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  2. U.S. stocks may frustrate investors looking to buy at lower prices this year. The S&P 500 Index’s performance on a total-return basis, including reinvested dividends, in post-World War II election years shows as much. Retreats of 10% or more, sing a commonly used threshold for corrections, occurred only half of the time during those years. They include 2008, when a financial crisis and a recession weighed on share prices, along with 2012 and 2016. The data on so-called drawdowns was cited in a report sent Thursday by Keith Lerner, SunTrust Private Wealth Management’s chief market strategist. ---------- Sincerely, David Wilson Stocks Editor, Bloomberg Radio Editor, Chart and Stock of the Day
  3. It's like when you hire a hit man to whack someone. You need a second one to kill the first one, so it cannot be traced back to you ... Then a third one to kill the second, one, etc. ... but ULTIMATELY, it's all free!
  4. Yang is taking the country by storm and the politicians are very worried about him...
  5. This is a very good thing ... or in hardware stores they would still be selling chariot wheels, and galley oars. The only constant in the Universe is constant change .... and in this case it is making EVERYTHING we buy actually findable, accessible, and cheaper.
  6. I have heavily invested in a lesser precious metal... lead. Oh wait ... I prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse..
  7. So I've been reading this book over the last couple of weeks. The arguments seem super solid and well thought out...... basically the bubbles are all collapsing in order and will end with the Government debt and currency bubbles popping. Basically.... don't be the last person out of the party..... Problem is ... when? I think we have all been nervous of the "national debt".... and it is 3 or 4 more trillion now than when this book was printed. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the book.... and what % of gold do you hold in your portfolio after reading this?
  8. Is it time to be holding something other than US dollars / equities?
  9. E-commerce platform Shopify recently launched an enhanced version of its messaging capabilities in the form of Shopify Chat. Live chat capabilities can be particularly useful for a business’ e-commerce, as customers who chat with a brand convert three times more often than those who don’t.12 Shopify Chat aims to be a difference-maker for the company’s core users, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), helping them stay personal and prompt with their customers. The announcement follows Shopify’s foray into the fulfillment business with the Shopify Fulfillment Network. The company wants to connect merchants with third-party logistics providers and help remove barriers to entry for new businesses. 12. Shopify, “Shopify Chat: Close More Sales Through Real-Time Conversations,” Aug 14, 2019.
  10. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) released a three-year plan to strengthen the country’s financial technology sector. The central bank dubbed fintech the “new engine” of development in the financial industry and identified six key steps for China to engage.10Included among them involves using fintech to improve the quality of the country’s financial services and to strengthen financial risk prevention and control capabilities.11 Fintech continues to disrupt traditional financial services with more accessible, efficient and affordable products. But fintech is more than a product. It’s an ecosystem of digital tools designed to meet a multitude of needs across markets and industries. China’s stated commitment to a fintech ecosystem figures to have far-reaching implications. 10. The PBOC, “The People’s Bank of China issued the “FinTech Development Plan (2019-2021),” Aug 22, 2019. 11. Ibid.
  11. cost of living in Nicaragua is cheaper than in Costa Rica, but currently I wouldn´t recommend someone to move in. Others may differ my opinion and say it is still safe
  12. Nicaragua has everything that Costa Rica has to offer — the same Pacific coastline, the same crashing surf, the same rain forest, the same bio-diversity — plus a whole lot more that no other country can compete with, including the colonial jewel of a city Granada. All of these delights are available for a song. Specifically, Nicaragua today offers three appealing and dramatically differing choices for the potential retiree: Granada, the Spanish-colonial city by the lake; San Juan del Sur and environs along this country’s southern Pacific coast, one of the best surfing destinations in the world; and the northern highlands, still off the beaten path but perhaps most interesting of all if you’d like to combine your lifestyle objectives with an investment upside. Just how affordable can this country be? A couple could live here on as little as $1,200 per month, and you could own your own brand-new condo in the center of Granada, built to North American standards, for as little as $99,000.
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  13. You already know you have another home outside the U.S.
  14. Costa Rica is not the place for bargain-basement living. It is the most expensive country in Central America. In many ways, it’s a victim of its own success, so to speak. It’s safe, stable, with a growing economy. But in Costa Rica, you will find a high standard of living that is still far below the cost of living in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. How much it will cost you, of course, depends on your lifestyle. But many expats report living comfortably on budgets of between $2,000 and $3,000 per month. Spend more, and you will have a lifestyle that would never be possible back in the United States. Rents range from $300 to $600 per month for a small home or condo to $1,200 to $2,000 per month for a large house with a large yard, depending on location. Rural areas are cheaper, and ocean and urban properties are more. You won’t need to give up anything if you retire to Costa Rica…except cold winters. Need modern appliances? A high-speed Internet connection? Cable and satellite TV? Costa Rica has all the services and infrastructure in place to meet all your needs. And because the cost of labor is low, you may be able to employ household help that will enable you to vastly improve your quality of life. It’s not surprising that expats, especially Americans and Canadians, are attracted to Costa Rica. With one of the highest standards of living in Latin America and a variety of different climates to suit all tastes, Costa Rica is the perfect retirement destination.
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