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2023 End of Year Financial Check Up

November 27, 2023

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

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Rolex, Patek Prices Hit Fresh Two-Year Lows: Subdial Index

November 27, 2023

Prices for used Rolex and Patek Philippe watches fell to two-year lows last month. The Bloomberg...

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How to Protect Yourself from Scams in the Current Environment

November 27, 2023

It seems like there are more and more scammers these days – robocalls, suspicious emails, and fake...

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EV Market’s Surge Toward $57 Trillion Sparks Global Flashpoints

November 27, 2023

The race to control and propagate electric vehicle technology is more than just an American...

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Your Money Needs a Vacation

November 27, 2023

American securities have enjoyed a decade and a half of robust growth and the resultant flood of...

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People Are Worrying About the Wrong Downtowns

November 10, 2023

Most stories about suffering downtown districts and commercial real estate owners languishing amid...

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These Five Countries are Key Economic ‘Connectors’ in a Fragmenting World

November 10, 2023

Tensions between the world’s biggest economic superpowers have spurred a shift in the shape of...

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Inside the economic power of Taylor Swift

November 6, 2023

Taylor Swift’s massive Eras tour is generating more economic activity in the U.S. than the GDPs of...

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European Stocks Are Set to Outperform, J.P. Morgan Says. Here’s Why.

November 6, 2023

J.P. Morgan is predicting a 10- to 15-year period during which European stocks will provide better...

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It’s Musk vs. Bezos as Starlink Rival Amazon’s Kuiper Goes to Space Soon

November 6, 2023

Amazon’s Kuiper satellites are ready for launch, putting them on a proverbial collision course with...

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Driverless Cars Are Losing to Driver-ish Cars

October 31, 2023

The machines have won (recent news to the contrary), and autonomous cars are coming. Forget about...

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The Big Bond Selloff

October 31, 2023

The 10-year US Treasury yield, a seemingly mundane number, has reached its highest level in years,...

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Meta Just Blew Everyone’s Minds!

October 18, 2023

Meta showed off an impressive array of tech at their Meta Connect event. New AI art generation...

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Market Update - October 4, 2023

October 4, 2023

On this edition of Barry Investment Insights, Joe Barry delves into the current market scenario,...

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Jimmy Buffett Gave His Final Performance in RI

September 29, 2023

Jimmy Buffett’s surprise performance at Portsmouth’s Sunset Cove on July 3rd wasn’t big news at the...

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A ‘Crypto Rabbit Hole’ That Leads to Human Trafficking

September 27, 2023

A stablecoin called Tether was supposedly backed by billions of dollars that no one could find, and...

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Stephanie Pomboy: Count on a LOT of Pain Before the Fed Pivots

September 22, 2023

Inflation is falling, fewer institutions are predicting a recession, and the Fed is expected to...

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ChatGPT traffic slips again for third month in a row

September 19, 2023

ChatGPT traffic and average use times slipped over the summer, though that trend may not hold for...

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Apple’s $5 million book payment shows Sam Bankman-Fried is big business

September 19, 2023

Apple recently paid $5 million for the rights to Michael Lewis’ new book on Sam Bankman-Fried, the...

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Why Passenger Train Manufacturing is Booming in the U.S.

August 29, 2023

America’s enthusiasm for passenger rail cooled significantly after cars and highways caught the...

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Electrify Everything?

August 29, 2023

Electrifying everything from cars to industrial processes will be expensive, time-consuming, and...

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Fresh criticism from an influential author highlights crypto’s recent struggles

August 11, 2023

While the risks of crypto have always made it a difficult investment to justify, the tide seems to...

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What Higher Interest Rates Mean for Mortgages, Credit Cards, and More

August 11, 2023

You probably know that the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by over 5% in the last couple...

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How to Help Grieving Widows Regain Their Financial Footing

August 9, 2023

Losing a partner upends your entire life. Enduring the grief is hard enough, but many widows need...

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Frequent-Flyer Miles Are Hotter Than Cash This Summer

August 9, 2023

Pent-up travel demand and persistent inflation are making flights more and more expensive, and not...

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Skinny Bull Market Article

July 5, 2023

Although stocks seem to be in a bull market, it might be more appropriate to call this a “skinny...

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Market Update from Joe Barry - June 2023

June 27, 2023

On this episode of the Barry Broadcast, Joe Barry provides a market update covering three important...

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Kate Alves, named SouthCoast Community Foundation Board Member

June 22, 2023

At the SouthCoast Community Foundation annual meeting, Barry Investment Advisors President, Kate...

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AI is not good enough to do your work for you – yet

June 15, 2023

While there has been plenty of coverage about AI’s ability to generate human-sounding text, mimic...

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As investors flock to AI, dividend stocks could offer stability

June 15, 2023

Investor enthusiasm for AI has led to high returns for tech companies this year, with other sectors...

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The Super Tutor: Could AI help unlock student potential?

June 14, 2023

Like so many other fields, the rise of AI in education has created both challenges and...

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Will Apple’s new headset help the mixed-reality market balloon?

June 14, 2023

This year, Apple is widely expected to announce the launch of a new mixed-reality headset. Apple’s...

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Graduation - A new chapter of life awaits high school seniors

June 1, 2023

It is never too early to start planning for the future. Utilizing good financial habits will pave...

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In loving memory of the Metaverse: What went wrong?

May 25, 2023

Mark Zuckerberg, along with countless U.S. corporations, promised a future where the Metaverse...

