Investment Education
US yield curve

Yield Curve Inversions Don’t Improve Investment Outcomes

– October 9, 2019

In light of the yield curve signal’s inability to overperform, it seems that for most investors the takeaway is that yield curve inversions are mostly noise. Ignore them and stick to your strategy. 

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Investment Education
financialadvisor

How To Decode Investment Advisor Speak

– July 5, 2019

This is my short list of things I hear way too often in the investment industry, and my honest translation into English.

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Economic History, Investment Education
medicitomb

There’s No Such Thing as Socially Harmful Speculation

– May 10, 2019

Financial markets, including markets for complex instruments that may just look like speculative casino bets, allow important real transactions to occur. And in a brilliantly decentralized way, they bring into harmony people whose information, values, goals, and risk aversion differ.

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Investment Education
gekkophone

You Don’t Really Know When to Buy or Sell

– February 21, 2019

Active managers may be good at finding buying opportunities, but they seem to lose their discipline when it comes to selling.

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Fiscal Policy, Investment Education
socialsecurity

Making America Broke (More Than It Already Is)

– September 18, 2018

Social Security is in the hole. It’s time to stop digging. 

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AIER Classics, Inflating, Investment Education, Sound Money

What Will Inflation and Devaluation Mean to You?

– July 25, 2017

By Donald G. Ferguson, Bion H. Francis, E. C. Harwood, Benjamin D. Manton, and Their Assistants on the Institute Staff Part I Where Does Money Come From, and What Is Inflation? Has the Danger of Inflation Passed? Part II Inflation’s Timing an …

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