Inverted Yield Curve Hoopla

Inverted Yield Curve Hoopla

Astute investors focus in on the bond market yield curve.  By Judson Ames In assessing the market selloff this week the casual investor was likely focusing on the headlines surrounding the potential for escalating “trade-war” between the U.S. and China, however, the more astute investors are starting to focus in on the shape of the […]

You, Your Investments, and the Coronavirus

You, Your Investments, and the Coronavirus

The term “novel coronavirus” is so new, some people have apparently wondered whether it is related to Corona beer. (It is not; it’s named after its crown-shaped particles.) And yet, how quickly it has grabbed global headlines. As the viral news has spread, so too has financial uncertainty. What’s going to happen next? Will it further infect […]

What Type of Advisor Are You Working With?

What Type of Advisor Are You Working With?

In order to discern good from bad investment advice, investors should start by understanding their financial advisors legal obligations to you and how they compensated for providing you advice. Ask your adviser how they are compensated. This is one of the most important questions a financially literate person will ask.

What the Market Wants—Inflation Stability!

What the Market Wants—Inflation Stability!

Inflation stability and the trend in inflation rates matter more than the actual inflation rate itself. It is inflation stability that is a primary driver of the market performance says, Ed Easterling of Crestmont Research and author of Financial Physics. His research explains: Inflation stability correlates with secular bull markets* or above average returns. (*See […]

Currency Wars Chaos

Currency Wars Chaos

Inflation in Brazil is on a tear rising 1.8% to 6.8%. Brazil is famous for openly (usually declarations are implied but not stated) declaring a currency war back in March 2012 citing the typical narrative : “When the real appreciates, it reduces our competitiveness. Exports are more expensive, imports are cheaper and it creates unfair […]