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The New Silk Road: China's Infrastructure Plan Could Change Global Commerce

December 13, 2019

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a massive infrastructure project consisting of six new...

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There's Enough Time To Do Everything—If You Use It Wisely

December 11, 2019

Too often, we find ourselves wishing there was more time in the day to do all the things we really...

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Japan: China's Unlikely New Partner In International Commerce

November 27, 2019

Despite a long history of contentious relations between the two countries, China and Japan have...

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Thanks to Start-ups, Contract Workers Are Less Secure Than Ever

November 25, 2019

Many of today's start-ups rely on the gig economy to lower their overhead costs, eschewing...

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Why It Pays To Be Patient With Long-Term Assets

November 22, 2019

Investors who try to unload long-term assets too early often have to pay the "illiquidity premium":...

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WeWork: A Cautionary Tale

November 20, 2019

WeWork was once considered one of the most promising new startups in the country, earning an...

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In The Future, Hospital Care May Come To You

October 23, 2019

Niels van Namen has worked in health care for over 20 years. Even after all of those years, he...

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WeWork's Collapse And The Future of Venture Capitalism

October 10, 2019

Not too long ago, WeWork was considered one of the most promising new startups in America. Now,...

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Is A Real Estate Market Correction Looming?

October 8, 2019

In major cities across the world, the average housing price has stagnated for the first time since...

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What makes it a pyramid scheme?

September 24, 2019

Is it multi-level marketing? Is it a pyramid scheme? Or is it an investment club? The differences...

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Michael Burry Shares His Perspective

September 23, 2019

If you haven’t read The Big Short from Michael Lewis, you are missing out on excellent insight...

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The Internet's Next Big Step

September 12, 2019

In the Western world, we take the Internet, apps, and online connectivity for granted. But the...

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50 Year Investment Veterans Discuss The Market

September 4, 2019

In this article that appeared in Barron's, Jim Grant takes a closer look at life with negative...

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Tyler Craig Passes The CFA® Exam

August 20, 2019

Barry Investment Advisors is thrilled to announce that Tyler Craig, Financial Analyst and Portfolio...

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A Closer Look At Austria's 100-Year Bond

July 11, 2019

In the investment community, traders refer to Treasury Bonds as the "long bond" because they mature...

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The Warning Signs Of Fraud

June 12, 2019

Every investor wants to own companies with strong financials, but it can be difficult to know which...

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The Secrets Of Success May Surprise You

June 10, 2019

What makes people succeed? Richard St. John interviewed over 500 TED conference attendees to help...

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The Strange World of Negative Interest Rates

June 5, 2019

In the world today, there is $10.6 trillion worth of debt instruments with a negative yield. Think...

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Risk Management: The Corporate Credit Bubble

May 24, 2019

For many years, we've followed the perspective of Dave Rosenberg. Last week he explored the...

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Was China Ready For A Trade War?

May 17, 2019

The trade war with China looks like it is coming to a close, and for the moment, it seems like the...

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Finally, Banking Is Going Digital

May 9, 2019

Digital disruption has impacted most industries during the last 30 years. Just look at the rise of...

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The Life Of John Maynard Keynes

April 24, 2019

John Maynard Keynes was a noted author, economist, and investor from the early 20th century. His...

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The Cost Of Energy Storage Is On The Decline

April 10, 2019

According to the Energy Information Administration, just 1.6% of total U.S. energy production came...

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Can You Answer These 10 Investing Questions?

March 26, 2019

In 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) asked Americans five fundamental...

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Apple's Next Big Move Could Be Healthcare

March 26, 2019

Since 1976, Apple has relied on computers, smartphones, watches, and iPods to drive the company's...

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Low Rates And The Fed's "New Normal"

March 21, 2019

For the last several decades, Jim Grant has been a trusted resource for the team at Barry...

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Gold Prices and the People's Bank of China

March 21, 2019

Gold is up roughly 8% since August of 2018, leading many to wonder how much steam the rally has...

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Looking Long-term: What A Trade War Means For China

February 28, 2019

For the last several months, the trade war with China has been a major focus for U.S. equity...

