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Trading Ideas

Avoid Being Mauled by the Coming Bear

Today’s lesson in surviving a sell-off comes from William Shakespeare.
In The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare tells a story of paranoia, death and rebirth. One legendary scene features the character Antigonus as he’s stalked offstage to his doom by a bear.
The bear caught Antigonus by surprise – and that’s the last thing we want to happen, especially as investors.
However, those who balance their portfolios with reliable income generators may be able to prevent the bear from taking a bite out of their savings.
To Bond or Not to Bond?
This week, we asked Wealthy Retirement readers why they invest in bonds. Forty-three percent of …read more […]

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Trading Ideas

News Fix: Old Banks Learning New Tricks

Bitcoin is often described as “digital gold.” That’s for good reason – the assets have a lot in common. As Adam Sharp wrote last year…
Both have the rare qualities that make a good speculative “store of value” asset.
Both are used as hedges against reckless monetary policy. They are assets that will likely rise in value if the old system becomes overloaded with debt (U.S. debt is at $21 trillion and counting) and is forced to “monetize” (print away) the debt…
Importantly, both assets can also be held by individuals. Stocks and bonds typically require a broker or bank to hold custody. …read more […]

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Business News

Wall Street Weekahead: Investors look at dollar stores as U.S. recession fears increase

More investors are watching the shares of discount retailers like Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc , which perform better during economic downturns, in the hopes of gauging changes in consumer behavior, though higher tariffs may erode the companies’ ability to act as economic bellwethers.

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