The US – China Cold War

In May 2020, the White House published a report, United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China, detailing a whole-of-government strategy with respect to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This 16 page report outlines when and how…

The Wealth Of Nations – Book Of The Month

The Wealth of Nations, written by Adam Smith, is truly a masterpiece. Billionaires such as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have admired and praised Adam Smith's writing. Here's a video form Berkshire Hathaway's 2015 shareholder meeting, where Warren Buffett and…

The Federal Reserve Kicks The Can Down The Road

The US Stock market has been all over the place. Mr. Market becomes euphoric when any bad news is released, which isn't "that bad". Needless to say, the euphoria continues when there is any good news. With Federal Reserve's "whatever…

Is Coronavirus The Black Swan For The Stock Market?

Economy is like a machine, which has multiple interlocked gears that need to function in harmony. As Ray Dalio explains in How the Economic Machine Works, anytime there is a problem in one gear, the other gears will be affected…

Are Commodities In Your Portfolio?

What are commodities? Commodities are basic goods, which are often used as inputs in the production of other goods and services. Overall, there are 4 kinds of commodities: Metals, Livestock & Meat, Energy, and Agriculture. Gold, silver, copper, hogs, live…

Trade War, Federal Reserve, China, Interest Rates, Currencies, And More

There has been a lot of action in the stock and the bond market recently. In this week's blog post, I will talk about my take on the current events. Let me briefly go over these current events: United States…

Bond Yield Curve Has Inverted. Is recession around the corner?

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 460 points and S&P 500 was down 54 points when the market closed on Friday, March 22nd, 2019. This sell off was due to the presence of inverted bond yield curve. Last time…

Keeping at It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government – Book of the Month

I recently listened to "Keeping at It", which is an autobiography of Paul Volcker. Paul Volcker has served under multiple US Presidents, however his most important role was as the Federal Reserve Chairman under President Jimmy Carter and President Ronald…

How the US Economy affects the World Economy?

Have you ever wondered how much influence can one country actually have on the world? Let's see how much influence the United States has on the workings of foreign countries. This influence gets stronger by the day due to globalization.…

What moves the United States Dollar?

You might have heard the phrase "strong dollar" and "weak dollar" thrown around by media outlets. What does that actually mean? We discussed in a previous blog post the implication of "strong dollar" and "weak dollar" on economies; if you…