Friday , 20 April 2018


Finance

Basketball Fans Should Own This Uniquely Shaped 125 Year Anniversary Coin

James Naismith of Almonte, Ontario invented basketball in 1891...to keep athletes active during the cold winter months while teaching physical education at the International Young Men’s Christian Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. To celebrate that occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint is now selling a colourized coin with a convex reverse side to depict the likeness of a basketball.

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Here’s An Alternative to ‘Mainstream” or “Doom & Gloom” Investing

As the narrative goes, either we buy into the unlimited and more or less guaranteed creation of wealth for all who follow the agreed-upon wisdom, or we reject it, and prepare for the inevitable collapse of the financial system and the value of money. The problem, however, is that both the present and the recent past are completely different from either approach BUT there is a third potential future to consider which I believe to be the most compelling. Let me explain.

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With Millions of Baby Boomers Beginning to “Cash Out” What Affect Will It Have On the Stock Market?

We've now entered a pivotal phase in which, with each passing day, more and more of the country's 50 million Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age. Over the last 35 years, we’ve seen what the largest and wealthiest generation can to do the markets when most of them are simultaneously buying – but we have no history for what happens to prices when so many people try to cash out so much for so long.

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Are You a “Greater Fool” These Days?

It does not matter if stocks are insanely overvalued as long as there's a foolish participant who is willing to pay a higher price. That's the essence of the "greater fool theory" and, right now, there are more foolish buyers who want "in the game" than risk-reducing sellers who want to scale back.

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The Reality on Main Street Is As Clear As the Nose On Your Face!

The only reason that I can come up with that would have the Fed raise rates is that it wants to crash the markets. Why? Because Main Street is not doing well as the Price to Sales ratio chart below clearly shows. The Fed, and the markets, are stuck and those who are fully invested now will probably get creamed if a negative catalyst like Donald Trump becoming President happens, as he would surly cause instability and rock the government institutions.

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