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2020 Economic Forecast - US Economy - Part 2

Note: We have a more recent economic forecast for 2021 that can be found here. Last week we shared Part 1 of our analysis of the current state of the U.S. Economy. We covered our approach to understanding economic “tides”, U.S. Employment and Household Income, and Consumer & Business Sentiment. If you missed last week’s analysis, you...

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2020 Economic Forecast - US Economy - Part 1

Recently, we have been frequently asked by investors about our perspective on the economy as we head into 2020. Are we heading into a recession? When will this happen? Will it be as bad as 2008? Obviously, this is something on the forefront of investor’s minds. But, it’s also hard to give a succinct answer....

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Some of Our Favorite Investing Podcasts

Here's a roundup of some high-quality podcasts on real estate, investing, and generating cash flow: 1. Old Dawg's REI Network by Bill Manassero - This network is a community of people who are in or near retirement who are interested in generating increased cash flow throughout their retirement years. And here's an episode when our...

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6 Benefits of Alternative Investments

What is an ‘Alternative Investment’? The term ‘alternative investment,’ might bring to mind an investment that only large institutional investors have access to, or at least an investment that is generally too complicated for the average investor to understand. This is a common misconception, and until recently, may have been somewhat true. But, with recent...

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Cash Flow is King in Investments

You may have heard the phrase "cash is king." From my days as a business banker, this was drilled into my head as one of the keys for evaluating deals. The idea is twofold. One, businesses or investors should have substantial cash reserves. And two, when evaluating financial statements, what may be reported as income...

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