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If Only

If Only I Had Bought and Held…. If only. If I’ve heard those two words once, I’ve heard them a thousand times. If only I had bought position X instead of Y, I would have … read more If Only

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The Fox and The Henhouse

Why Are Prices Rising? “What we are seeing is the old ploy by the robber who starts shouting ‘Stop, thief!’ And runs down the street pointing ahead at others.” The late economist, Murray Rothbard “Inflation … read more The Fox and The Henhouse

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Boom!

As we plow through earnings season, results are beating expectations by a country mile. Not only are companies reporting huge numbers, but estimates for the third and fourth quarter are rapidly rising. So far, earnings … read more Boom!

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Bonds vs Interest

Bonds Are An IOU Do you hear the word bonds on the news and have no idea what they are talking about? Let’s unwrap them and give ourselves a good basic understanding. A bond is … read more Bonds vs Interest

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Steeped in Interest

The Fed Accelerates Like all living things, the economy moves to a cycle. Your heart beats to a cycle, weather has a cycle, even the tone of the sound of the keyboard clacking has a … read more Steeped in Interest

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The Rise of the Index Fund

Not for Nothing The US stock market has been in a relentless bull market. We’ve covered in depth one of the reasons—the monetary tsunami that is the Federal Reserve. But it is fair to say … read more The Rise of the Index Fund

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The Money Trail

Follow the Money “Follow the Money” is a catchphrase made popular in the 1976 docudrama All the President’s Men. By following the paper trail, political corruption is uncovered. Here at Wanderer, our beat is investing … read more The Money Trail

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Wanderer Core Values

As Wanderer Financial traders intent on funding a live-in-the-moment, nomadic lifestyle, we are guided by these principles: Preservation of capital first, then profits. Find a trading system that works for you, then stick to it. … read more Wanderer Core Values

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History in the Making—Negative Oil Futures

The Oil Collapse The markets have been writing history books the last two months. Ten, twenty, thirty years from now, when I pick up a trading book, or a book on the history of the … read more History in the Making—Negative Oil Futures

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Different Ways to Own Gold

Gold has been a store of value for thousands of years. Despite its long standing history, the idea of gold as an investment has its detractors. Warren Buffett argued that gold is inferior to stocks … read more Different Ways to Own Gold