If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I take great interest in understanding money. Why every single human who uses money on a regular basis doesn’t also share this interest is beyond me.
With trillions of dollars created by actions of Congress, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury Department, the concern for coming inflation can only spread. This video explains why tax deferred investment vehicles are the best tool for battling inflation and can possibly even [Read more…]
Over the last 7 years the stock market has dropped [as significantly] as it did during the Great Depression.
“WHAAAT?!!” you say. He explains that our perception of this strong bear market has been softened by the declining value of the dollar. In the spirit of comparing apples to apples, we must first consider that in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s the dollar was fixed to gold. So, in essence, the stock market’s decline was measured in gold. According to Rubino, you would see a depression-like chart if you were to measure the past few years of the stock market in gold.
The most convincing thing about his perspective is that he accurately predicted the burst of the housing bubble… in 2003. He forecasted that those who would suffer the most from the popping bubble would be homebuilders’ stocks, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, and real estate prices in “hot” (at the time) areas. He even went on to explain that the contributing factions would spill over into other parts of the economy including financial services companies, and banks themselves. At that time, the idea of one of the country’s largest investment banks (Bear Sterns) becoming insolvent sounds crazy, but Rubino warned us all with How to Profit from the Coming Housing Bust: Money-Making Strategies for the End of the Housing Bubble. In fact, if you would have followed his advice to the “T”, you would have profited immensely , provided that [Read more…]
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