Beating Inflation

Every piece of inflation news has the power to terrify and send investors searching for ways to protect wealth.  Bonds look like a poor prospect.  As the Federal Reserve (Fed) raises interest rates, bonds will lose value simply as a matter or arithmetic.  (For an explanation see this post.)  Even if the Fed were to cease its counter-inflationary effort, … Continue reading Beating Inflation

Some Thoughts About SPACS

SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) have become the rage of late.  It stands to reason that SPACs, or something like them, would become popular. Familiar and traditional equity investments have gained so much for such a long time now that investors naturally are searching for investments that they can believe offer a bargain.  Nonetheless, they should exercise … Continue reading Some Thoughts About SPACS

Penny Stocks: There’s Danger Wherever You Look

Interest  in penny stocks has surged.  In February, the most recent month for which complete data are available, share trading volume in this area jumped to 1.9 trillion transactions, a whopping 2000 percent from a year ago.  This leap will unavoidably create still more interest.  In a social media pattern that has grown all too familiar, retail investors will … Continue reading Penny Stocks: There’s Danger Wherever You Look

The Market Is Not Afraid of Joe Biden – at Least Not Yet!

Photo by Pixabay on Stocks have generally seemed untroubled by Washington’s change of administration; indeed, they hardly seem to have noticed.  True, Joe Biden has threatened to raise taxes, an action that markets never like.  He has also said he will regulate more aggressively than his predecessor, and that also is something that tends to hurt … Continue reading The Market Is Not Afraid of Joe Biden – at Least Not Yet!

The Market Views the Coming Election

With Election Day fast approaching, investors have been concentrating increasingly on economic prospects.  Market reactions to the possibility of either a Trump or a Biden presidency will depend less on the candidate and more on the policies expected to emerge from their administration: these will determine how the market reacts before the election, while the actual policies … Continue reading The Market Views the Coming Election