Year: 2010

Putting Muni Bonds In An IRA…And Why Bond Funds Suck

Sometimes, putting municipal bonds in an IRA makes complete sense. Plus, I’ll cover why bond funds suck. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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STIM 2: The Tax Deal

As I write, it appears that the negotiated tax deal will go through.  Among its components are an extension of the tax brackets and rates that were set to expire (for all income levels), a generous estate tax treatment, yet another extension of unemployment benefits, and a one-year reduction in Social Security taxes on workers. 

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Why Martin Zweig still matters

Martin Zweig – the man, the legend, and why he still matters To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Why the Euro Crisis “ain’t all that”

I explain why worrying about the Euro Crisis is a fool’s errand. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Markets Are Hot….But Don’t Be a Bubblehead!

Markets are hot….but that doesn’t mean you have to be a Bubblehead. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Wringing of Hands: QE2, Gold, and the Dollar

QE2. What to make of it? On a stand alone basis, I don’t make that much of it. More of the same ineffective policy. Must it lead to a debasement of the dollar and hyperinflation? Nah. That’s just the current undies-in-a-bunch worry that has everyone’s attention. I agree with Alan Blinder’s recent OpEd in the

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Tips For Job Seekers and a Look At Rising Yields

We recently did some successful hiring, but the process gave me some tips for job seekers that I would like to share. Plus, I’ll take a look at rising yields To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.  

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Thoughts on the Election and Unemployment

– How to stay current on the upcoming elections – Thoughts on unemployment To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Turning Japanese?

Lately, there have been a lot of comparisons made between Japan’s economy of the last twenty years, and what we might be facing here in the United States. If you ask the question, “Name a major economy in the past century that’s seen both a stock market bubble and a real estate one, whose banks

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 2.0 in the Markets

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