The New SECURE Act 2.0 and What it Means

President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, a $1.7 trillion omnibus federal spending bill for fiscal year 2023, on December 29, 2022.  Included in the…

SECURE 2.0 Ushers in a New Era for Retirement Savings

As evidenced by the recent passing of the SECURE 2.0 Act, we are entering a new era for the retirement and savings industries. We expect SECURE 2.0…

The Long and Short of Commodities

Posted January 30, 2023 by sean Today’s show is brought to you by Teucrium We had Sal Gilbertie, CEO of Teucrium on the show to get an…

Economists Have Failed Middle-Class Americans

(Bloomberg Opinion) —  When inflation finally comes under control, everyone will rightfully celebrate. But even as Washington and Wall Street collectively exhale, policymakers will need to take some time to…

Talk Your Book: The Long and Short of Commodities – The Irrelevant Investor

Posted January 30, 2023 by sean Today’s show is brought to you by Teucrium We had Sal Gilbertie, CEO of Teucrium on the show to get an…

Stock, Bond & Cash Returns Over the Past 95 Years

Each year Aswath Damodaran at NYU kindly updates the annual returns for stocks (S&P 500), bonds (10 year Treasuries) and cash (3-month T-bills) going back to 1928….

A Government Shutdown – The Irrelevant Investor

Posted January 29, 2023 by Michael Batnick Imagine the United States of America can’t pay its bills. That would be a pretty scary proposition. This sounds inconceivable,…

These Are the Goods – The Irrelevant Investor

Get a Full Investor Curriculum:Join The Book List Every month you’ll receive 3-4 book suggestions–chosen by hand from more than 1,000 books. You’ll also receive an extensive…

Mindy Diamond on Independence: An Update on the Continually Evolving Independent Space

The notion of independence has driven more intrigue and movement in the wealth management world than any other concept or model. Because, as you’ve heard us say…

We Asked ChatGPT to Make a Market-Beating ETF. Here’s What Happened

  (Bloomberg) — What happens when you ask the hottest AI tool in the world to design an ETF that can beat the US equity market? It…

Blackstone Gets Extra $500 Million From University of California

(Bloomberg)—The University of California is investing $500 million more into Blackstone Inc.’s massive real estate fund for wealthy investors, adding to a $4 billion commitment earlier this…

Recent IRS Digital Asset Guidance a Mixed Bag for Donors

The Internal Revenue Service recently released two sets of guidance on issues with ramifications for how donors make charitable gifts of digital assets. On Dec. 23, the…