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10-OCTOBER 04-2023

Richer than you thinkGood morning.  Monday and Tuesday’s market selloff hit interest-rate sensitive stocks hard.  Utilities had their worst one-day performance since April 2020, with some names selling off by over 10 percent.  Other big hits occurred in real estate or other stable dividend names.
That could be a sign that the recent push higher in bond yields may have about run its course.  Investors are ditching stable income stocks for the yields offered on bonds right now, many of which are near 15-year highs.
Investors may want to look at buying some small positions in these names in the next few months, ahead of the next market cycle.  They may not be the fastest-growing companies, but buying them when their dividend yields soar to above-average levels could lead to market-beating returns.

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The Most Critical Distinction All Investors Need to Know (Price vs Value)
It’s easy to confuse the price of an asset with its value.  Unfortunately, this confusion can lead to dramatic financial loss, and… [Read Here]

Jamie Dimon Warns Of Almost Double Digit Interest Rates
Wall Street was spooked last week when the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates higher for longer than previously anticipated – but according to JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon, the world is still unprepared for the potential “stress” on the horizon… [Read Here]

October 04, 2022

midnight trainGood morning.
Monday’s rally got the final quarter of the year going on a strong note.  However, the current economic backdrop remains poor.  It’s also a busy week with a lot of data, including industrial production data and employment – either of which could cause the market to resume its pessimism.
Also this week, a number of Fed officials have speaking engagements.  They’ll likely remind markets that they’re committed to getting inflation down.  The only way to do that is to slow the economy, and by raising unemployment.
In short, markets are rallying off of oversold levels.  But there’s likely more downside ahead.  Stay cautious, and look for more trading opportunities both long and short in the coming weeks.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

Lower-Risk Investments for Riding Out Rough Markets
One thing is certain, U.S. markets are in chaos recently.  On top of that, inflation is still running hot and Americans are feeling pain at the… [Read Here]

The Fed Tries and Fails to Hide This Brutal Reality
When Powell’s Fed aligned on the idea that increasing interest rates will begin to ease inflation, Wall Street was their first target.  In fact, that economic slowdown the Fed wants is well underway… [Read Here]

October 04, 2021

Good morning.
Back in August, we made a few warnings that September is the worst-performing month of the year for the stock market.  2021 delivered on that historical fact, with a negative performance.  With a drop of about 5 percent off of all-time highs, September’s decline was enough to bring stocks to breakeven for the entire third quarter.
Now we’re in October.  The good news?  It’s not the worst-performing month of the year.  But it is the second worse, and it does tend to see some of the biggest one-day drops, like in 1929, 1987, and 2008 among others.  With a number of reasons to remain cautious, we’ll continue to advise caution, and to look for ways to hedge or profit from any further downside in the coming weeks.

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

Gold … $1,762.24 (+0.6%)
Silver … $22.65 (+0.6%)
Platinum … $981.76 (-1.1%)
Palladium … $1,952.56 (-2.5%)

Now here’s the rest of the news:

China Gold Buying Surges on Evergrande Crisis
Amid significant economic turmoil, Chinese consumers are preparing for the worst.  Everyone wants a safe haven: physical gold.  Here’s what that might mean for prices… [Read Here]

A Good Retirement Plan Should Have These 5 Steps
Saving for retirement can be complex.  After all, the stakes are incredibly high.  We rounded up the top advice from financial planning experts in just 5 simple steps… [Read Here]

The Debt Ceiling Drop-Dead Date Means Just That…
Yellen has begged Congress to raise the debt ceiling, and now the true and final deadline is fast approaching.  Here are the consequences of a worst-case scenario… [Read Here]

October 04, 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!!!  View of the center city and the Basilica, old St. John’s, Newfoundland.

St. John's, Newfoundland winter

A bit ‘of a taste’ of winter!!!

October 04, 2019

Nothing Stands in the Way … Not Even

Blow Off SteamGood morning.  De Beers, the family behind one of the world’s largest fortunes, helped coin the phrase “a diamond is forever.”  That may be true for the life of a purchaser, but a diamond is actually an unstable form of carbon that will eventually change — albeit in thousands of years.

Nevertheless, changing consumer demands are doing what geology will take eons to do.  Sales are down nearly 44 percent in the past year, as consumers are shifting to different gemstones, including lab-grown diamonds instead.  Investment lesson?  Nothing is forever.

What you deem a treasury, to be of great wealth later, may very well not!

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Who’s feeling stressed?  These days, pretty much everyone, all the time, which is not surprising considering that stress can come from many angles and forms: social, physical, financial, emotional, psycho-spiritual, environmental, mental, and cultural.

Stress isn’t bad; in fact, just like the Goldilocks Principle tells us, we need just the right amount to thrive.  Too little can be just as harmful and impairing as too much.  However, since most people have too much on their plates (even if it’s just a matter of perception), stress management tactics are priceless for protecting your limited, valuable resources…  😉

Come From Aways, Do You?

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