By

KYLE JONES
Nobody can look away from a car crash because chaos drives our curiosity… Everyone talks about peace and getting along, but people would get bored because there would be nothing to talk about. There’s more fun and excitement in disorder and dysfunction. Nobody turns on the TV to watch paint dry. They would much rather...
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Thanks to stimulus checks and the free trading platform Robinhood, there was no shortage of new money or new investors flooding the stock market in 2021. However, the one thing that was in short supply was common sense. Fueled by free money, inexperience, social media, and the internet, investors flocked to head-scratching stocks with no...
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You hear the term “alpha” being constantly bandied by Wall Street, but what is alpha, and why is there always talk about chasing or achieving it? In investment terms, alpha is a measure of the performance of an asset or investment strategy compared to the market. A positive alpha means an asset outperforms the market,...
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Now that inflation has gotten everyone’s attention, the Fed is finally going to take action. On Wednesday, the Fed forecast three interest rate hikes in 2022 to fight inflation. The market cheered, with the Dow gaining 383 points. The gain of the Dow after the announcement underlines the public’s lack of a grasp of basic economic...
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When comparing stock market returns with real estate, Wall Street mavens love to point out the returns of an index fund (i.e., a fund that tracks the S&P 500) vs. the returns from residential real estate. They’ll argue that an S&P 500 index fund has historically produced total returns in the 9–10% range over long periods, while...
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Prediction: Limits to supply of housing due to delays in new construction from labor and materials. will limit new construction. This will keep both rents and home prices strong. The markets for apartment rentals and home and condo purchases usually move in opposite directions, with a strong housing market generally accompanied by soft rental markets...
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All of the following terms point to the same general theme – that our investment decisions are often not based on reason or data but on irrational behavior based on what everyone else is doing: “Market Selloff” “Panic Selling” “Herd Behavior” “Madness of Crowds” The psychology behind our investment decisions points to the #1 problem...
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I’ve sounded the alarm on inflation for months. Back in July, inflation had increased at its highest rate in 13 years. Then on Wednesday, the Dow dropped 200 points on news that inflation had jumped by the highest rate in 30 years. ​​Economists and policymakers have been trying to downplay inflation for months – assuring the...
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Look up the term middle class in the dictionary, and somewhere in there, I’m sure you’ll find the word average. By far the most prominent economic class, the middle class represents everything average. Its members have average jobs paying roughly $79,900 a year, an average home valued at around $269,039, take an average of 15...
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Anxiety makes for big business. Everyone from therapists to pharmaceutical companies to Wall Street all prey on your insecurities and anxiety to make big bucks from the millions of people who suffer from anxiety at all levels. The world of investing is especially focused on tapping into your insecurities and anxiety. Daily and hourly, you can...
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