(FORBES) Can Demographics Predict The Next Interest Rate Cycle?

The Bank for International Settlements, the BIS, just released a 47-page report on the impact of changing global demographics, and if their predictions are correct, it will mean higher interest rates and slower growth for most developed nations. The statistical study of how populations age by extrapolating fertility rates and life expectancy, known as demographics, …

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(FORBES) A Correction In Equity Valuations Does Not Have To Be Painful

The calls for a correction in US stock valuations seem to grow louder by the day. Many bears point to the historically elevated price-to-earnings ratio of the S&P 500 to jump to the conclusion that stock prices must go down, and investors should brace for negative future returns for the broad equity market. Fortunately, the …

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(FORBES) Income Investors Just Got A Gift From The SEC

Cheap bonds are hard to find in a world dominated by negative short-term interest rates. Record-low yields on long-dated government bonds, corporate bonds priced to perfection and high volatility emerging market debt do not provide much potential return relative to risk. Municipal floating rate bonds are the proverbial diamond in the rough. The cheapening of the …

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(FORBES) Are You Mentally Fit To Trade?

I recently was invited into a hockey locker room where an NHL sports psychologist was hired to address a team of 16-20-year-old up-and-coming players. It was the start of the season, and the coach was determined to give his team every advantage possible. Read the entire article on Forbes.

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