Book Review: The Age of Deleveraging

Given the strong rebound in the equity markets since March 2009, “most investors believe that 2008 was simply a bad dream from which they’ve now awoken,” starts Gary Shilling in his newly-released tome on deflation, The Age of Deleveraging. […] Continue Reading…

How to Choose the Right Dividend ETF

The stock market hasn’t returned a single red cent in over twelve years, as measured by the S&P 500. Twelve years is a long time to go without earning a return on your investment, particularly if you are close […] Continue Reading…

Gold: A Bad Investment and Getting Worse

If there is one asset class best avoided in 2011, it’s gold. At the expense of sounding overly dramatic, gold is an investment whose fundamentals are rotting from within, and you do not want to be anywhere near it […] Continue Reading…

John Law: Rake, Murderer, and Father of Central Banking

I commented in a previous article that “if you think that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is unpopular, consider the tragic case of Takahashi Korekiyo, who served as Bank of Japan governor from 1911-1913 and as finance minister and prime […] Continue Reading…

Charles Sizemore in the Media

Charles Sizemore was quoted in the recent Reuters article on exotic ETFs: “Investors develop taste for exotic, far-flung ETFs”

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But some investors criticized the combination of countries in the First Trust fund resulting in its memorable acronym. “BICK” was a […] Continue Reading…