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Biggest Increase in 40 Years

Biggest Increase in 40 Years

Great news for Social Security beneficiaries: A new analysis from the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) says that if inflation continues at its current pace (which was 8.6% in May), Social Security beneficiaries could receive a COLA hike of...

Market & Portfolio Review

Here Comes… Deflation? While the news media can’t get enough runway to spread fear about inflation, there are many signs in the market that inflation may be yesterday’s battle and that DEFLATION may be the next battle that investors need to arm and prepare for....
Real Estate Update

Real Estate Update

A move from a 3% mortgage to a 6% would exclude over 18 million households from qualifying.  A 36% drop in potential demand:  How does this rise in rates compare:  Somethings gotta give.  Hat tip Ben Carlson/@awealthofcs  

Market & Portfolio Review

We’ve Entered a Bear Market, What Now? As we reach the halfway point of 2022, investors have experienced six months of volatility and market declines. This week, the S&P 500 has officially entered a new bear market. We know that historically markets recover...

Total Failure

  The lede:  An analysis of studies of the effects of lockdowns on COVID-19 mortality has just been released by a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University, and their conclusion is depressing. “Our study finds that lockdowns had little to no effect in...

Inflation Reaches 40 Year High

“Inflation is in effect a hidden tax. The money that people have saved is robbed of part of its purchasing power, which is quietly transferred to the government that issues new money.” Hat tip Thomas Sowell/@ThomasSowell