Tag: opinion

Opinion: A more accurate inflation indicator is painting a bleaker picture for rising prices

Each month, with great fanfare, investors await the release of the Consumer Price Index, the headline metric that politicians and pundits cite as they opine about inflation. May’s CPI report, released June 10, gave those pundits plenty to discuss. It showed prices on the rise, up 5% in a year, marking the sharpest increase since […]

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Opinion: Celebrities and social media influencers touting crypto and SPACs are not automatic ‘likes’

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) often warns investors against falling for the madness of crowds. Observing the behavior of gullible fans, the SEC has flagged celebrity endorsements, from cryptocurrencies to special purpose acquisition vehicles (SPACs). In one such alert earlier this year, the SEC cautioned: “Celebrity involvement in a SPAC does not mean that the investment […]

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My elderly mother-in-law has progressive dementia. My sister-in-law charged her $70K in rent. Is this ethical?

My mother-in-law has progressive dementia. When she began to fail at home, my wife and her brother proposed moving her into a one-room cottage on our property. This did not work out, so she moved into a room in my brother- and sister-in-law’s house.    We proposed charging her the $1,200 rent we normally charge for […]

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Opinion: It really is different this time — a new era for stocks is just getting started

What if the real lesson for investors who study financial-market history is that the future will be unlike the past? Financial markets periodically undergo profound sea changes that have little similarity to what came before. This means that history tells us little other than that the future is unknowable. Bryan Taylor, chief economist at Global […]

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Opinion: Don’t be a sitting duck when this stock market rally fades — here’s what to do now

The three-day selloff was a stark reminder that stocks are not bulletproof. One catalyst in this case was U.S. inflation spiking to a 13-year peak. Institutional investors do not take kindly to inflation and they sold.  Then stocks rebounded over the week’s final two trading sessions, recovering much of the earlier losses and bringing the […]

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