Investing During An Age Of Massive Change

Hello, my name is Kirk Spano. I am the publisher of Fundamental Trends and an investor for over 25 years. My track record is among the best as measured by TipRanks. In 2011, I was named “the World’s Next Great Investing Columnist” by MarketWatch of the Wall Street Journal Network.

More important than me is that the pace of change in the world is accelerating. With that change comes disruptions, disappointments, setbacks and a world of opportunity to get ahead.

Climate change, geopolitical risk, aging-demographics and global debt have conspired to create the “slow growth forever” global economy that I have described in the press.

Now, we are in the process of overcoming the worst human and economic shock since World War II: the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

To save us from a prolonged depressionary period we have seen massive stimulus from the Federal Reserve and other central banks, as well as, governments around the world.

The massive stimulus comes with solutions to problems, but also with dangerous side effects. Understanding and managing for this will be the difference between being financially free or not.

Find Balance In Change

Over the next decade we will see further massive changes that feel risky, but also offer opportunity. It will be enough to make a your head swim.

In every era of change, mankind has struggled to wrap its minds around the change. Yet, every time, we change and the world ends up better. This time will be no different.

We will see recessions and false starts. We will blame, feel confusion and experience bad policy. But ultimately, we will see a way forward that improves our collective standard of living.

Those who keep their wits, control their emotions, plan accordingly and invest wisely will do even better.

Secure Your Financial Freedom

Securing your financial freedom starts with one simple rule: spend less than you earn.

Your goal as a saver and investor should be to pay down any debt that carries an interest rate higher than the inflation rate (about 2% right now) and then save 25% of what you earn for investment.

That investment doesn’t necessarily have to be the stock market. It could be real estate or your own business.

Most people believe things about investing that are simply wrong. The press perpetuates it. Academics confuse it. The financial industry sells it. The result is that most people are doing it wrong.

In order to be a good investor you need to have a way to filter out the bad information. Fundamental Trends is part of what you can use to be a better investor. I discuss not only stocks, bonds and ETFs, but also real estate and small business investing as I am involved in all.

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