This Boring Stock Is Quietly Changing the World

Samuel Dean set up his milk business at just the right time. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more It was 1925, and milk was fast becoming a staple of the American diet. Milkmen delivered glass bottles to doorsteps across the country… And parents had their kids drink three glasses...

Don’t Look for Investing Advice in the Media

When I was a trader at Lehman Brothers, I was told not to talk to the media under any circumstances. If a reporter calls and says, “I’m so-and-so, and I’m from The Wall Street Journal,” you hang up. Click. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Free-Photos / Pixabay There doesn’t seem to...

Why You Should Buy Trailer Park Stocks

10,000 baby boomers retire every day. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more But retirement won’t mean endless rounds of golf or trips to Tuscany for a lot of these folks, who are now 55–75 years old. In fact, retirement will lower the living standards of 40% of boomers, according to The Wall Street...

The Calm Before the Economic Storm?

The global economy is slowing. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Germany, for instance, may already be in recession. GDP there dropped 0.1% in this year’s second quarter, with little reason to expect better from Q3 which we will learn soon. Whatever you call it, Germany is certainly not in a...

Why Being A Millionaire Should Never Be Your Goal

Most personal finance gurus sell bad, all-or-nothing solutions that have little bearing to reality. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Image source: 401(K) 2012 - Flickr Eliminating coffee is not realistic. Canceling your credit cards is not realistic. These sorts of things help people form an unhealthy relationship with money. The core of my message: ...

Why Every Investor Should Invest in Water

This might surprise you, but water is a fantastic investment. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Take water utility stocks like American Water Works (AWK) and Consolidated Water Co. (CWCO), for example. In the past six months alone, their stocks have shot up 19% and 28%, respectively. Industrial water companies like Danaher Corp. (DHR) are...

The #1 Reason the World’s Most Powerful Stock Is Crashing

What’s the greatest company in history? Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more You could make a strong case for shopping disruptor Amazon (AMZN). Its stock has handed early investors 100,000% gains and counting. Some will point to phone disruptor Apple (AAPL). It invented the iPhone—the most successful product in history—and was the world’s...

How to Buy the Most Exciting IPOs

Do you want to invest in IPOs, but don’t know where to start? Then today’s essay is for you. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more mohamed_hassan / Pixabay I’m going to show you an easy, one-click way to get in on today’s most exciting IPOs without risking a penny in...

When the Market Gets Expensive, Invest in Yourself

The Federal Reserve has embarked on QE4—sort of. They are buying Treasury bills. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more 200degrees / Pixabay Here we go again. There is a genus of financial commentary that revolves solely around the Fed and its relentless pursuit of credit expansion, and how it will result...

Stocks Don’t Care About Impeachment

“Would Trump’s impeachment crash the market?” Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more A reader asked me after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. A lot of people have a vague sense that impeaching Trump is bad for stocks. Political chaos means stocks...

Social Security Is Screwing Millennials

Social Security is a textbook illustration of how government programs go off the rails. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more StockSnap / Pixabay It had a noble goal: to help elderly and disabled Americans, who can’t work, maintain a minimal, dignified living standard. Back then, most people either died before reaching that point...

The IPO Market Is Nowhere Near A Bubble

Who remembers Pets.com? Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more rihaij / Pixabay It launched one of the world’s first online pet stores. It never did sell many dog collars or cat treats. But its witty branding made it a cultural phenomenon in America. Maybe you remember its goofy mascot from the...

Economics Is Like Quantum Physics

I often say a writer is nothing without readers. I am blessed to have some of the world’s greatest. Your feedback never fails to inspire and enlighten me. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc My last week’s That Time Keynes Had a Point letter brought many more comments than usual. Apparently Keynes...

That Time Keynes Had A Point

John Maynard Keynes once said: Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of...

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