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Municipal bonds (2023-10-13)

Investing internationally (2023-09-28)

US government debt and investing (2023-06-28)

Real estate investing (2023-05-09)

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December 4, 2023.
If you’re in a high tax bracket munis should be considered, according to a recent analysis by Vanguard.

December 1, 2023.
Checkout these 12 financial considerations before the end of 2023.

November 26, 2023.
Estimates indicate 7.5% increase in US black Friday online sales.

November 14, 2023.
October CPI reportedly the same as September, no inflation.

November 8, 2023.
Robinhood reported a 13% decline in Q3 trading volume compared to 2022.

November 1, 2023.
FOMC maintains 5.25 to 5.50% interest rates. Fixed rate for I-bonds increased from 0.9 to 1.3% today.

October 26, 2023.
Disappointing earnings send S&P to lowest level since May.

October 17, 2023.
In a recent memo, Howard Marks indicated investors should transition to a higher bond (and lower stock) allocation.

October 13, 2023.
The probability of a spot bitcoin ETF increased.

October 3, 2023.
It's a good time to start thinking about tax efficiency. Check out some tips from Vanguard.

September 27, 2023.
Stocks have historically done quite well during government shutdowns.

September 19, 2023.
Perspectives on China's struggling economy.

September 5, 2023.
A Vanguard analysis indicates US pure value should outperform growth over the coming decade.

August 28, 2023.
As far as PE ratios go, ex-US stocks look attractive. Checkout Figures 11 and 12 from this recent report.

August 22, 2023.
S&P downgrades 5 big banks.

August 8, 2023.
Americans' credit card debt grew nearly 5% in Q2, now exceeds $1 trillion. Household debt has surpassed $17 trillion.

August 2, 2023.
US credit rating drops to AA+.

July 24, 2023.
Here's a new discussion / analysis of inflation by Vanguard.

July 20, 2023.
US jobless claims don't indicate a recession, but home sales continue to fall.

July 9, 2023.
Fed policy is not too restrictive according to Joe Davis.

July 4, 2023.
Bitcoin exceeded $31k as the US SEC considers spot Bitcoin ETFs.

June 14, 2023.
Inflation for May 2023 was just 4% compared to May 2022. The Fed is not raising interest rates in June.

June 2, 2023.
The US market is very top heavy, five companies make up over a quarter of the S&P 500 market cap.

May 30, 2023.
Checkout 5 ways to invest in real estate.

May 11, 2023.
US treasury bills have recently auctioned at almost 6% for 4-weeks bills.

May 7, 2023.
Mcdonald's and Target executives claim consumers have reduced spending on high-priced items.

Apr 27, 2023.
Oaktree recently created a podcast. Some good wisdom from Howard Marks in there.

Apr 21, 2023.
Another potential example of Bitcoin market manipulation.

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