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It’s hard to miss the financial press’ recent headlines about the inverted yield curve, which (we are told) inevitably signals our next recession. Given the financial media’s history of blowing things out of proportion, I went to the original source of this indicator to discover what his research is really telling us.

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Tooth Fairy Cuts

Delta Dental, for the last two decades, has gathered information about the generosity of the Tooth Fairy. The most recent figures show that she’s been stingier over the last two years. In fact, the price for teeth has dropped 18% over the last two years!

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I'm Going To Miss Saint Jack

This month, one of my heroes passed away at the age of 89. John Bogle was much more than the founder of Vanguard and the pioneer of index funds; he was one of the hardest working and most effective crusaders for investors.

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I’ve been fortunate to have built a good relationship with the media over the years. I receive anywhere from three to ten “media requests” each week from a wide variety of sources. When I do come across something of interest, I’ll email a few comments and offer my assistance; this frequently results in a short conversation with the reporter and a brief quote.

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Two Sides

Whenever the markets show weakness, “tactical traders” are featured on various financial programs often telling stories about the importance of avoiding big losses. The buy and hold investor tells the opposite story about the pain of missing out on gains. Neither story is fair.

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Speaking About Fixed Income

I have been invited to speak at the “It’s Your Money!” seminar series several times over the last 10 years. This month I was asked to teach their Fixed Income Investing course. Fixed income investing is admittedly not the most exciting topic, but it's one of the more important ones in the series.

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