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This Multi-Trillion Dollar Freight Train is Due for Arrival

This year’s presidential election has been so drenched with public bickering and controversy, it’s left very little airtime for the multi-million freight train that’s on course to crash everybody’s party: U.S. public debt.

In July, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that federal debt held by the public skyrocketed to 75% of U.S.

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Posted in Asset Allocation, Financial Planning, Fox Feed, Investor Behavior & Psychology, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, tax efficiency, Taxes, U.S. Stock Market, U.S. Treasuries, Yahoo Feed
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A $1.58 Million Portfolio with No Captain

Has your financial advisor contacted you lately? Although global stock markets (NYSEARCA:VT) have recovered from their earlier in the year losses, it could’ve revealed flaws with your investment portfolio’s design. Often, flaws that are camouflaged by rising markets are exposed and exploited in rocky markets.

(Audio) Why Robo “Advisors”

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How to Cut Your Trading Cost in Half

Although our era of discount brokers and commission free platforms has greatly reduced the cost of online trading, the cost of buy and selling stocks along with ETFs can still add up. This is especially true when stock market volatility (ChicagoOptions:^VIX) is rising.

The chart below illustrates how historical bid-ask spreads (also known as “bid-offer spreads”) have widened by more than 40% (from just 0.8% to 1.4%) during periods of 20% or greater one-month realized volatility in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY).

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Why the Debt Ceiling Deadline Isn’t That Scary

On Oct. 15, the sitting U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent his warning letter to Congress to increase the U.S. debt ceiling “or else.” Should bond investors be scared?

Here’s an excerpt from Lew’s letter to Congress:

“Based on our best and most recent information,

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