How To Protect Yourself From Another Real Estate Bubble

Yes, as crazy as it sounds, I used the phrase “real estate bubble” to describe a market that only a few years ago experienced a most devastating deflationary crash.  Could it happen again?  Absolutely.  With large investors laden with cash (that has been easily accessible due to very low government-regulated interest rates), lots of pent-up…

How Many Barrels of Oil To Buy An Ounce of Gold?

After an earlier post discussing the relationship between the S&P-500 and the price of gold, I received a number of questions on how “black gold” (i.e., oil) might play into the analysis. The chart below shows a comparison of these two popular commodity indicators.  The chart shows a very long-term view (going back to 1945)…