Where Are They Now?

An investment fad is a short-term financial trend that quickly gains popularity and interest among investors – but typically lacks long-term viability or strong underlying fundamentals. Let’s look at several prominent fads of the last decade and see what they reveal about today’s investment fads.
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How to Escape The “Winner’s Curse”

Betting on perfection is a fool’s errand in any environment. It’s particularly risky today as the economy teeters on the edge of recession and a looming debt crisis. Fortunately, the bubble in AI and tech stocks is setting up a tremendous opportunity elsewhere.
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What A Death-Row Turkey Tells Us About Black Swans

By Special Arrangement: A Look Inside A Market Classic Editor’s Note: We hope you’re having a wonderful holiday with your family and friends, with thoughts about interest rates, debt and inflation fading into the night like the peals of Santa’s bells and the smoke of New Year’s fireworks. While we’re also getting into the eggnog,
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A Flood of Funds Are “Gating” Their Money – Here’s What It Means

Investors Suddenly Denied Access to Their Own Funds… The day after Slava was sent to the funny farm, his wife marched into our skyscraper office in downtown Moscow – and pulled an Al Haig. Al Haig was Secretary of State when U.S. President Ronald Reagan was felled by an assassin’s bullet on March 30, 1981.
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The Real Reason Why Airlines Have So Much Baggage

Cheap money is grounding flights all over America – and that’s just the beginning. Next Wednesday will be one of the busiest travel days of the year here in America. And if you’re flying somewhere, you’re likely a victim of cheap money. That is… you’re suffering long delays… overworked staff… decrepit planes… and a customer
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Housing is On Its Knees And Corporate America Isn’t Far Behind

Homebuilders have reported fewer new construction starts every month since March. That’s the longest stretch of declines since the housing crisis of 2007. And homebuyers have even begun walking away from their deposits – cancellations are above 15% for the second consecutive month. You’re receiving Something You Don’t Know as part of your complimentary subscription
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How Bernanke Broke the World

The price of U.S. Treasury bonds is collapsing. Since the end of July, the 10-year Treasury rate has risen sharply, from a yield of 2.65% to over 4.3% now. There haven’t been bigger losses in the U.S. Treasury bond market, EVER. THE BIGGEST BUBBLE IN HISTORY DEFLATES YOUR STANDARD OF LIVING IS GOING TO FALL
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