The Wisest Investment You Might Ever Make

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This post The Wisest Investment You Might Ever Make appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Retirement planning generally focuses on working from your 20s and retiring in your 60s or later. That gives you 40-odd years to squirrel away 10% to 15% of your annual income to accumulate a sufficient nest egg to last the rest… Read More

Turning 66? Here’s How You Can Boost Your Income…

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This post Turning 66? Here’s How You Can Boost Your Income… appeared first on Daily Reckoning. For couples to receive the largest monthly Social Security check possible, experts generally recommend that the higher wage earner holds off until age 70 to begin collecting retirement benefits. But often people cannot afford that delay if they retire… Read More

Superbugs and the Ultimate Economic Weapon: Food

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The food-exporting superpowers are easy to identify. As my esteemed colleague Michael Snyder chronicled in a recent Zero Hedge post, world agricultural production is under assault from extreme weather and diseases such as African swine fever. Floods & Drought Devastate Crops All Over The Planet; Is A Global Food Crisis Be Coming? Everyone understands extreme weather is a danger… Read More

China’s Insurmountable Global Weakness: Its Currency

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If China wants superpower status, it will have to issue its currency in size and let the global FX market discover its price. Quick history quiz: in all of recorded history, how many superpowers pegged their currency to the currency of a rival superpower? Put another way: how many superpowers have made their own currency dependent… Read More

Have You Heard These 10 Must-Know Terms?

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This post Have You Heard These 10 Must-Know Terms? appeared first on Daily Reckoning. According to a recent Empower Retirement survey, 66% of respondents said they don’t understand what “rebalancing investments” means. A similar percentage, 69%, said they don’t know what “asset allocation” means. And the survey found that millennials in particular find financial terms… Read More

Thinking About Retiring? Here’s How Much You’ll Really Need…

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This post Thinking About Retiring? Here’s How Much You’ll Really Need… appeared first on Daily Reckoning. One million dollars has long been the benchmark for how much retirees need to have saved for a comfortable retirement. However, it appears a cool million doesn’t go too far these days. A new report by GoBankingRates, looked at… Read More

The Hidden Cost of Losing Local Mom and Pop Businesses

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What cannot be replaced by corporate chains is neighborhood character and variety. There is much more to this article than first meets the eye: In a Tokyo neighborhood’s last sushi restaurant, a sense of loss “Eiraku is the last surviving sushi bar in this cluttered neighborhood of steep cobblestoned hills and cherry trees unseen on most… Read More

Brace Yourselves: A Crash Is Coming

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This post Brace Yourselves: A Crash Is Coming appeared first on Daily Reckoning. I know we are in the midst of a joyous time of year, but that doesn’t mean the world has stopped turning. And the start of 2019 brings us to a critical moment. We’re on the brink of the third wave crash.… Read More

There Are Two Kinds of Money Problems…

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This post There Are Two Kinds of Money Problems… appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Most retirement research points to an impending crisis for about half of Americans who save too little at the advice of their financial planner. Because people worry about outlasting their savings, most adjust by living humbly – often too humbly. If… Read More

Become Debt-Free in 4 Easy Steps

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This post Become Debt-Free in 4 Easy Steps appeared first on Daily Reckoning. When you receive a paycheck, who do you pay first? If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably paying everyone else first—your rent/mortgage, groceries, utilities, car payment, insurance, etc. Once you’re done paying all those bills, you stick whatever you have left (if… Read More

Matt Badiali’s Freedom Checks Exposed!

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This post Matt Badiali’s Freedom Checks Exposed! appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Investment expert Matt Badiali recently released a viral video called “Freedom Checks” that has many scratching their heads, wondering what these investments are exactly. In the video, now viewed by millions of Americans, Matt says these “freedom checks” are not a government program… Read More

The Great Bitcoin Crash of 2018

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This post The Great Bitcoin Crash of 2018 appeared first on Daily Reckoning. A bitcoin “flash crash” briefly rattled cryptocurrency traders last night. Bitcoin lost more than $3,500 before quickly recovering. As of early this morning, the digital currency is back above $17,000. Speculators may have gobbled up this brief bitcoin dip. But it isn’t… Read More

Andy Xie Warns “The Bubble Economy Is Set To Burst” As Political Tension Soars

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Authored by Andy Xie via The South China Morning Post,
Central banks continue to focus on consumption inflation, not asset inflation, in their decisions. Their attitude has supported one bubble after another. These bubbles have led to rising ­inequality and made mass consumer inflation less likely.

Since the 2008 financial crisis, asset inflation has fully recovered, and then some. The US household net worth is 34 per cent above the peak in 2007, versus 30 per cent for nominal GDP. China’s property ­value may have surpassed the total in the rest of the world combined. The world is stuck in a vicious cycle of asset bubbles, low consumer ­inflation, stagnant productivity and low wage growth.
The US Federal Reserve has indicated that it will begin to ­unwind its QE (quantitative easing) assets this month and raise the ­interest rate by another 25 basis points to 1.5 per cent. China has been clipping the debt wings of grey rhinos and pouring cold water on property speculation. They are..