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My Dinner with Putin’s #1 Enemy

Last night, I attended a dinner in London with Bill Browder, the CEO of Russian investment fund Hermitage Capital Management. Having dinner with Bill Browder is an odd experience. You see, Bill doesn’t touch his food or drink. It’s not [...]
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The Technology Hare and Financial Tortoise

The overuse of the phrase “crowded trade” comes to mind when we think of certain Nasdaq stocks that occupy the top 10 spots within the Nasdaq 100 or that begin with the letters F-A-N-G. For the past year and a half, these specific technology [...]
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Reviewing History’s Most Hated Bull Market

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Here’s a big “thank you” to all of you who voted for “The New Rules of Retirement” as the best retirement book. Seniorhomes.com informed me that we were successful. Thanks to you, Seniorhomes.com named my book the winner. As a further [...]
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Assessing the Toronto MoneyShow and the New Gold Rush

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I just returned from speaking at the Toronto MoneyShow and was very impressed with how the private and public sectors work together to make the largest city in Canada a real showcase of success — especially the downtown area. There not only [...]
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No Amnesty Is a Good Amnesty

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Donald Trump is being told that amnesty for “Dreamers,” or DACA recipients, will only apply to a small, narrowly defined group of totally innocent, eminently deserving illegal immigrants, who were brought to this country “through no [...]
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Don’t Call the Government When the Levee Breaks

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Natural disasters just plain suck. Mother Nature is a cruel matriarch, and she doesn’t much care about you, me or any of the human structures we’ve erected to help combat her occasional wrath. Indeed, Mother Nature’s caprice and [...]
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Low Bond Yields Open the Door to Dividend Funds

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The Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) tracks the common stocks of companies that pay higher-than-average dividends, making it a viable exchange-traded fund (ETF) pick for when market conditions are uncertain. Two major factors are making [...]
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Economic Cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Estimated at $290 Billion

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The combined economic cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $ 290 billion and cause the most destructive and costly season of storms since record keeping began, according to AccuWeather. The monster storms mark the first [...]
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What if a Grand Slam Were Worth 100 Home Runs? — Mental Models in Investing

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I am a big fan of mental models. Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s older, smarter but poorer investment partner, has long focused on the importance of mental models. Munger says he’s rich because he identified a set of human psychological [...]
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Backing up the Truck for When the Storms Pass

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Heading into mid-September, the U.S. equity markets have been trading in a very skittish manner, unnerved by uncertainty surrounding the military threats from North Korea and the totality of damage that will be inflicted by Hurricane Harvey [...]