5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Stock Returns

Years ago, a world-class software designer for the investment industry said something I will never forget: “Diversity makes America great.” My friend, an Iranian immigrant with a deep appreciation for the strength and resilience of the U.S. economy, made the…

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The Real Economics Of Marriage

The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.  So why is this happening?  Well, the truth is that there are a lot of reasons why so many young people are choosing not to…

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Crony Capitalism and the Oracle of Omaha

I am back from the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, and my brain is still spinning from the dozens of meetings and stimulating conversations. In a series of articles for over the next few weeks, I’ll try…

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Billionaires Are Jumping On This Niche Investment — Should You?

“Are you going to retire after you sell your company?” I once asked the chief financial officer of a company about to be sold for a huge sum. “Are you kidding me?” he replied. “Why would I retire? I’m just…

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Will We Have Zero Interest Rates Forever?

Major economic reports on gross domestic product (GDP) and employment were released last week. Digging through the data should give us clues about the economy’s performance – and, relatedly, when the Federal Reserve will finally raise short-term interest rates. As…

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Will Detroit Be The First Major Chinese City In The United States?

Is Detroit destined to become a Chinese city?  Chinese homebuyers and Chinese businesses are starting to flood into the Motor City, and the governor of Michigan is greatly encouraging this.  In fact, he has formally asked the Obama administration for…

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China Displaces America, Ron Paul on Why We are No Longer Number One

Last week World Bank economists predicted that China would soon displace the United States as the world’s largest economy. The fact that this one-time economic basket case is now positioned to surpass the US is one more sign of the…

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17 Facts To Show To Anyone That Believes That The U.S. Economy Is Just Fine

No, the economy is most definitely not “recovering”.  Despite what you may hear from the politicians and from the mainstream media, the truth is that the U.S. economy is in far worse shape than it was prior to the last…

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This Is How 2014 Is Turning Out To Be Eerily Similar To 2007

The similarities between 2007 and 2014 continue to pile up.  As you are about to see, U.S. home sales fell dramatically throughout 2007 even as the mainstream media, our politicians andFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernankepromised us that everything was going…

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