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The Head-Scratching Trump Tariffs

March 7, 2018

I guess it shouldn’t have come as a big surprise. After all, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised to protect American jobs and right the perceived wrongs of “very, very bad trade deals.” Still, the surprise announcement by President Trump last week of some rather substantial tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports into the United […]

Fed Chair Serves Up a Surprise

February 28, 2018

——————————————————— Jim Woods’ Weekly ETF Report for February 28, 2018 —————————————————- By: Jim Woods   Editor-in-Chief, Successful ETF Investing, Intelligence Report The Fed Chair Serves Up a Surprise ETF Talk: Easy Exposure to the Commodities Market Get Ready to Achieve Economic Freedom On Pleasing Profoundly *********************************************************** The Fed Chair Serves Up a Surprise What’s driving […]

Get Ready to Achieve Economic Freedom

February 21, 2018

“Economic freedom is available to every American.” This is the positive message direct from the mind of my friend, colleague and former editor of the Weekly ETF Report, Doug Fabian. Now, long-time readers of this publication might remember that it was just about a year ago that Doug handed the reins over to me, along […]

What Valentine’s Day Teaches Us about Investing  

February 14, 2018

——————————————————— Jim Woods’ Weekly ETF Report for February 14, 2018 —————————————————- By: Jim Woods   Editor-in-Chief, Successful ETF Investing, Intelligence Report What Valentine’s Day Teaches Us About Investing   ETF Talk: Is it Time to Short Long-Term Bonds with This Fund? Learning to Match the Beat of the ‘New World Man’ Market Ben’s Beautiful Wisdom […]

Learning to Match the Beat of the ‘New World Man’ Market

February 7, 2018

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 1,175 points, its biggest one-day point decline in history. And though the session saw “only” a 4.60% drop, putting it far down the list of biggest one-day percentage declines, the rapid descent was enough to fill even the most intrepid investor with a sense of dread. […]

The ‘S.W.A.T. Guy’ Gauge Is Screaming Volatility

January 31, 2018

I have a clear indicator that tells me when markets are feeling uneasy. I call it the “S.W.A.T. Guy” gauge, and here’s how it works.

I live on a small horse ranch in Southern California, and I have the good fortune of having some great neighbors. My closest neighbor is a retired deputy sheriff, and former S.W.A.T. team leader. […]

The Feds Want Your Bitcoin Profits

January 24, 2018

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies have become all the rage over the past year. Some people think Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are going to liberate the planet from the clutches of fiat currencies and big-government-controlled central bank manipulation. Others think they represent the biggest bubble and the biggest boondoggle in recent market history. I suspect […]

A Full-Throttle Fortnight in Focus

January 17, 2018

We are just over a fortnight into 2018, and already the major averages are in a full-throttle bull run. In fact, as of midday Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) was up 250 points, or about 1%, and well above the psychologically significant 26,000 milestone. The one-year chart below of the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

The Animating Force for More of What’s Good

January 10, 2018

A new year often brings about the rise of hope. The hope of more freedom, more prosperity, more stock market gains… and a better world for humanity. Of course, very often we don’t get all of what we hope for. Yet it’s our eternal optimism and desire to strive for more of what’s good and […]

Smoking an Unstoppable Freedom Wave in 2018

January 3, 2018

It is a new year, and that means a new crop of federal, state and local laws go into effect. Some of those laws are the restrictive sort that prohibit specific behaviors or that levy fines for a given offense. Others are laws of permission, i.e., the removal of previous restrictions on human actions now […]

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