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PRIVATE BLOG – Long Term v Short Term

September 8, 2023

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April 29, 2023

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“They” Explained

April 25, 2023

People often ask who I am referencing when I refer to “they.” THEY are the leaders of the pack; the neocons. They are the people who create endless wars and use the people as their toy soldiers for war games—we are the toys. None of these wars affected our way of life and we had […]

Flight from Public to Private

September 18, 2019

QUESTION: Hi. Martin. I have read your blog for many years and I’m blown away about how much I have learned Question can you help explain how the European stock markets Like the day have risen to over 12000. With European interest rates falling. SH ANSWER: Capital is beginning to move already. Europe is closing […]

Stocks Rise with Rising Interest Rates & Fall with Lower Rates

September 13, 2019

QUESTION: I mentioned that you said the stock market rallies with rising rates and declines with lower rates to an analyst. He said you were wrong and everyone knows that is not true and President Trump just came out calling on the Fed to lower rates to zero or negative. You have only shown 1929 […]

The World through Everyone’s Eyes

September 6, 2019

COMMENT: Sir, I appreciate that I may not always agree with what you write but I listen and examine and respect your viewpoint. You, in turn, have answered my many questions and discussed my comments with respect in return. This makes me worry that the ability to discuss problems in a straightforward and thoughtful way […]

Trade Negotiations

June 17, 2019

QUESTION: Mr Armstrong In your opinion of Trump’s trade war policy, you disagree with him because it makes China look weak. What is your solution when the real problem is China stealing intellectual property and they have been called out on it. A person or party always looks weak when they get caught doing something […]

ETF v Mutual Fund

May 9, 2019

QUESTION: Are ETFs really better than a mutual fund for tax purposes? HS ANSWER: The primary difference between mutual funds and ETFs (exchange-traded funds) is that while an open-end mutual fund is priced once based upon the market closing, ETFs as well as a closed-end mutual funds trade all day. This actually goes back to […]

Funds Management & Trading – Behind the Curtain

February 26, 2019

QUESTION: Hello I read all your blogs and prescribe to your market reports. I will now attend my first event in Rome. For me it all makes sense. My questions is, which you must have gotten before, why don’t you offer a fund that is based on Socrates, so that we all your followers could invest […]

To Live a Creative Life We Cannot Fear Being Wrong

October 4, 2018

QUESTION: Why do academics refuse to revise history when they are clearly wrong? This seems to be the same issue with their research on Global Warming. YK ANSWER: They seem to dig their heels in and just refuse to admit they are ever wrong. They did that with Homer claiming it was a book written […]

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