01-JANUARY 21-2021

Today! January 21, 2020 Role models … they can be either good or bad.  Hopefully we know which lessons to reinforce moving forward, and which ones to avoid.  Ray Higdon is a powerfully positive role model and mentor to myself, my wife, and our business.  Ray has a unique training style which is easy to […]

01-JANUARY 14-2021

Good morning. Let’s be honest, there have been a lot of crazy tweets so far this year.  You might have missed the one from billionaire Elon Musk about ditching traditional social media.  The world’s wealthiest man tweeted to “Use Signal,” a rival to the WhatsApp messaging system.  Traders picked up on the tweet, and bought […]

01-JANUARY 07-2021

Good morning. Stocks touched all-time highs on Wednesday, closing off their lows following Fed meeting minutes and chaos in Washington D.C.  Some big-name tech stocks sold off heavily, largely on fears that a Democratic-controlled Congress might be willing to reign in some of the antitrust issues that have flared up recently.  However, it’s clear markets […]

12-DECEMBER 31-2020

Good morning. Over 30 percent of all money created in the United States occurred in 2020.  That massive jump in the money supply, dubbed M1, leads several to expect inflation.  It’s why assets like gold and Bitcoin performed well in 2020.  But the flip side is that economic shutdowns led to less spending, missed rent […]

12-DECEMBER 24-2020

Good morning. After months of cobbling together a stimulus package, the final deal came in with a lot of old-fashioned Washington pork-barrel spending, including billions of dollars for other countries. While a handful criticized the bill, most politicians voted for it, figuring that something was better than nothing.  Yet President Trump surprised by saying he […]

12-DECEMBER 17-2020

Good morning. There was only a small chance that the Federal Reserve would make some kind of change in its current policy in its last meeting of the year.  But yesterday, the central bank stated that it was keeping interest rates unchanged at zero, and that it would continue with asset support (i.e., quantitative easing, […]

12-DECEMBER 10-2020

Good morning. We knew that the market’s ups and downs would, in the short-term, be dependent on stimulus talks.  With yesterday’s frustrations came a market selloff.  But it’s not the end of the world.  Markets have largely priced in a stimulus package, and it’s only a matter of time before politicians give the voting population […]