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09-SEPTEMBER 27-2023

That's a lotGood morning.  Investment trends come and go.  Usually after an initial euphoric rally, things settle down while the trend really plays out.  This is where long-term investors can make big returns over time, while short-term investors are looking elsewhere.
Right now, short-term investors are looking at AI.  They aren’t looking at the rollout of electric vehicles.  Yet Toyota Motors (TM) expects to triple its EV production from 200,000 to 600,000 by 2025 – a scant 15 months away.
That could make lithium a big winner.  The commodity has been trending down in recent months, but commodities have started to trend higher overall since 2020.  If there’s a commodity cycle underway, it could lead to big returns in an 8-10 year timeframe.  Traders can find plenty of ups and downs along the way to trade, while investors can follow the overall trend for big returns too.

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Four Threats To The Distribution Phase Of Retirement
When discussing the difference between the accumulation and distribution phases of retirement, the classic metaphor used by financial professionals is an ascent up a mountain, with the climb being arduous and the descent being an easy… [Read Here]

8 Signs You’re Jumped From Middle Class To Wealthy
The middle class has been steadily shrinking since 1971.  According to the Pew Research Center, however, roughly 50% of Americans still fell into this category in 2021.  While defining each class is tricky, there are several clear indicators separating the… [Read Here]

September 27, 2022

can't hear him!Good morning.
The stock market is having one of its worst years in a long time.  But the bond market has fared even worse, as interest rates have rapidly shot up from a starting point of zero percent. Investors are now looking at chaos in the currency markets.
That’s because fearful traders are seeking refuge in the widely-held US dollar.  While the dollar has been heavily printed in recent years, it’s held up better than most other currencies and looks to continue to do so.  That’s why the dollar is looking incredibly strong — and other currencies, like the British pound—look weak.
The problem?  Many US companies operate internationally.  And a strong dollar will mean weaker earnings for multinational companies based in the US.  That could lead to another round of poor earnings, which will also impact the market and keep it lower.

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The Biggest Mistake of the Inflation Reduction Act
For older Americans who are saving for retirement or have already retired, President Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” will have several potential impacts.  Let’s take a quick look… [Read Here]

Ron Paul: America’s First Hyperinflation
Today, we’re seeing 40-year record inflation thanks to a combination of irresponsible monetary and fiscal policies.  I’ve spoken to a lot of Americans who are seriously worried we’ll see… [Read Here]

September 27, 2021

Computer Dating 2021Good morning.
In math, the concept of delta refers to the rate of change.  For an economy based on expansion through debt creation, one key measure is how much growth is created through the addition of a new dollar of debt.  This is known as the fiscal multiplier.
While there are a lot of assumptions that go into it, the general consensus by economists is that the more debt in an economy, the less value for economic growth occurs.  In the 1950s, for instance, government investing in the national highway system led to more than $2 of economic growth for every $1 invested.  Today, the returns on a new dollar of government spending are closer to $0.50.  Logically, it doesn’t make sense to continue.  Politically, it does.
It’s this slowdown in growth despite spending – a new “delta variant” if you will – that could point to why many countries heavily in debt get into trouble.  It could only take one small event, like the collapse of a key investment bank or real estate developer, to ripple through the entire economy and create a debt collapse.  That may not happen in the US anytime soon, but these fears will likely remain while the Evergrande implosion continues to make headlines.  Stay cautious.

Precious Metals Prices
Price at week’s end (change over last week):

Gold … $1,751.56 (-0.2%)
Silver … $22.51 (+0.1%)
Platinum … $992.54 (+4.5%)
Palladium … $2,003.42 (-2.1%)

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Cramer: Gold and Crypto’s Roles in Your Savings
Investing guru and CNBC host Jim Cramer likes and owns gold as well as bitcoin and ether.  However, they have very different purposes in your savings, and only one of them is essential… [Read Here]

Congress Has Big Plans for Your Retirement Savings
We finally have a draft of Biden’s plan to fund his “Green New Deal,” and it isn’t pretty.  Uncle Sam may turn into a “retirement robber baron” if Congressional Democrats get their way.  Here’s what they’re planning… [Read Here]

Evergrande Contagion Threatens to Collapse the Everything Bubble
The China real estate bubble just popped, and now we’re staring down the barrel of a financial shotgun.  Here’s why Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is whistling past the graveyard… [Read Here]

September 27, 2020

Here’s to a better YOU … and now … Today’s DarrenDaily Recap Sunday.  A collection of the weeks videos from Darren Hardy.  Enjoy!

Describing its beauty!!!  Think it’s Saint Pierre, France.


… I forgot the cheese with those bagels.

September 27, 2019

the perfect teamGood morning.
While Americans aren’t shy about taking on debt, there’s one area where they have a larger accumulated balance than on their credit cards: Student loans.  With over $1.5 trillion on the books, it’s more than doubled in the past 10 years.
With many Democratic presidential candidates looking to either lower rates our or outright forgive balances of student loans in whole or in part, it’s important to remember that the government’s decision to start guaranteeing student loans in the 1960’s led to their meteoric rise, and gradually eliminating those guarantees would likely lead to a drop in total student loans with neither a handout or a bailout.

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2 Simple Ways Of Building Faith In Yourself

Building Faith

Faith is one of the essential ingredients to success.  If you don’t believe in yourself, you won’t try your best.   When you don’t try your best, you simply won’t succeed.  When you don’t have faith in yourself, you will unconsciously self sabotage your efforts.  You will get frustrated and you will quit.

But how can you build faith in yourself when you feel like a failure?

Am I Good Enough!Review Past Success

We often forget how awesome we really are.  We forget some of the amazing things that we have accomplished in the past.  For me, its bouncing back after I lost everything.  For others, it might be recovering from an abusive childhood or an abusive relationship.  If you look hard enough, you will find that you have accomplished something of meaningful significance.  If you can’t find it, you haven’t looked hard enough.  It’s there.

But even if you have difficuity finding some meaningful achievements in your life, you can always took at the thousands of “against all odds” victories that many have lived before.  You will find them in multiple places: the bookstore, the library, online, movies that are based on a true story etc.

When you look at these stories, you will find that there are many who have started with less than you, yet they still achieved success anyway.  They may have started with less money, less time, less contacts and/or less education.  They had the odds stacked against them yet they still made it.  If they can do it, why can’t you?

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Sometimes building belief is just about starting even when you don’t think you are ready.  When you get started, you realize that it my be hard hard but not so hard that you can’t do it.  If you decide to set a mini goal for yourself, you’ll build confidence when you achieve it.  If your goal is to lose weight, maybe your first goal is to lose that first pound.  If your goal is to write a book, your first goal might be to write everyday for a week.  What’s important is that you set your goal and then achieve it (no matter how small).  That way you can build momentum, confidence and most importantly faith in yourself.

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