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Federal Reserve bank of DC
By Ben Lies

Market Myths Series: The Fed Can Stop Inflation

Over the last few months, we have seen a pretty drastic change in not just the policy stance of the Federal Reserve, but how the organization is viewed and being used as a prop by our elected officials. With midterm elections around the corner, the Republicans are trying to position the Federal Reserve as an […]

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A Recession is Imminent
By Ben Lies

Market Myths Series: A Recession is Imminent

If you watch the news, listen to the radio, or generally socialize with other people, you have probably heard the whispers (or screams) claiming that, if we are not in a recession already, then one is right around the corner. But is there any truth or legitimacy to these claims? The reality is that no […]

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is inflation bad for stocks?
By Ben Lies

Market Myths Series: Inflation is Bad for Stocks

Introduction to The Market Myths Series. Markets of all kinds are going through a severe correction that is incredibly scary for many investors, especially those who are in or nearing retirement. Believe me when I say that I empathize and understand how hard things are right now. I have spent hundreds of hours over my […]

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Modern Portfolio Theory
By Ben Lies

Why Modern Portfolio Theory Still Matters

Two different belief systems serve as the basis for investment decisions: the modern portfolio theory (MPT) and behavioral finance (BF). A basic summary of the two schools of thought: the MPT focuses on the optimal state of the market, while BF is more focused on the actual state of the market. While an understanding of […]

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Inflation
By Ben Lies

Inflation in 2021: What Investors Need to Know

Following a year of economic instability, it appears that many of us are turning our attention to something that’s been around for decades, but has recently piqued national interest – inflation. In fact, a recent study found that people are Googling the word “inflation” at a rapid rate, with a peak not seen since 2008.1 […]

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US Capitol Building
By Ben Lies

Does Impeachment Impact the Markets? Let History be Our Guide.

On Jan. 13, President Donald Trump was impeached for a second time by the House of Representatives – a first for our nation. President Trump was impeached for his part in inciting violence against the United States government.1 This move came days before President Trump was set to leave office, but it still begs the […]

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Politics
By Ben Lies

Elections and Markets: Half the Country Will be Disappointed……..Count on it!

We are living in one of the most divisive times I can ever remember when it comes to politics. It seems no matter what happens people are going to be angry and frustrated and there is really nothing that can be done about it. These are just the times we live in, fear and fervor […]

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coronavirus why your next moves are more important than the markets
By Ben Lies

Coronavirus: Why Your Next Moves Are More Important Than the Market’s

As of June 26, 2020, 9,473,214 cases of COVID-19 were reported, with the death toll reaching 484,249.1 With the number of infected patients rising every day, it’s nearly impossible to avoid feeling stressed or anxious about the world’s most recent pandemic. Aside from the concerns for our health, the financial toll of the Coronavirus pandemic […]

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CDC doing testing for Coronavirus
By Ben Lies

The Coronavirus: The Human Toll, Historical Perspective, and Market Impact

Markets continue to be extremely volatile due to fears of COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus, but is it really warranted? For many people, this virus has been very difficult and affected them in very adverse ways including loss of wages, illness, and even the death of loved ones, our thoughts and well wished go […]

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falling dollar
By Ben Lies

Negative Interest Rates: Is this Really Happening?

Central banks around the world have embarked on negative interest rates. Find out what they are and how they work in this analysis by Delphi Advisers.

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Federal Reserve bank of San Francisco
By Ben Lies

Garbage In, Garbage Out – Consequences of Wrongheaded FED Policy

The FED is constantly making decisions that effect all of us, but ar they really helping?

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