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US Sovereign Debt And The Role Of Gold

February 13, 2019

Since 2013, the US debt to GDP ratio has hovered around 100%. In more simple English, this means...

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A Look Back At The Bond Market's Bull Run

February 5, 2019

When Jim Grant began his career with Barron's, the year was 1975 and 10 year Treasury notes were...

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The Bad News: Apple stock has fallen hard. The Good News: It’s still a long-term buy.

January 24, 2019

It's an understatement to say that Apple stock had a rough end to 2018. Driven lower by signals of...

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2018 Was The Best Year In Human History, Here's Why

January 18, 2019

It can be easy to develop a doom and gloom outlook when looking at news headlines from 2018: war,...

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Oil Pipeline Stocks Could See A Rebound In 2019

January 10, 2019

Midstream stocks make up a unique place in the broader energy market. These companies don't focus...

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Why Apple Is Turning It's Attention to Services

January 8, 2019

In the summer of 2018, Apple became the first public company to be valued at over $1 trillion. Fast...

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Gold May Keep Shining in 2019

January 3, 2019

For decades, gold has been used as a portfolio diversification tool. We saw this once again in the...

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Corporate Debt Is Piling Up, Is It Time To Worry?

December 13, 2018

Following the 2008 financial crises, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates and made it...

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The Rise Of "Microbrands"

December 11, 2018

In 2011, the founders of Dollar Shave Club had an innovative idea; they would introduce a...

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How China Became A Superpower

November 28, 2018

This article from the New York Times explores nearly 600 infrastructure projects, from around the...

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Can Biosimilar Drugs Cut Healthcare Costs?

November 27, 2018

In 2017, health care costs accounted for 17% of American economic output. Largely driven by a rise...

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Exploring The Mind Of A Master Procrastinator

November 20, 2018

In this TED Talk, Tim Urban shares his experience as a master procrastinator. He explores the...

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Barry E-Mag November 2018

November 14, 2018

October was a difficult month for investors, with the S&P 500 down sharply and now trading slightly...

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World Currencies

November 6, 2018

Why is the Dollar called "the Dollar"? How did the Peso get its name? This short article from The...

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10 Golden Rules Of Investing

November 2, 2018

When markets become volatile or trade lower, it can be easy for investors to "get creative" with a...

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Wall Street Loves These Risky Loans. The Rest of Us Should Be Wary.

October 23, 2018

CDOs, or collateralized debt obligations, were a major contributor to the 2008 financial crises....

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Ghost of Markets Past

October 18, 2018

Many things in the market today remind us of what we saw in 1972. Back then, the stock market was...

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Wheel of Investor Emotion

October 16, 2018

If you have ever been tempted to sell stocks when the market goes down, or find yourself losing...

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Even Isaac Newton struggled with stock market bubbles

August 27, 2018

"The more intense the craze. The higher the intellect that succumbs to it." You may have been...

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"Don't eat the marshmallow!"

August 23, 2018

What can four-year-old children and self-control tell us about the principles of success? As it...

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Second Quarter 2018 Investor Letter

August 6, 2018

For most of my 40-year plus experience in the financial market, Gold has been a must-have...

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Interesting parental control app requires kids to exercise to earn screen time.

August 2, 2018

A recent study by Common Sense Media showed that children eight and younger spend an average of 48...

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The Encore

July 26, 2018

This piece from Tony Scherrer CFA of Smead Capital Management makes an excellent case for...

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Barry Podcast: Interest Rate Discussion

July 17, 2018

Coming out of the 2008 financial crises, we observed zero, and even negative, interest rates in...

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Retail's death has been exaggerated

June 28, 2018

Learn about an innovative firm which is redefining the look and feel of retail...

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Barry Podcast: Global Investing Strategies

June 21, 2018

Sean Corkery, CFA® and Joe Barry, CFA®  discuss the global investment philosophy used at Barry...

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Podcast: April 2018 Market Update

April 30, 2018

On this week's Barry Broadcast, Sean Corkery, CFA® and Joe Barry, CFA® discuss the state of U.S....

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The big picture: the Dow Jones Industrial Average

April 12, 2018

Since 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has been a staple for monitoring U.S. economic...

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