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Should I Sell Stocks Now? What to do Now That Markets are Peaking

Should I Sell Stocks Now? What to do Now That Markets are Peaking

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Economics, Investing, Money Management | 15 comments

Are the Investment Markets Overvalued? Should I Sell Stocks Now? Should I Invest in Dividend Stocks Now? Is the Stock Market Overvalued Now? According to many stock market indicators the stock markets are expensive. After the nine year bull market, find out if you should sell stocks now. An easy way to check the stock market price tag is with the price earnings ratio (PE ratio), or the amount of money you must pay in relation to a corporations earnings. Higher PE ratios correlate with more expensive stock prices. The average PE ratio is 15.67 and the stock market...

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Are 2017 Financial Forecasts For Real?

Are 2017 Financial Forecasts For Real?

By in Economics, Investing, Mind and Money, Wealth | 0 comments

Financial Forecasts – Myth Or Reality? During a recent trip from San Francisco to Ohio, I spent several hours indulging in the Wall Street Journal, cover-to-cover. Fascinated by their second quarter Markets Review & Outlook Section on July 3, 2017, I fervently read the predictions made by pros compared with reality. Learn whether the financial forecasts hit the mark or veered off course. I assumed that at least one prediction for the markets for 2017 might have materialized. Yet, out of 8 economic predictions, ranging from U.S. stock indexes to inflation, the experts were all wrong. Here’s why it matters....

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What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

By in Advanced Investing, Economics, Inflation, Investing | 4 comments

I’ve enjoyed economics ever since I majored in the field at University. During the last century, I’ve seen rampant inflation – too much money chasing too few goods – leading to exploding prices. I’ve also lived through the recent low inflation rates and the brush with stagflation and deflation. So, what’s up with reflation, the reflation trade and the Trump reflation trade? It’s all over the news, but reflation isn’t as clear cut as the inflation, stagflation or deflation themes. What is Reflation? Reflation has a technical definition, just like inflation. The meaning of reflation describes a governmental fiscal...

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How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 23 comments

 When is Inflation Coming?  “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” Ronald Reagan It’s been more than 6 years since I wrote this original article, and inflation is just recently beginning to pick up. Inflation still hasn’t topped two percent. Is it possible that inflation will remain low indefinitely?  Or does it mean that I stink at predicting the future? Likely, I am not great at predicting the future. Yet, one of the reasons for the low recent inflation rates is vanishing. Inflation rates are correlated with...

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Trump’s Policies to Hurt Latino’s & Their Money

Trump’s Policies to Hurt Latino’s & Their Money

By in Economics, Guest Post | 1 comment

How the Trump Presidency Will Affect the Latino Community By Guest Contributor, George Diaz No one saw this coming. Well, certainly not the media and the pollsters, who had given Donald Trump only an outside chance at winning the election. After all, how could a man who has been accused of being a bigot, racist, sexist, and deemed unfit to run a country defeat an accomplished politician of over 30 years? But indeed that’s what happened. Bonus read; You Need to Know How the Election Will Impact Your Finances>>> Trump, a man who had promised the mass deportation of...

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Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?

Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?

By in Economics, Make Money, Saving | 38 comments

Is a Garage Sale a Good Way to Make Money? Initially, I  was afraid to hold a garage sale, as I worried it was too much work. Yet, before a move from Ohio to Pennsylvania I decided to find out for myself the answer to the question, “Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?” Have you ever participated in a garage sale? Are you thinking about holding a garage sale? You’ve collected a lot of stuff, your closets are bulging, and who doesn’t want extra cash? Although a garage sale appears to be the perfect way to get rid...

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