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Common Cents & The Death of Crypto?

About this time last year, cryptocurrencies were all the rage. Stories about teenaged crypto millionaires flooded cocktail party and tailgate conversations. You were decidedly behind the times, let alone extremely uncool, if you weren’t in on…

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Common Cents & Lower Inflation?

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the “Consumer Price Index – October 2022,” better known as the CPI. This is the most widely used definition of inflation in the United States. Given the…

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Common Cents & Surveys

Next week, Americans go to the polls. In my opinion, this has been the most contentious midterm election campaign in recent memory. By recent memory, I mean my adult life. Not surprisingly, both parties are attacking…

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Common Cents & Gray Hair

Although I have been gray for years, I have been telling people I had chestnut brown hair at the start of 2022. That is how bizarre this year has been in the both the markets and…

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Common Cents & The Silver Lining

There is simply no way to sugar coat the first 293 days of 2022 for investors. The S&P 500 is currently down just over 23% year-to-date. The major international stock index, the MSCI EAFE, is down…

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Common Cents & Asian or Italian?

Perhaps surprisingly, this week’s Common Cents isn’t about the awful behavior in the markets over the last couple of days. Frankly, it has been so bizarre as to make a simple explanation virtually impossible. Let’s just…