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Money growing from coin jars
April 29, 2022 by Matt McCracken
As interest rates are going up, the question many investors are asking is, "How much will my bond holdings, or my bond-oriented mutual fund, depreciate?" As a general rule, for every 1% increase in interest rates, a bond will depreciate its duration...Read more
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April 26, 2022 by Matt McCracken
I haven't gone to Morningstar (MS) in quite some time as I rarely use mutual funds or ETFs, but the other day, I wanted to look up a fund and for whatever reason, I punched in SPY. SPY is the largest ETF tracking the S&P 500 Index. And to my...Read more
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April 14, 2022 by Matt McCracken
Goldman Sachs (GS) beat earnings expectations this morning by a wide margin. The credit is being given to their trading desks as their Investment Banking revenue dropped over 30%. An article appearing on CNBC.com states: Goldman Sachs had been one...Read more
Russian Flag
March 31, 2022 by Matt McCracken
According to the Russian propagandist site, RT.com, Russia is set to require payments for oil in Rubles from any country that participated in sanctions against them. Further, it is reported that Russia and India have agreed to conduct transactions...Read more
January 24, 2022 by Matt McCracken
Today, Bitcoin traded below its Mendoza line, hitting a 50% decline from its all-time high. Assuming a fixed number of units, which isn't the actual case, more money has been lost by owners of bitcoin than has been made. Given the number of units...Read more
March 26, 2021 by Matt McCracken
The above picture is one I took personally from our local gas station right in Horseshoe Bay. Since I took this picture a couple of weeks ago, the price of a gallon of gas has already risen 20c. I have no idea why the picture appears sideways but I...Read more
March 26, 2021 by Matt McCracken
I just read the best article I have read thus far on the issue of Bitcoin. Thus far, my take on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in general, is that I assume my children will one day buy a car or a house with a cryptocurrency, but I am doubtful that it...Read more
Nuclear Reactors
February 25, 2021 by Matt McCracken
For disclosure purposes, we are long Uranium Participation Company (U.to), Cameco (CCJ), BWX Technologies (BWXT) and Denison Mining (DNN) as of the date of this post. CNBC posted excerpts of an interview today with Bill Gates talking about how he is...Read more
February 23, 2021 by Matt McCracken
There is considerable chatter about inflation coming home to roost over the next several months to years. And we have addressed the inevitabilty of price inflation for some time on this site. When the media talks inflation, what they are talking...Read more
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August 19, 2020 by Matt McCracken
In the most recent issue of our local newspaper, The Horseshoe Bay Beacon, an article was printed from Edward Jones titled, " How Can You Help Lower Your Longevity Risk? ". I thought I may weigh in on the topic since "making your nest egg last a...Read more