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I’m an arduous follower of developments in technology and the projections of futurists. There’s an amazing world emerging and radical changes are happening exponentially quickly. There are companies developing technologies that will take the world by storm and create entire industries and legions of jobs and revenue (all good things for those who invest in...
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Today, as I write this at 10:30am Denver time, the stock market is in hefty selloff. However, truth be told, the past few years it has been normal to see the S&P 500 move more than 1% in a day. With each decline we all wonder if this is the first decline off the recent...
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As I write this, the Dow and S&P 500 just closed out about on another post-Financial Crisis peak (if you can pretend for a second that the Financial Crisis is over). The S&P 500 needs another 14.61% and the Dow needs another 8.7% and each will be setting all time record prices. Not only that,...
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In the previous article on bonds (“Part 1”) I gave an analogy to help readers understand how bond prices can move based on how the interest rate environment changes. Let’s go back to that bank lobby where we’ll pretend that you can buy and sell CDs to illustrate how other things can effect bond prices....
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The bond rating system can be confusing because there are three separate but similar systems of rating bonds. We all hear of “AAA” rated bonds, and then know that last summer US bonds were downgraded to “AA”. But some may have seen a weird rating like “Aa1” on a bond or maybe “Caa2”. The key...
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