Knowledge is Power: Gold, Utility Sector, Dividend Growth Strategies Edition

Germany’s DAX Index has had a strong start this with a return of 3.1% compared to the poor performance last year. All of the major developed markets in Europe are in the positive so far this year. The Brexit drama continues and may dampen the markets’ upward movement should there be a no-deal hard Brexit.The …

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The Top 20 Regional Banks in the US 2019

The Top 20 Regional Banks in the US were published last month by the Bank Director magazine. These banks were ranked for each of the four regional categories: Northeast, Midwest, South and West using data from 2018. The winners were selected based ten factors such as Branch Network Strategy, Retail Strategy, Small Business Strategy, Core …

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Knowledge is Power: Small Habits, Emerging Market Drivers, German Energy Transition Edition

The S&P is down by 2.75% YTD. US bank stocks declined even more and are getting close to bear market territory. The crash in tech stocks especially the FAANGs is not surprising. Developed European markets are in the negative YTD as well with Germany’s DAX off by 16%. Among the Latin American markets, Mexico is …

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Knowledge is Power: FIRE, US Stock Valuations, Retirement Edition

Before the Global Financial Crisis(GFC) of 2008-09, FIRE used to mean Financial Services, Insurance and Real Estate(FIRE) to define the US economy. FIRE sectors used to the hottest to be in. Then the FIRE burned out economy. Nowdays millennials have redefined FIRE to be Financial Independence Retire Early where people extreme measures to retire as …

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