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World Debt Is Rising Nearly Three Times As Fast

Some nasty dark clouds are forming on the financial horizon as total world debt is increasing nearly three times as fast as total global wealth. But, that’s okay because no one cares about the debt, only the assets matter nowadays. You see, as long as debts are someone else’s problem, we can add as much debt as we like… or so the market believes. Now, you don’t have to take my word for it that the market only focuses on the assets, this comes straight from the top echelons of the financial world. According to Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report […]

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The Boomers Are Aging Fast… Time to Make Money Now

If you’ve followed my writing for any length of time, you know how much respect I have for Harry and his demographic work. Believe it or not, Harry, and his approach to forecasting, gave me the confidence to help launch Peak Income – an income newsletter – at a time when most investors were terrified of yield-focused investments. The consensus two years ago was that inflation and higher bond yields were just around the corner, which would’ve meant a rough ride for the kind of investments I recommend. In retrospect, that claim seems almost absurd. Inflation is still dead on […]

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The Affluent Market Is Finally Fading… and Fast

About 30 years ago, I was able to predict the U.S. would see a major generational spending peak in 2007, all from my demographic indicator, the Generational Spending Wave. On a 46-year lag from the time they were born, that’s when the peak number of baby boomers would peak in spending for the average household. After that, they would slow in spending, ultimately sending the economy over a “demographic cliff.” Remember, 70% of the economy relies on consumer spending! When it slows, everything falls with it. This first demographic cliff happened right on cue, and it helped carry the world […]

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