|Posted by Ernest John Fleckenstein on April 22, 2019 at 5:55 PM||comments ()|
Six investing experts highlight opportunities in 2019
After a brutal close to 2018, the S&P 500 roared back, rising 13 percent in the first quarter and up 16 percent for the year as of mid-April. The rally added $4 trillion to stock values, surpassing the bullish yearend predictions of many U.S. equity strategists in less than four months.
While stock strategists debate whether to raise performance targets, investors must grapple with the fear of missing out and, in the wake of the fourth quarter’s market drop, the desire for capital preservation. Just how much anxiety that mental battle creates is a good gut check on how much volatility you can stomach without panicking in a downturn. So while marveling at the market’s seemingly relentless rise, evaluate whether you have enough set aside in emergency savings, if your allocation to stocks is out of whack and whether you can tick off all the boxes in “https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-personal-finance-basics/" target="_blank">The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Investors.”
To move beyond the basics and find opportunities, Bloomberg turned to its panel of six market experts for ideas on where to best stash a $10,000 windfall right now. Suggestions range from investing in new profit cycles tied to environmental, social and governance considerations to riding the wave in emerging markets and wagering on unloved euro-zone equities. Bloomberg Intelligence ETF analyst Eric Balchunas highlights exchange-traded funds that provide ways to invest around those themes, and looks at how his picks performed in the first quarter.
|Posted by Ernest John Fleckenstein on March 3, 2018 at 10:20 PM||comments ()|
Say hello to the decentralized economy -- the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.
|Posted by Ernest John Fleckenstein on March 3, 2018 at 10:15 PM||comments ()|
What is the blockchain? If you don't know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it actually works. Don Tapscott is here to help, demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology which, he says, represents nothing less than the second generation of the internet and holds the potential to transform money, business, government and society.
|Posted by Ernest John Fleckenstein on February 22, 2015 at 8:05 PM||comments ()|
MUST SEE VIDEO!
Mike Maloney was lucky enough to interview Congressman Ron Paul and shares the session with us!!
Paul served as the U.S. Representative for Texas' 14th and 22nd congressional districts. He represented the 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1985, and then represented the 14th congressional district, which included Galveston, from 1997 to 2013. On three occasions, he sought the presidency of the United States: as the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988 and as a candidate in the Republican primaries of 2008 and 2012. Paul is a critic of the federal government's fiscal policies, especially the existence of the Federal Reserve, the tax policy, the military–industrial complex, and the War on Drugs. Paul was the first chairman of the conservative PAC Citizens for a Sound Economy and has been characterized as the "intellectual godfather" of the Tea Party movement.
So, Ron Paul is absolutely competent in the subject Mike Meloney has been talking about in all 5 episodes we have presented to you. Listen carefully what he says!
|Posted by Ernest John Fleckenstein on February 20, 2015 at 6:40 PM||comments ()|
In September 2011, Switzerland pegged its currency to the euro to set a ceiling to the Swiss franc’s, subsidizing Export industry and punishing import. But, on January 15, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) suddenly and surprisingly abandoned the peg with all its uncomfortable consequences.
The risks created by the SNB’s decision – as transmitted through the financial system – have a fat tail. The negative effects for the Swiss economy – through the decreased competiveness of its export industries (including tourism and medicine) – may already be showing that abandoning the euro peg was not a good idea.
The following Video “Global Shockwaves to come from Swiss Currency Bombshell“ from Mike Meloney provides the details and background information:
|Posted by Ernest John Fleckenstein on February 14, 2015 at 7:25 PM||comments ()|
Film: Forgotten History of Money and Moneylenders
Documentary on how moneychangers have manipulated money thru history and how our current economy is barely holding - reason for economic depressions.
|Posted by Ernest John Fleckenstein on February 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM||comments ()|
In business we all use money, but many do not know the history and the dangers behind our monetary system. Creating awareness today is the most important thing to do, so we can navigate around the problem that might be coming in the near future. Every problematic situation bring also opportunity. That is why we want to share this wonderful series, The hidden Secrets of Money, with you. Share these videos with friends and family, they deserve to have access to this information too.
The Hidden Secrets of Money, a series presented by Mike Maloney as he travels the world to uncover the Hidden Secrets of Money.
Episode 1: Currency vs Money
Episode 2: Seven Stages Of Empire
Episode 3: Death Of The Dollar
Episode 4: The Death of the Dollar
Episode 5: When Money Is Corrupted