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Webinar - Navigating the College Planning Process

September 21, 2022

Since 1980, the cost of college tuition and fees has risen by nearly 1,200%.1 At the same time, the...

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Where The World's Next 1,000 Babies Will Come From, By Country

September 14, 2022

The world's population growth rate has been steadily declining since the 1960s. According to...

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Hearing Aids At Your Local Drugstore? It Could Happen Soon.

September 12, 2022

According to the FDA, as many as 30 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, but only about 20%...

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Comparing The Dot Com Bubble To Today

September 9, 2022

What do you remember about the dot com bubble? With it now over 20 years behind us, it can be hard...

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Breaking Down The Key Contributors to the U.S. Debt Crisis

September 8, 2022

The United States' national debt has long been a source of major concern, though for decades those...

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Market Update - August 2022

September 7, 2022

In this edition of the Barry Broadcast, Tyler Craig discusses the market dynamics that we have been...

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A Closer Look at Gold Valuations

August 12, 2022

It's understandable that higher gold prices are good for companies that mine gold. But today, gold...

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El Salvador's Bitcoin Bet

August 12, 2022

In 2022, El Salvador made headlines by becoming the first nation to accept Bitcoin as legal tender....

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The Bernie Madoff of Sneakers

August 12, 2022

The pandemic brought about a range of market bubbles. One that we've covered here recently was the...

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A Car Without A Steering Wheel?

August 1, 2022

What's a car without a steering wheel? For Chinese search engine Baidu Inc, the steering wheel is a...

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Value, Growth, and Inflation

July 19, 2022

If you've been following the financial media (or reading our newsletter) this year, you have likely...

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Giselle and Crypto

July 19, 2022

International supermodel, Giselle Bundchen, recently made headlines for her paid endorsement of a...

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The New York Times Visits New Bedford

July 14, 2022

Our very own New Bedford was recently featured in The New York Times. The article discussed...

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Demand For Second Homes Falls

July 1, 2022

During the pandemic, demand for primary and second homes surged, both fueled by historically low...

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FOMO and Demand

July 1, 2022

FOMO, or "Fear Of Missing Out," has been a big component of the economy during the last several...

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When to Identify Your Financial Ally

June 28, 2022

As we get older, most of us will need someone else to manage our finances at some point in life....

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An Update On Mortgage Rates

June 28, 2022

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve dropped interest rates to historic lows....

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Russian Yachts and Sanctions

June 28, 2022

In response to the war in Ukraine, the United States has placed economic sanctions on Russia's...

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Conflicts in Crypto

June 28, 2022

The practice of buying a stock, promoting that stock, and then selling shares as the price rises is...

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An Update On Evergrande

June 28, 2022

It's not breaking news that Evergrande, the massive Chinese developer, has faced financial trouble....

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A Market Update from Joe Barry

May 24, 2022

In this edition of the Barry Broadcast, Joe Barry discusses the state of the global capital markets...

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What to know about I Bonds

May 23, 2022

An I Bond is a U.S. government-issued bond that tries to compensate purchasers for the rate of...

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From WeWork to WeCrashed

May 19, 2022

WeWork was once the darling of investment bankers, with a private valuation approaching $47...

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May 2022 Update

May 18, 2022

Thanks to Nick Murray for the commentary below.  These are our thoughts exactly.  We hope you enjoy...

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Will The Tech Bubble Burst?

April 29, 2022

We are all familiar with the dot-com bubble of 2000, but for much of the last decade, observers...

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Can Crypto Solve The Retirement Crisis?

April 29, 2022

A survey by Investopedia showed that 38% of millennials own cryptocurrency versus 37% who own...

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Bad Things Are Happening Less

April 29, 2022

Each year, Davis New York Venture Fund publishes in its annual review covering the capital markets....

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Millennials Share Their Hard-Won Money Lessons

March 29, 2022

When it comes to managing money, conventional wisdom isn’t always the best approach for millennials...

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Why Are So Many Chinese Workers Going Back to Government Jobs?

March 29, 2022

Under Communist rule, the only jobs available in China were government jobs, also known as the...

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How Russia’s War in Ukraine is Affecting Americans at Home

March 29, 2022

Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, the ripple effects of the hostilities have been felt...

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We Are in Uncharted Territory with Russia

March 29, 2022

Most modern wars aren’t about land. When one country does invade another, the occupation is...

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Is Cryptocurrency the New Subprime Mortgage?

February 28, 2022

One of the key drivers of the subprime mortage crisis in the early 2000s was that after a while,...

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The Story of Evergrande, China’s $300 Billion Albatross

February 28, 2022

Not too long ago, Evergrande was one of China’s biggest success stories. After cashing in on the...

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Why Are So Many Celebrities Endorsing Crypto?

February 18, 2022

Every day, it seems, a new celebrity pops up on social media to endorse cryptocurrency or something...

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Valentine's Day By The Numbers

February 14, 2022

Did you know that more than $23.9 billion will be spent in 2022 on Valentine's Day, or roughly $175...

