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Optimists On Housing Recovery May Have To Wait Another Decade – Humpty Dumpty Vs The Fed

Optimists On Housing Recovery May Have To Wait Another Decade - Humpty Dumpty Vs The Fed

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Housing prices were never supposed to decline year over year. Economic depressions were supposed to be a relic of the past. If the economy weakened, the Fed would fix everything […]

Why Amazon Gained 380% And Hewlett-Packard Lost 42% In The Past Five Years

Why Amazon Gained 380% And Hewlett-Packard Lost 42% In The Past Five Years

Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ), one of the greatest success stories of American enterprise, seems to have lost its magic.  Superb management and great products resulted in HPQ’s stock rising relentlessly from the mid 1960’s through early 2000 when […]

What Financial Issues Do People Worry The Most About?

What Financial Issues Do People Worry The Most About?

Besieged by the rising cost of energy and food, many consumers are barely able to make ends meet.  Throw in the fact that for many consumers real wages have been stagnant for decades and you have the […]

Food Stamps For The Wealthy – Millionaires Meet Eligibility Requirements

Food Stamps For The Wealthy - Millionaires Meet Eligibility Requirements

Newt Gingrich started a food fight at the last Republican debate by calling Barrack Obama “The Food Stamp President” and suggesting that food stamps were creating dependence on the government.  Mr. Gingrich went on to say that […]

How Much Is A Trillion Dollars? – U.S. Debt Levels Exceed Comprehension

How Much Is A Trillion Dollars? - U.S. Debt Levels Exceed Comprehension

With little press coverage and no debate by Congress, the U.S. debt level is set to automatically increase by another $1.2 trillion in January. The most remarkable aspect to the latest huge increase in U.S. debt is […]

Steve Jobs Dead At 56 – The World Mourns

Steve Jobs Dead At 56 - The World Mourns

Tribute to Steve Jobs We deeply mourn the tragic passing of Steve Jobs and join with the world community in expressing our sorry and deep sense of loss. Here are some of the tributes to Steve this […]

Dogs Of The Dow Outperform In 2011

Dogs Of The Dow Outperform In 2011

Sometimes, the simplest investment strategy is the best. The simple “Dogs of the Dow” investment strategy mechanically selects the 10 highest yielding Dow stocks at the end of each year.  The selection is made without regard to […]

Obama Jobs Plan Bad Joke For Both Employed and Unemployed

Obama Jobs Plan Bad Joke For Both Employed and Unemployed

The long awaited and hugely hyped Obama “Jobs Solution Speech”, hastily crafted between rounds of golf on the Vineyard, is unlikely to help either the employed or  unemployed. Obama’s calls his new proposals the “American Jobs Act” […]

Bank of America Refinance Offer Raises Questions On Wealth Accumulation

Bank of America Refinance Offer Raises Questions On Wealth Accumulation

A client of mine recently received a mortgage refinance offer by mail from Bank of America (BAC).  The offer showed that a savings of $2,225 per year was possible by refinancing to a new 30 year fixed […]