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Gold: Why It’s Important to Have Some In Your Portfolio Now

November 13, 2020

Gold has been a top-returning investment for the last couple of years, especially since the pandemic began. Many investors are wondering if it is too late. Have they missed the chance to profit from gold? I answer these questions, and more, in the latest Retirement Watch Spotlight Series online seminar. I won’t keep you in […]

How Much Stimulus Does the Economy Need?

October 28, 2020

The big question now is by how much will economic growth decline? The economy had a strong bounce off the bottom in April because of significant stimulus from both the Fed and Congress. The United States probably had the most significant stimulus measures of any economy, and they were put into effect quickly. The stimulus […]

Interesting Things Have Been Happening in Emerging Market Stocks

October 15, 2020

Interesting things have been happening in emerging market stocks lately. It has been a while since emerging market stocks have had a period of sustained gains. At Retirement Watch, we had a few profitable trades in Latin American stocks in recent years. But generally, emerging market stocks have been stuck in a trading range for […]

How Safe Is Your Money? What You Need to Know Before the Next Crisis

October 9, 2020

Every economic downturn and global crisis are accompanied by fears of financial losses that rise to new levels. Due to price declines, people are concerned about more than market losses. They become concerned that failures of financial services firms will make their money disappear. It has happened in the past, of course. One example is […]

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The Fed’s No Longer Worried About Inflation

September 28, 2020

It’s official. The Federal Reserve re-turned to the monetary policies of the World War II years and is asking Congress to resurrect the fiscal policies of that period. At the end of August, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed the Fed’s policy for the long term is to keep interest rates very low and ensure the […]

The Simple Secret to Buying Low and Selling High

September 11, 2020

There’s a simple and easy way to increase long-term returns while reducing risk. After all, isn’t the Holy Grail of most investors to achieve increased returns with less risk? This strategy is also the way to buy low and sell high. I made it the subject of my latest Retirement Watch Spotlight Series because it […]

Bob’s Journal for 9/3

September 3, 2020

It is the World War II era all over again as far as monetary and fiscal policy are concerned. This week, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed that in 2020, the federal debt held by the public will exceed gross domestic product (GDP). This is the first time that’s happened since World War II. In addition, […]

What the Markets Are Telling Us About the Economy

August 18, 2020

Investment markets often tell us more about the economy than the economic data.These days, trends have changed before most of the standard economic data are reported. Plus, the data often are incomplete or based on estimates because so many businesses and government agencies have been fully or partially closed. The markets can give us a […]

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