Japan’s ‘Surprise’ Recession and How You Should Trade It

I saw a headline this week that actually made me laugh out loud: “Japan’s economy makes surprise fall into recession.”

Surprise? Really?

Japanese GDP shrank by 1.6% last quarter after shrinking by 7.3% in the second quarter. The culprit? Japanese consumer […] Continue Reading…

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China Opens Its Market to the West: Now What?

China’s new Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program opened up China’s domestic stock markets to international investors for the first time ever this week. This is a big deal: it brings China one step closer to being a “normal” investment […] Continue Reading…

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Interview: The Evolution of Retirement

I discussed the concept of retirement and how it has changed in recent decades in an interview with NewRetirement.  Here are some excerpts:
Today, Americans look at retirement as an entitlement – a reward for a lifetime of hard work […] Continue Reading…

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Rise of the Robots

Rodney Johnson has some interesting comments on the rise of robots as a labor replacement.  Robots have been replacing assembly line workers for decades.  But now, they’re starting to replace retail clerks too…sort of:
Just as desktop computing, voicemail, and […] Continue Reading…

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Is Depression the Mark of a Strong Leader?

Harry Dent had some interesting thoughts on depression.  You would think that depressed people would be failures in life, but in fact the exact opposite is true.  Many of the most successful people in history faced chronic depression.  It […] Continue Reading…

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