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Why did the godfather of AI leave Google?

May 25, 2023

Artificial intelligence is continuing to gain traction: Companies like IBM are replacing thousands...

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Online prices are dropping, but we’re not out of the woods just yet

May 25, 2023

An Adobe Analytics report indicated that online prices are continuing to decrease from their...

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The rise and fall of virtual real estate: Lessons from Decentraland

April 27, 2023

The virtual real estate sector once garnered tremendous attention and ballooned to enormous...

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How “AI Thinking” can help people adapt to new AI technology

April 27, 2023

In recent months, Open AI’s ChatGPT and GPT-4 have decidedly disrupted the world of AI technology...

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What this iconic satire can teach us about market speculation

April 27, 2023

From the 1929 Marx Brothers film “Cocoanuts”, this iconic auction scene is a satirical take on the...

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Is the U.S. falling out of favor with investors?

April 3, 2023

In recent years, the U.S. has rolled out several national security measures which have included ...

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GPT-4 and the Age of Acceleration

April 3, 2023

In recent weeks, OpenAI's GPT-4 chatbot has been making waves in the media, and also calling into...

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Zipline is reshaping the delivery services, one drone at a time

April 3, 2023

From a fresh salad from Sweet Green to an urgent blood delivery in rural Africa, Zipline has...

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What We Can Learn From the Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank

March 23, 2023

The story of the sudden and dramatic collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is chock-full of lessons....

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A Market Update from Joe Barry

March 16, 2023

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

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Why Are Central Banks Stocking Up On Gold?

February 21, 2023

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, gold has massively underperformed relative to other...

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Google Is Very Worried About ChatGPT. Why?

February 17, 2023

ChatGPT, a complex-learning chatbot developed by OpenAI, has taken the tech world by storm. The...

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U.S. Stocks Are Lagging Behind the Rest of the World

February 9, 2023

As you know, 2022 was a difficult year for the U.S. stock market. But how did this performance...

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What’s All The Fuss About ChatGPT?

February 2, 2023

To its supporters, OpenAI’s ChatGPT is the fulfillment of the promise of artificial intelligence...

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Move Over, Woodstock: 2023 Could Be A “Summer of Love” for Markets

January 23, 2023

In 1966, the market and economic landscape was a lot like the one we experienced in 2022:...

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The Autonomous Vehicle Wave Is Coming

January 23, 2023

For decades, automakers have tried to perfect the technology that would give us self-driving cars....

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Impatient Investors & Gradual Returns: A Bad Combination

January 23, 2023

Beginning in 2021, value stock performance has slowly but steadily outpaced growth stock...

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Turning Negative Market Returns into a Postitive

January 23, 2023

While the market did not perform well in 2022, with some strategic thinking about your financial...

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January 2023 Market Commentary

January 18, 2023

During 2022, investors dealt with numerous shifts that dethroned previously high-flying tech stocks...

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Investor Sentiment Goes Beyond Markets. Just Ask Aaron Judge.

January 3, 2023

Last season, Aaron Judge hit 62 home runs, breaking Yankees legend Roger Maris’ longstanding...

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Cryptocurrency Might Not Be The Future—But Digital Currency Could Be

December 19, 2022

When cryptocurrency was first introduced, it was touted as a revolutionary alternative that would...

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Avoiding the Dunning-Kruger Effect

December 19, 2022

“I don’t need to call someone, I can fix this myself.” For many people, this statement is often...

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Crypto Is The First Casualty of Fed Rate Hikes—But It Won’t Be The Last

December 19, 2022

Last December, the Fed interest rate was at a near-historic low of 0.08%, while crypto market...

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Meet Apple’s Rugged New Ultra Watch

December 19, 2022

Since its debut in 2014, a hallmark of the Apple watch has been its sleek and futuristic design....

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Inside the Stunning Collapse of FTX

November 30, 2022

In an industry teeming with scams, Ponzi schemes and bad actors, FTX was widely regarded as one of...

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From Facebook To Crypto: The Story of the Winklevoss Twins

November 30, 2022

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are perhaps best known for their lawsuit against Meta founder Mark...

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What’s Going On With Gold This Year?

November 30, 2022

Historically, gold has been a “safe-haven” asset that offers downside protection when stocks are...

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The Silver Lining of an Underperforming Market: A Lower Tax Bill

November 30, 2022

Capital markets have had a rough year, with both stocks and bonds set to post negative annual...

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Why Are Natural Gas Prices Falling in Europe?

November 15, 2022

The war in Ukraine shows no signs of slowing down, Russian natural gas exports to Europe have...

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Economic Turmoil: The Right Conditions for Value Investing?

November 15, 2022

For much of the past decade, many investors have focused on growth stocks, aiming for bigger...

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El Salvador Has A Bitcoin Problem

November 15, 2022

El Salvador made history last year when it became the first country to establish Bitcoin as a legal...

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What do rising rates mean for the housing market?

October 26, 2022

It is not news that the U.S. housing market went wild during the Covid-19 pandemic. But with...

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Economists predicted mass layoffs. Where are they?

October 26, 2022

Historically high inflation rates and a U.S. economy still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19...

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Inflation And Your Tax Bill

October 21, 2022

We all have been feeling the impacts of inflation, whether at the grocery store, paying for...

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Market Update - September 2022

September 27, 2022

In this edition of the Barry Broadcast, Joe and Kate discuss the current market environment and how...

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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 New...

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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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