Warren Buffett is Back in the Game, Sort Of

Jul 09, 2020

Warren Buffett is back in the game, sort of. He is only spending 7% of Berkshire’s $137 billion cash pile, but it’s a start. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Buffett acted boldly. His distressed-asset deals helped support blue chip companies like General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America. This time around, though, Buffett has not been…

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Was the Rebound Powered by Sports Gamblers and Stimulus Checks?

May 26, 2020

The strength of the stock market rebound has been a mystery. (To give you a sneak preview, today we’ll explore a narrative that solves the mystery.) It’s not just that stocks — not all stocks, but a favored group — are showing a kind of bizarre optimism, relative to a catastrophic collapse in the real economy, the ongoing challenges of…

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Was the SEC Right to Block the Hertz Offering?

Jun 19, 2020

On June 15, Hertz announced plans to raise $500 million in a new share offering. This was controversial because Hertz is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the creditors have dibs on the assets, and the new shares have statistical near-certainty of being worth zero. We wrote about this fiasco on June 17. That same day, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

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What is Section 230, and Why is it Stirring Up Drama on Capitol Hill?

Dec 03, 2020

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual bill, passed by Congress, that authorizes the U.S. defense budget. It is the primary means by which America funds its military. For fiscal year 2021, the NDAA laid out a defense budget of just over $740 billion. That money is used for everything from paying soldiers to running military bases to…

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What to Make of the Cannabis Bear Market

Aug 20, 2021

If you’re a buyer and holder of cannabis stocks in recent months, you need to read what’s happening in this industry.

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When “Don’t Fight the Fed” Becomes “Don’t Fight the Fed Chairman”

May 19, 2020

Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, said extraordinary things in a May 13 speech. And to make sure his points were heard, Powell reiterated them on a May 17 60 Minutes interview. The “extraordinary” part came from the context. Under normal circumstances, a central bank never gives policy advice to the government. Nor does a central bank chief…

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Watch for Profit Opportunities in China’s Homecoming

Dec 09, 2021

In an article earlier this week, I pointed out the growing threat that leading Chinese tech stocks could vanish from U.S. exchanges. Companies like Alibaba (BABA), Baidu (BIDU), and Weibo (WB) are in fact getting pressured from all sides. No wonder their shares listed here in the U.S. are all down about 50% from highs earlier this year.

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We’re in One of the Three Best Months for Investing — Here’s How to Take Advantage

Nov 12, 2021

November brings a change in the color of leaves, pumpkin pie… And killer stock returns!

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When Crisis Meets Innovation

Aug 30, 2021

Let me explain what is happening with the water crisis happening along the Colorado River and how you can invest in real change to address this crisis.

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When Government Overreach Becomes Profitable

Oct 26, 2021

Senate leaders are proposing that banks report directly to the Treasury Department information on any bank account that has inflows or outflows of $10,000 or more. Critics cry that this is yet another effort by bureaucrats to poke their noses into citizens’ affairs. Me? I call it an opportunity.

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