The US government is now considering de-listing China based firms for lack of regulatory oversight. These firms range in size from Alibaba to Luckin Coffee. Clearly President Trump and China's Xi are locked in what amounts to a high stakes card game. And no one is acknowledging that Trump has a "Trump card" yet to … Continue reading Are 401K’s Being Looted by a Brilliant China-Based Pyramid Scheme?
In 2004 the State of Oregon decided to isolate the "employee contribution" part of PERS and put these amounts into what are called IAP (Individual Account Program) accounts. These 200,000 IAP accounts are essentially a defined contribution program, not unlike a 401K, for which members earn returns based upon market results with no guaranteed rate of … Continue reading Oregon PERS Set to Award $8 billion Contract, Largest Contract in State’s History With no Media Coverage
Index based investment using a company's total stock market value is a great concept and indexes such as the S&P 500 generally provide solid low cost diversification. Unfortunately, Wall Street has now applied this concept to "sectors" of the stock market without adjusting for the size of individual companies. This is not only exposing investors … Continue reading MSCI Health Care Index: A Good Measure or a Pyramid Scheme Enabler? Case Study: Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer