By

KYLE JONES
Continuing with our discussion on alternative investments, our discussion this week focuses on oil & gas. Whenever the topic of oil & gas investing comes up, most people envision pumpjacks bobbing up and down in a West Texas oil field like a chicken pecking the soil for worms. Although a vital cog of the oil...
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Continuing with our discussion on alternative investments, our discussion this week focuses on collectibles, which encompasses a whole host of items including the well-known, the geeky, and the downright weird. Everyone has heard about collecting antiques, vinyl records, art, autographs, stamps, vinyl records, baseball cards, coins, comic books, wine, dolls, and toys. There are the...
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In response to the financial devastation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has pumped trillions of dollars into the economy through stimulus programs like the CARES Act. With that much money being infused into the economy and economic red flags, the fear is that inflation or worse, hyperinflation will follow. Inflation is often...
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Continuing with our discussion on alternative investments, our discussion this week centers on precious metals; in particular, the mother of all precious metals – gold. If I had to put precious metals into one of the categories listed below, I would say it fit most neatly in the speculation category. Speculation. Growth. Income. Balance. Some...
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Continuing with our discussion on alternative investments last week, this week we would like to expand on this subject by discussing specific categories of alternative investments along with their pros and cons. If you remember from last week’s discussion, the following are the major categories of alternative investments: Speculation Growth Income Balance We’ll evaluate each...
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There’s not one facet of modern life that COVID-19 hasn’t upended – least of all the financial markets. The never-ending roller coaster on Wall Street has prompted many investors to consider investing in anything besides public stocks to avoid the endless speculation that breeds extreme volatility. Even before COVID-19 hit, many investors were already dissatisfied...
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Many people buy into the falsehood that their home is their greatest asset. The danger of being lulled into believing your home is an investment is that you ignore other assets that are actual investments to the detriment of your path to financial independence. It’s common for homeowners to think “I’ll be alright. I’ll always...
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It’s a fact that we as humans tend to do things in groups we wouldn’t imagine doing on our own. This tends to result in actions many of us later regret. Remember that Summer of ‘98 in Pamplona? Taking a break from college, you just wanted to take in the spectacle of the “Running of...
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Don’t be fooled by the current bull run on Wall Street. Despite investors’ optimism, headlines are sounding the alarm. “Veteran strategist Ed Yardeni says US stocks are overvalued.” “More than 3 in 4 money managers believe the market is overpriced, the most since the Bank of America survey began in 1998.” “U.S. Stock Market is...
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There is a huge disconnect right now between the broader economy and the stock market. Stock prices typically should reflect the relative health of the economy.   So with an ailing economy officially in recession territory why is it then that stock prices are well above what they should be given the health of the...
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