Because conventional investing depends on free markets and a fast growing private economy, it is arguably obsolete. Public - not private - spending consumes an ever greater share of the economy even as government interventions turn the investment world upside down, and these trends are likely to strengthen in 2013 and beyond.
Linked readings include: 1) how government efforts to fix the economy are being paid for by reducing the standard of living of retirement investors; 2) the hidden government tax on savers and retirees that is 3X larger than corporate income taxes; and 3) the long-term investment implications of high government deficits and the rapid growth in public spending. Read more.
The unemployment crisis gripping America is the worst since the Great Depression - but the official unemployment rate is under 10%. How could that be? The true unemployment picture is hidden by essentially splitting jobless Americans up and putting them inside the three different "boxes" shown above.
Two articles reveal: 1) how the government keeps 9 million jobless Americans out the unemployment statistics; 2) the depression that is being hidden through massive deficit spending. Read more.
Would Dow 36,000 save your financial security in retirement - or destroy it? We start with an eye opening look at the "secret history" of a 70% stock market loss during our last sustained bout of high unemployment, and then show how current long-term investors risk being "blind-sided" by this potent but little known danger. Read more.
Are you frustrated by very low interest rates which don't even come close to keeping up with inflation? Do you find that supposed inflation-indexed cost of living adjustments are failing to keep up with your actual cost of living?
These problems are no accident, but are the result of a government strategy which economists refer to as Financial Repression. This hidden $500 billion tax on savers hits retirement investors the hardest even as it destroys conventional financial planning. Read more.
What could happen if the Euro collapses? Will there be a rapid redistribution of wealth in Europe that could be highly profitable for some and catastrophic for others? How would this effect US investors and workers?
The linked readings examine a potential Euro collapse not from an "end of the world / doom and gloom" perspective, but rather with explorations of the specific implications for the rapid redistribution of wealth between segments of society in Europe and the US. Read More.
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