The Big Shift to “Value Investing”

The federal government continues to hand out borrowed money to stimulate the economy. It is running monstrous deficits to do so. One consequence of spending too much borrowed money? Inflation. Copper, lumber, oil, gas, livestock, agriculture — you name it. Stuff...

Can You Spare An Inflation-Adjusted Dime?

Inflation is ubiquitous. You are seeing it at the gas pump. You are seeing at the grocery store. You are seeing it when you dine out. Interested in building a patio? An addition to your home? You might be shocked by the cost of lumber. And it is not just wood. Get a...

The Roaring Twenties Redux?

The U.S. economy surged throughout the 1920s. With World War I in the rear-view mirror, consumers spent feverishly on autos, electrical appliances and movies. With the threat of coronavirus fading in 2021, might we be witnessing yet another Roaring Twenties? After...

The Prices Are Not Alright

When you pump $12.3 trillion (and counting) into an economy, things are going to inflate. For example, commodities are going to be more expensive. Take a look at the vertical leap in prices for copper. And lumber. Home prices themselves become bubbly. Home prices have...

Will Cap Gain Tax Hikes Burst The Stock Bubble?

The United States government raised taxes to finance the debt that accrued in World War I and World War II. Today, we are not engaged in a military intervention of monumental magnitude. However, the public debt-to-GDP is greater now than at any other point in American...