Since 2008 (that evergreen financial milestone) central banks have tried to stimulate economies by keeping borrowing rates extremely low. The idea was that people and corporations would… Read more “Making Economics Meaningful – How Official Inflation Figures Obscure Reality”
Trends are a big deal in the investing world. Even if you aren’t going to pour over mounds of financial data sometimes trends are all you need… Read more “Trends Investors Should be Sceptical About in 2018”
Can you afford to grow old? Getting older costs more than we might realize, and its smart to have a plan.
Years ago I walked the Camino De Santiago, a holy pilgrimage across Spain that dates back to the 9th century. Not being Catholic I’m sure that a… Read more “The Catalonia Effect”
The Liberal government of Ontario is intending to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, and 40 economists have penned an open letter to… Read more “Watch Me Fight 40 Economists”
This past week a number of articles spilled forth regarding the VIX index being at record lows. If you aren’t familiar with the VIX, that’s quite okay;… Read more “Vexed by the VIX”
Some time ago I wrote that it really didn’t matter whether or not there was a housing bubble, because what we actually have is a debt bubble.… Read more “The Mortgage Monster & The Mountains of Madness”