Investing in Switzerland

Switzerland will always have a special place in the hearts of doom mongers.   For decades its franc has been the “go to” safe haven currency when the world got dicey.   The meticulous Swiss gnomes have always had a well-deserved reputation as prudent stewards of wealth—and a well-deserved reputation for discretion and privacy.  And importantly, their […] […] Continue Reading…

Investment Lessons from a Peruvian Horse Show

Ah, to be back in South America.  Long-time Trading Deck readers might recall that I spend a fair bit of time in Peru (see “Going Long Two Beaten Down Euro Stocks”).  When you marry a Peruvian, you don’t really have a choice. Not that I’m complaining.  I can say in all seriousness that I’ve never […] […] Continue Reading…

Military Spending by Country

With outstanding U.S. debt fast approaching 100% of GDP and budget deficits continuing to yawn stubbornly wide, the next president and congress will have some unpleasant decisions to make.  Spending will have to be cut.  But from where? Social Security and Medicare will come under debate, as will most discretionary spending.  But the elephant in […] […] Continue Reading…

Charles Sizemore on Planning for Prosperity Radio

Listen to Charles Sizemore discuss the Social Security funding crisis, bonds vs. dividend stock investing and more with Dean Barber and Bud Kasper on Planning for Prosperity radio.  To listen, click here.

Dean is a nationally-syndicated radio host and the […] Continue Reading…

Time to go Bargain Hunting

With volatility erupting out of Europe again, investors are left to wonder: Is this an opportunity to buy at attractive prices all of those great stocks that “got away from you” in the first quarter run-up, or is it portent of nasty things to come? It would appear to be a little of both. Even […] […] Continue Reading…