The seemingly inevitable slide to a two-class society

The income inequality gap is growing especially among western nations. There are titanic societal forces at work that are creating a future that has problems that appear to be currently unsolvable. It is a dilemma that permeates all segments of society and goes to the root of how it is economically structured. The changes seem intractable and the future largely uncertain. The above videos detail this problem very well, however both present neither cause or solutions.   "Companies that sell [...]

2014-09-22T14:03:12+00:00 September 22nd, 2013|Politics & Economics|

Specific Investing Strategies – 2013 onwards

The global economy since 2008 has begun the process of de-leveraging based on the end of a major debt super-cycle . Central banks have been printing money on a historic scale and interest rates are likely to stay near zero for  the next 10 years as well. Return of capital will be challenging let alone return on capital. First of all some context for what the investing environment will be like for the next 10+ years of a [...]

2013-07-31T15:47:34+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Politics & Economics|

Preparing for Endgame – The World is turning Japanese

"We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system." ~ George Soros

2018-01-05T16:44:37+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Politics & Economics|

Investing in Farm Funds – Canada

With the global economy teetering on the edge of collapse making for an incredibly risky investing environment there are few good places left to put your money. The standard "safe havens" are gold, cash and bonds. The problem with these are gold's volatility, cash devaluation via inflation and sovereign bonds run the possible future risk of going belly up. (think Greece & Spain) However there are other places that may or may not be considered "safe havens". Precious metals, commodities, real [...]

2012-12-31T14:22:37+00:00 December 4th, 2012|Politics & Economics|

The Trouble with Money

A Broken Narrative by Chris Martenson (repost) "Recently I was asked by a high school teacher if I had any ideas about why students today seem so apathetic when it comes to engaging with the world around them. I waggishly responded, "Probably because they're smart." In my opinion, we're asking our young adults to step into a story that doesn't make any sense. Sure, we can grow the earth's population to 9 billion (and probably will), and [...]

2012-12-13T00:48:51+00:00 May 1st, 2012|Politics & Economics|

Personal Debt on a Canadian level & Mass Denial

As an average number, most Canadians have a personal debt of about $26,000. This does NOT include mortgages. With mortgage debt that number climbs to a staggering $114,000 per borrower. In more absolute breakdown terms, fully 70% of Canadians are in the red with debt and have ZERO net savings. The following graph shows that only 30% of Canadians have no debt, however that is probably the most optimistic number out there. The actual number of Canadians who are debt-free is likely much, much lower. Unknown Date I'm guessing these [...]

2013-04-19T14:54:37+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|Politics & Economics|

Portfolio & Investment/Stock Management Software Analysis

I am looking for the best software in order to manage a portfolio. Stocks, Bonds, Cash, Real Estate, Investments, general Assets and more. I am also looking for a second more robust piece of software that just focuses on stocks. Although most of the portfolio based software programs appear to do some rudimentary based stock analysis. Holistic Portfolio based: Web-based: Best Article yet by 2FatDads comparing on-line portfolio managers. They concluded these 4 as the best: Google Finance Financial [...]

2012-11-23T16:59:26+00:00 March 28th, 2012|Personal, Politics & Economics|