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Today is National Wear Red Day!

February 4, 2022

Each year, the American Heart Association hosts National Wear Red Day®. The day aims to raise...

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Crypto, Meme Stocks, NFTs: Strange Days for Markets

January 31, 2022

The NFT market is brimming with odds and ends commanding absurd sale prices. So far in 2021, a...

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Should Investors Reconsider Investing in China?

January 31, 2022

Carson Block has long been a skeptic when it comes to investing in Chinese companies. Since 2010,...

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Peloton Bounces Back From Fictional Woes

January 31, 2022

Interactive exercise equipment company, Peloton, saw its share price plummet by over 70% in 2021....

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How BMW Made South Carolina A Key Link in the Supply Chain

January 31, 2022

In 1992, BMW chose to open a manufacturing location in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Spartanburg was...

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What would a China slowdown mean for global markets?

January 26, 2022

China has experienced rapid economic expansion over the past few decades. But the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Can 7% Treasury Bonds Help Protect Against Inflation?

January 26, 2022

Inflation is an ongoing concern, and an increasing number of investors are looking for ways to...

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2021 Year-End Planning Strategies

January 12, 2022

On this episode of the Barry Broadcast, Liz Garvey and Beth Parker discuss essential items to...

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Remy Munasifi Takes Aim At the Debt Ceiling

December 29, 2021

It’s been ten years since comedian Remy Munasifi’s first parody rap song about the debt ceiling,...

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Where Have China’s Ultra-Wealthy Gone?

December 27, 2021

In the modern era, it's not uncommon for people to use the internet to broadcast their wealth—or to...

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Charlie Munger Says Be Wary of Self-Styled Financial Gurus

December 23, 2021

It took Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger years of hard work, patience, and careful...

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Could Nintendo’s Stock Be On The Rise?

December 17, 2021

With COVID-19 keeping more people inside and on their consoles, the video game industry is...

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Liz Had a Baby Girl!

December 1, 2021

Barry Investment Advisors is excited to announce that Liz Garvey had a baby girl!  Kendall Grace...

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The Story of Charles Merrill

December 1, 2021

Charles Merrill is most famous for founding the firm that would become Merrill Lynch & Co. in 1940....

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How a 12-year-old Earned Over $350,000 in Less Than Three Months

December 1, 2021

Forget mowing lawns or a paper route, Benyamin Ahmed figured out a better way to earn money:...

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The Fall of Evergrande

November 1, 2021

In recent weeks, the story of the debt-laden Chinese property developer, Evergrande Group, has been...

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What The Buffet Indicator Is Telling Us

October 29, 2021

There are many different ways to measure how "cheap" or "expensive" the U.S. stock market is. One...

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A Record-Low Number of People Passed The CFA® Exam

October 8, 2021

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) exam is a grueling, three-part test that is infamous for...

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Thoughts on Inflation and Market Bubbles

October 6, 2021

In January of this year, GMO Chief Investment Strategist Jeremy Grantham published an investor...

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Money and Happiness

September 27, 2021

  When It Comes To Happiness, Data Shows Money Isn’t Everything Since 1938, the Harvard Study of...

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Where Would You Fit in a Six-Party System?

September 24, 2021

Liberal or conservative? Democrat or Republican? The two-party system is a staple of American...

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How One Property Developer's Debt Poses a Serious Threat to China's Economy

September 22, 2021

Evergrande was one of the biggest winners of the property boom in China that began in the late...

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Companies Say They Can't Find Employees. Why Are They Turning Away Qualified Applicants?

September 20, 2021

In April, May, and June of this year, we saw a mass, voluntary exodus from the workforce. Over that...

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What's Behind China's Remarkable Feats of Engineering?

September 15, 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese engineers responded to a surge of new COVID cases in...

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How the Original iPhone Changed the World

September 13, 2021

It's easy to forget nowadays, but there was once a time when smartphones were primarily used for...

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Tips for Women to Build Financial Independence

September 1, 2021

Traditionally, women have been the caretakers of both the older and younger generations of their...

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Back to School Planning is Different This Year

August 30, 2021

Many parents are preparing to send children off to school this fall. While the checklists grow and...

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Low Bond Yields: What Are the Risks and What Does This Mean for Your Portfolio?

August 24, 2021

As interest rates continue to hover near zero percent, bond yields have fallen to historic lows. As...

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Changes To The Child Tax Credit

August 2, 2021

The Child Tax Credit has been around for years, but this year there are some changes. Due to the...

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When will the music stop?

July 28, 2021

This commentary from Jeremy Grantham explores the prolific rise of stock prices since 2009 and...

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Does Individualism Make Us Selfish? New Research Says No.

July 21, 2021

Americans have a reputation for being selfish. Some say we only take action if it's in our own...

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Daniel Pinheiro - Fletcher Award Winner

June 24, 2021

Our very own, Daniel Pinheiro, Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst, is the 2021 recipient of CFA...

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Stock Trading for Teens: Good Idea, or Recipe for Disaster?

