(Gubmints Note: This is part of a multi-part post, which will also extoll the virtues of Structued CDs and Structured Notes, and provide strategies on how to use them. At the time of this writing I hold an S&P Index-linked Structured CD in a Retirement Account).
I discovered the observations of Daniel R. Moore when I stumbled across his blog while I was researching royalty trusts. His website had the most cogent analysis of royalty trust valuation I could find anywhere, so I added his page to my RSS feed.
Daniel is who I like to call The Most Interesting Man in the Financial World. Not because he earned his MBA from from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, but because of his experience.
I recently received suspicious daily emails from Lending Club indicating I had just placed orders for notes, or that notes have been successfully purchased in my Lending Club account. The emails were frequent enough that I feared my Lending Club account had been hijacked.
I had not logged in to Lending Club for a few days, so I logged in and looked at my account. Continue reading
If you’re an investor (and anyone with a 401k plan is), you’ve heard of the “Lost Decade”- The first ten years of this century where investing in the DJIA or S&P 500 produced little or no returns. Recent media reports value the Government Shutdown’s lost productivity at upwards of $24 Billion, but I think it’s going to be more- Here’s why you’re about to see the “Lost Quarter” (remember, you read it here first on GubMints.com). Continue reading