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The year was 1978, and I had recently started working for a new brokerage firm. And not only was the firm new, but the entire concept would become a revolution. The firm was named for its founder: Charles Schwab & Company. You’re no doubt …

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Sept. 2, 2022

Another Lock-Down?

At 6 pm local-time Thursday night, the city of Chengdu, China, was locked down. Twenty-one million residents were required to stay at home. At the same time, one household member could venture out to obtain needed provisions, like food and medi…

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Mention the name, Facebook, and you’re liable to get any of several reactions. For many of my friends, and yes, I’m in that demographic, you’re likely to get raves about how they love Facebook. It is the place they go to post pictu…

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It's been a tough year for the Stock Market. Fund performances are down across the board. So far this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 10%. And we've only completed eight months. And the way that equities are currently behaving, it's a…

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The key to understanding where this country is financially is in four digits: 4, 16, 20. Once you firmly grasp their profound effect, all the rest of the debate over the economy will come into focus. Those four numbers, 4, 16, and 20, represent our …

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Aug. 29, 2022

When Raw Power Rules

It has been a long time coming. The recent raid on Former President Donald Trump's Florida home, Mar a Lago, was our final introduction to the new America. A place I call the "People's Republic of America." Step by step, this Administration in Washi…

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At 10 o'clock this morning, every terminal and smartphone on Wall Street will tune into the address by the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell. However, this is no ordinary address. Today, Wall Street is under significant stress, the nati…

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At the beginning of the Academy Awards, a person dressed in a business suit carefully hands the host a sealed envelope. This person is the Auditor. If you've ever noticed those are the award tallies. Hired by the Academy, it's the Auditors responsib…

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Aug. 24, 2022

The Game's Afoot, Watson

In just 76 days, we will march to the polls to elect a new Congress and one-third of the US Senate. It is a time-honored tradition that this country has been performing for 246 years.As we see more and more, it is also part of a carefully orchestrat…

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This Administration's hard line against oil and gas is about to come to a crescendo, just in time for the coldest part of the year, winter. This President has made it a centerpiece of his term in office to oppose anything remotely associated with ca…

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