What Is The Chance Of A Recession & Does It Matter?

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post What Is The Chance Of A Recession & Does It Matter? appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. We often hear bullish investors criticize those that are bearish for giving the percentage chance of a recession over the next 6 or 12… Read More

Weaker Returns Coming In 2020?

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Weaker Returns Coming In 2020? appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. Either the bulls believe the economy will be stronger in 2020 or they think the current economy isn’t as bad as the initial indicators show. Revisions can change how we… Read More

An Economic Rebound In 1H 2020?

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post An Economic Rebound In 1H 2020? appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. We no longer have very weak Q4 GDP growth estimates to compare this great bull market in stocks to because of the recent data. Oxford Economics now sees 1.9%… Read More

The Benefits Of Value Investing For Long Term Success

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Value investing is a simple strategy at its core. Value investors select stocks that the market is underestimating for their intrinsic value. Have you ever wanted to buy a new product, but waited for a promotional sale to get it at a discount? That’s all value investing is; buying good stocks at bargain prices! The… Read More

Surprising Multidecade Trend & Recession Risk

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This article was originally published on UPFINA. The post Surprising Multidecade Trend & Recession Risk appeared first on UPFINA – Pursuit of Truth in Finance & Economics. One of the most fun parts of economics is we don’t have the answers to everything. In fact, the most important thing is asking the right questions. That gives… Read More

Learning From Chris Bloomstran

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Whilst I’m a long-time avid follower of all of the Investment Masters, and I have to say a veritable devourer of their collected wisdom, there is nothing more valuable to me as an investor than actually speaking with these amazing people. Whether it’s a meeting at Berkshire, the odd telephone dialogue or even an interview,… Read More

What Are Alternative Investments: A Definitive Guide

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Simply put, alternative investments are assets that aren’t included in the conventional investment classifications. The conventional investment classifications include cash, stocks, and bonds. Alternative investment classifications include everything from private equity to hedge funds to real estate to commodities and art, to name just a few. Interested in understanding about the specifics of alternative investments?… Read More

Kass: My 15 Surprises For 2019

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White House Politics: (When asked what he wanted to give thanks for during a press gaggle Thanksgiving Thursday, Trump responded), “for having a great family and for having made a tremendous difference in this country. I’ve made a tremendous difference in the country. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I… Read More

Your Guide to The Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting

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This post is brought to you by Finbox.io. Sign up for your completely FREE trial today! For three days in early May, over 40,000 investors and spectators will flock to the city of Omaha Nebraska to attend what many call the “Woodstock for Capitalist.” The annual Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK.A) Shareholder meeting attracts crowds… Read More

A Recession by 2020?

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The current situation with the proposed tariffs between China and the US is somewhere in between a trade war and negotiation tactics. We’ll call it a “trade battle” because we don’t know what the end game of this war of words and proposals will lead to. Both sides are dependent on one another; since their… Read More

An “Earnings Driven” Meme

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Earnings Driven Meme

“A meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture – often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another… Read More

How I Became a Gold-Bug

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My father was Hugo Salinas Rocha -“Salinas” was his father’s surname, and “Rocha” was his mother’s surname; the custom of using both parents’ surnames is universal in Latin America. Father was a successful merchant in Mexico City, and in the 1930’s he ran a store in downtown Mexico City. The store belonged to a company… Read More