June 24, 2021

Financial literacy is a good thing and the earlier you can get started, the better. That's the...

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Have Questions About 529 Education Savings Plans? Read This.

June 24, 2021

529 Education Savings Plans can be a great way to set money aside for future education costs, but...

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The Big Question Surrounding Cryptocurrency: What's The Point?

June 24, 2021

Cryptocurrency is riding a wave of investor exuberance. Investors are lining up to put their money...

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6 Questions About 529 Plans

May 28, 2021

If you’re saving for your child’s higher education, you probably have a lot of questions besides...

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Former Con Man Frank Abagnale Explains How to Spot Scams

May 27, 2021

They say crime doesn't pay, but Frank Abagnale may be the exception to the rule. During his...

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How To Avoid Falling Victim to Cryptocurrency Fraud

May 27, 2021

The crypto market is booming — not just for investors, but for scammers too. Unfortunately, most...

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A Beginner's Guide to Crypto Slang

May 27, 2021

Are you HODLing, or are you so worried about getting rekt that you have paper hands? If this...

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Global Population Growth is Slowing. What Does That Mean for Us?

May 27, 2021

In countries across the globe, population is stagnating, and fertility rates are declining. ...

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Spring Clean Your Finances

May 26, 2021

Spring is the time of year that may have you thinking about getting your house in order.   While...

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A Truck To Power Your House?

May 26, 2021

The Great Texas Blackout of February 2021 earned the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid some great...

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"Rat Poison Squared": What Buffett Thinks of Cryptocurrency

May 4, 2021

Retail investor enthusiasm about cryptocurrency may be at an all-time high, but investing icon...

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Why Financial Literacy Matters

April 30, 2021

April is Financial Literacy Month, and promoting financial understanding is more urgent than ever:...

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Savings Tips for Young Adults

April 30, 2021

Starting to save early can help set young adults up for future success. There are many challenges...

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Prices Are Plummeting. Is This The End For NFTs?

April 28, 2021

In mid-March, average daily NFT sales were at an all-time high of $19.3 million, and a...

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What We Know About Volkswagen's ID Buzz

April 28, 2021

Volkswagen's new electric microbus, the ID Buzz, has been years in the making. The concept was...

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SNL's Take On NFTs

March 31, 2021

NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, have gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks. In essence, this...

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A Closer Look At Innovation ETFs

March 30, 2021

Since the beginning of the year, the recently-launched Direxion Moonshot Innovators ETF has risen...

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Is This Flying Robot the Future of Fruit Farming?

March 29, 2021

Harvesting fruit crops is difficult work, and the number of fruit pickers is dwindling. In fact,...

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Why Electric Vehicles Could Be Fueling "Big Market Delusion"

March 26, 2021

"Big market delusion" occurs when a new market opens up and shows signs of disrupting an existing...

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NFTs: The Next Big Thing, or Just Another Investor Craze?

March 24, 2021

Fresh off of spikes in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin and price surges in "meme" stocks...

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Happy International Women's Day

March 8, 2021

Barry Investment Advisors would like to wish you all Happy International Women's Day. Today we...

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A New Book, Co-Authored By Pat Barry

March 1, 2021

Our modern monetary system has become too complex, a fragile process that depends on private banks...

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WallStreetBets: Same Story, Different Characters

February 22, 2021

Led by retail investors on the Reddit forum WallStreetBets, GameStop's stock price saw a meteoric...

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Nouriel Roubini, Who Predicted the 2007 Housing Market Collapse, Sees Bitcoin Going Bust

February 19, 2021

Economist Nouriel Roubini has made plenty of warnings about impending crashes or bubbles bursting,...

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A Commodity 'Supercycle' Is Underway. What Does That Mean?

February 17, 2021

A commodity supercycle occurs when prices of raw materials trade above expectations for an extended...

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Five Promotions for Members of Our Team!

February 11, 2021

Barry Investment Advisors is excited to announce the promotions of five members of our team! ...

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Move Over, George Jetson: GM's eVTOL Could Be the Future of Flying Cars

January 20, 2021

For years the flying car has been synonymous with the future, a sign that society has truly...

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The U.S. Faces Stiff Competition in the Digital Payments Space

January 15, 2021

America is often considered the world's leader in innovation, but we may not be as far ahead of the...

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GDP Growth is on the Rise, Thanks to COVID-19 Vaccines

January 14, 2021

After the COVID-related market and economic downturn last year, most experts — including the Fed —...

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2020 Year-End Review

January 5, 2021

In this month’s podcast, Joe Barry sits down to discuss the financial markets in 2020, a year that...

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Google is Considering a "Flexible Work Week" for Employees

December 17, 2020

With new COVID-19 cases surging nationwide, tech giant Google has delayed its planned return to...

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Why Silver Could Be As Good As Gold In 2021

December 15, 2020

Silver may not get as much attention as its cousins in the precious-metals family, but that could...

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Why Emerging Market Value Stocks Could Be Worth a Closer Look

December 1, 2020

With markets at all-time highs, many investors are searching for underfollowed equities with high...

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