Real Investment Daily

Sex, Money & Happiness

Written by Lance Roberts | Mar, 5, 2018

“Sex” and “Money” are probably two of the most powerful words in the English language. First, those two words got you to look at this article.  They also sell products, books, and services…

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The Day Liquidity Died

Written by Doug Kass | Mar, 5, 2018

* A little discussed issue is the loss of market liquidity since the end of January * This is one of the reasons I see more volatility and a widening…

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Weekend Reading: Complacency Rules The Day

Written by Jesse Colombo | Mar, 2, 2018

Chart of the Day Today’s chart of the day is the high-yield or “junk” bond spread, which shows the percentage difference between high-yield bond (corporate bonds that are beneath investment grade)…

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Technically Speaking: It Bears Repeating

Written by Lance Roberts | Mar, 2, 2018

My friend, Doug Kass, recently penned an interesting note in his daily diary entitled “It Bears Repeating.” To wit: “Several acquaintances I have that have consistently had bearish market outlooks acquiesced…

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Dancing In The Dark

Written by Doug Kass | Mar, 2, 2018

“Message keeps getting clearer Radio’s on and I’m moving ’round the place I check my look in the mirror I want to change my clothes, my hair, my face Man…

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Corporate QE : What It Is & Isn’t

Written by Peter Cook | Mar, 2, 2018

“Peter Cook is the author of the ‘Is That True?’ series of articles, which help explain the many statements and theories circulating in the mainstream financial media often presented as “truths.”…

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Quick Take: How Do You Compare?

Written by Richard Rosso | Mar, 1, 2018

WalletHub’s 2018’s Best & Worst Cities at Money Management is out! WalletHub, a comprehensive internet source of personal finance data, ranked 2,500 cities based on their financial acumen. Ten key…

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Junk Bond Spreads Reveal Complacency

Written by Jesse Colombo | Feb, 28, 2018

Lately, I’ve been particularly interested in economic or financial indicators that show investor complacency that is typical of dangerous financial bubbles. For example, I recently wrote about the St. Louis…

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The Dumbest Bet in Finance

Written by John Coumarianos | Feb, 27, 2018

In this past weekend’s Real Investment Advice Newsletter, I wrote about financial advisor Larry Swedroe’s excellent article on the “Four Horsemen of the Retirement Apocalypse:” low stock returns, low bond…

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The End Of Bear Markets

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 27, 2018

My…my…how quickly we forget. Yesterday, as the markets rocketed higher, my email lit up with questions surrounding the discussion from this last weekend’s newsletter. “I have questioned over the last…

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Common Trading Mistakes Investors Must Avoid

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 26, 2018

The recent stock market correction, and subsequent rally, revealed the many mistakes that investors consistently make when managing their money. Emotionally driven decisions almost always turn out badly and ultimately…

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Curb Your Expectations

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 22, 2018

“The great economist John Maynard Keynes once said: ‘Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.’” –…

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