »Sunday Edition: The Misunderstood Role of Stock Dividends
Things are much different than they were 10 or 20 years ago but everyone seems to follow the same retirement investing advice. As retirees are in need of more security they are now forced into more risk as bonds have become riskier than stocks while also giving a lower yield. If you’re looking for security,… Read More »How Dangerous Is Common Retirement Advice?
Global GDP has quadrupled in the last 35 years and will probably do so again in the next 35 years. By 2050 it’s expected there will be 10 billion people on earth and most of them will be living a western lifestyle. While the forecasts are pretty certain, the issue is that the way towards… Read More »The Future Will Blow Your Mind. How Can You Take Advantage Of It?
Carl Icahn has been warning us how dangerous low interest rates are as they create bubbles. The most important bubble is the earnings bubble. Repatriation and inversions are two crucial issues for the U.S. Introduction We are continuing with our series of articles on successful fund managers. You can read more about Ray Dalio here, George… Read More »Carl Icahn Is Right, But When Will The Market Learn?
Investors are very optimistic in bull markets and allocate much of their portfolio to stocks, increasing their risk. Analysts and economists expect more spending which will consequently push GDP and inflation up, but low rates push people to save more for their retirement. If the GDP and earnings don’t grow as expected, we could see… Read More »Are You An Investing Optimist? Check Your Portfolio
The FED’s “protect the market at all costs” attitude minimizes the risk of a severe bear market but increases the risk for an inflationary environment. Trade deficits and low productivity are not good signs for the long-term, no matter the positive data from the labor market. Until the focus shifts from central banks to real… Read More »The Important Insights From The FOMC Minutes No One Is Talking About
Today’s Sunday Edition discusses the biggest reason why your investments might be underperforming, and why the Rebel Income system isn’t subject to this one fatal flaw, which might explain the nearly 30% annual returns over the last two years. In a study conducted by Dalbar Inc.—the nation’s leading financial services market research firm—through 2014, the… Read More »Sunday Edition: Stop Losses and Value-Oriented Income Generation
The dollar has been positively correlated with stocks for the last 4 years which is unusual. Potential FED interest rate increases don’t make international diversification a great idea right now. Any sign of a U.S. recession should be a good time to think about international diversification with emerging markets. Introduction On big news sites like Bloomberg you… Read More »The U.S. Dollar: Should You Stick To It Or Diversify Now?