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Inside Real Estate Market: This Bubble’s Popped Baby

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Inside Real Estate Market: This Bubble’s Popped Baby

Your Survival Guy’s been watching lumber prices. I reported here and here that much of the increase was due to a bottleneck at sawmills. (There’s plenty of trees, just no excess capacity at the mills creating finished lumber.) Lumber futures reached a high of $1,711.20 per thousand board feet in May. On Tuesday, July futures […]

Inside Real Estate Market: This Bubble’s Popped Baby
E.J. Smith – Your Survival Guy

COVID Was a Retirement Stress Test: Did You Pass?

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COVID Was a Retirement Stress Test: Did You Pass?

You’re probably feeling pretty good about your retirement after getting tested by COVID-19. You’ve been saving until it hurts your whole life. That’s why my favorite investment is Y-O-U. Relying on yourself to work to make money, and then investing to save it, is the best way to ensure that an inflated stock market, or […]

COVID Was a Retirement Stress Test: Did You Pass?
E.J. Smith – Your Survival Guy

Americans Fleeing High Tax States for Growth Corridors

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Americans Fleeing High Tax States for Growth Corridors

You already know that America’s growth corridors are where the action is for businesses who want to keep their own money and thrive. The Census has confirmed as much, and the economic numbers do too. Now the IRS is coming in with another analysis to put the final nail in the coffin for high tax […]

Americans Fleeing High Tax States for Growth Corridors
E.J. Smith – Your Survival Guy

Profit and Power Drive Environmentalism on Wall St. and in Washington

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Profit and Power Drive Environmentalism on Wall St. and in Washington

It used to be rare that regulators in Washington D.C., and money men on Wall St. would find common cause, but that has changed in an era when the government is so big, its subsidies alone drive the profits of many businesses. Big Wall St. firms like BlackRock have found a way to turn Washington […]

Profit and Power Drive Environmentalism on Wall St. and in Washington
E.J. Smith – Your Survival Guy

EGO: BlackRock CEO Goes Woke with Investor Money

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EGO: BlackRock CEO Goes Woke with Investor Money

You have read about Larry Fink using your money for everything but profit. His use of ESG investing, i.e. using investor funds like a piggy bank to push his environmental and social agenda, hurts Fink’s trustworthiness. It’s not about investors, it’s about Fink’s ego. At Real Clear Markets, Peter Flaherty has written a brutal takedown […]

EGO: BlackRock CEO Goes Woke with Investor Money
E.J. Smith – Your Survival Guy

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