Can You Trust the Social Security Trust Fund?

Did you see this bit of news recently?
The Social Security Administration announced earlier this month that it would have to dip into its trust fund for the first time in 36 years.

With the Baby Boomers retiring in droves, the […] Continue Reading…

Investing In Latin America

The following is an excerpt from 7 Top Latin American Stocks to Buy, originally published on Kiplinger’s.

Brazilians have a tongue-in-cheek saying about their country. Brazil is the country of the future… and it always will be.

That’s probably a little […] Continue Reading…

An Ugly Surprise

I had an unpleasant surprise at the airport last week.

I walked into the TSA Pre line and handed the agent my boarding pass and ID. But rather than being greeted with the knowing wink and nod that comes with […] Continue Reading…

3 Things You Should Always Ask a Financial Adviser

The following first appeared on Kiplinger’s as 3 Things You Should Always Ask a Financial Adviser.

Your choice of financial adviser might be the single most important decision you ever make, short of your spouse or maybe your doctor.

While you […] Continue Reading…

Beware the Bangladeshi Butter Bias

Bangladeshi butter.

If you’re looking for the indicator with the highest correlation to the S&P 500, it’s not GDP growth or even earnings growth. No, it’s butter production in Bangladesh.

In a paper published two decades ago, mathematician David Leinweber and […] Continue Reading…