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Lance Roberts has sharpened that lens with 30 years in the investing world from private banking and investment management to private and venture capital. Lance Roberts’ perspective and common sense analysis is sought after by media outlets such as Fox 26 News in Houston, CNBC, CNN and Fox Business News along with numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters and the Washington Post. Roberts is the Editor of the X-Factor report and publishes the blog Daily X-change.

Lance Roberts Real Investment Advice

INTERVIEW: Raoul Pal – The Coming Debt-Driven Crisis & Why The Fed Can’t Stop It.

I recently had the privilege to visit with Raoul Pal, the founder of Real Vision, to discuss a variety of topics including: The risk of recession in the U.S. What Trump’s nomination of Judy Shelton to the Fed means. Can you have a gold standard AND zero interest rates. The future of the ECB and monetary policy in Europe The real value of gold. After we stopped rolling tape on the interview Raoul and I kept going and discussed Facebook‘s Libra, cypto currency, and how much you should own. The...

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Beware of the Walking Dead

In a previous article, The Fed’s Body Count, we stated: “Markets and economies, like nature itself, are beholden to a cycle, and part of the cycle involves a cleansing that allows for healthy growth in the future. Does it really make sense to prop up dead “trees” in the economy rather than allow them to fall and be used as a resource making way for new growth?” We come back to that thought in this article inspired by the notion that investors find themselves in a forest increasingly littered...

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The Economy Left Millions Of Americans Behind

Remember “No Child Left Behind,” George W. Bush’s education reform plan? Congress passed it in 2001. Whether that law actually helped is subject to debate, but Bush picked a good name for it. Humans are social creatures. Our instincts tell us to make sure no one in our tribe gets “left behind,” economically or otherwise. That instinct breaks down sometimes. Or we disagree about who belongs in our tribe. It’s a big problem in either case. Hence, when people say even the poorest Americans live...

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How “FaceApp” Can Help You Save More For Retirement

FaceApp is taking over social media. It also may help procrastinators focus on long-term goals, like retirement. The face recognition smartphone application is available for free download; a Pro version is available for a fee. The features available in the free version are enough to motivate you to immediately (possibly dramatically), increase your retirement account contribution percentages. So, what is FaceApp? FaceApp is artificial intelligence facial software which allows users to change...

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Technically Speaking: Fed “Hopes” Spark Return Of Bullish Complacency

In this past weekend’s newsletter, I laid out the bull and bear case for the S&P 500 rising to 3300. In summary, the basic driver of the “bull market thesis” essentially boils down to Central Bank policy, as noted by the WSJ yesterday: “U.S. indices hit record highs last week on rate cut expectations. We’ve shifted from fiscal stimulus to monetary stimulus as the driver of the rally.” In other words, it is all about “rate cuts.” This reliance on the Fed has led to a marked rise in...

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The One Lesson Investors Should Have Learned From Pension Funds

Just recently I ran a 3-part series on the variety of things individuals believe about saving and investment which is either erroneous or misunderstood. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) The feedback I get when challenging some of the more commonly held beliefs is always interesting. In almost every single case, the arguments against “mathematical realities” comes down to either: An inability, or unwillingness, to sacrifice today to save more for the future, or; A “hope” that markets will continue to...

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S&P 3300 – The Bull Vs. Bear Case 07-13-19

Review & Market Update The Case For 3300 Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha Market Review & Update We had suggested last week to our PRO SUBSCRIBERS (Get a 30-day FREE Trial)  Last week, we suggested the current setup, “suggests a bit more rally could occur next week.” That remains the case this week. We may be at the limits of that rally for now, but given that last week was an extremely light...

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The Problem With Keynesian Economics

In The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, John Maynard Keynes wrote: “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.” I think Lord Keynes himself would appreciate the irony that he has become the...

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Kahn: 6-Ways To Prepare For The Next Market Decline

This article was originally published at Kiplinger and submitted by Michael Kahn The U.S. economy is putting up some impressive numbers in GDP, jobs and wages, but many pundits fear that a slowdown is pending. Trade-war fears with China and the European Union remain front and center in the news. And the yield curve is threatening to invert, meaning short-term interest rates may be moving higher than long-term rates. That’s often a sign of pending recession on its own. By some measures, the...

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#WhatYouMissed On RIA: Week Of 07-12-19

We know you get busy and don’t check on our website as often as you might like. Plus, with so much content being pushed out every week from the RIA Team, we thought we would send you a weekly synopsis of everything that you might have missed. The Best Of “The Lance Roberts Show” Podcast Interview Of The Week Our Best Tweets Of The Week The Real Fed Mandate: Avoid recession at all cost. Clearly they are scared that a normal and healthy...

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