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The Disciplined Investor

Investment Disciplines and Timely Advice.The Disciplined Investor is all about you, your money and the markets. We will discuss the most relevant topics that are affecting your money and look for good planning ideas. Stocks and markets will be covered and

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DHUnplugged #362: Social Media Gone Wild

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:19:00 +0000

Does social media impede productivity? Can it be blamed on some of the slow growth around the world? What is going on with Brazil? Is there a trade in all of this mess? Investors seem less concerned this week about any of the domestic scandals that have been cropping up – maybe it is just […](image)

TDI Podcast: The Robo-Ripoff Exposed (#510)

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:57:28 +0000

Traditional Robo-Advice appears to be nothing more than an asset grab by some of the biggest brokers and fund providers. Has anyone ever asked why they are using their own proprietary funds as the core investment choices? There are so many other conflicts as well – we need to get the word out on this… […](image)

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Some Thoughts on Traditional Robo Advice

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:23:16 +0000

Investors have a choice today that they did not have just a decade ago. They can seek investing and retirement planning guidance from a human financial advisor or put their invested assets in the hands of a robo-advisor – a software program that maintains their portfolio. When we talk about robo-advisors, we are specifically looking […](image)

DHUnplugged #361: Impervious ?

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:35:00 +0000

Markets appear to be impervious to any news that may be negative. Buy the good and the bad it appears. So far….. An update on a few of the recent stock picks, SNAP and markets. Airlines are still in hot water and we look into whether this is simply social media pressing buttons or something […](image)

TDI Podcast: The Robo Rip , SNAP and Banger (#509)

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:11:31 +0000

The Robo-Ripoff has now reached a level that we need to expose it for what it is. More on SNAP as it was hack-sawed after earnings. It seems as though investors finally realize that there isn’t much to this company. We also take a quick look at The Banger Pattern and discuss economics for the […](image)

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DHUnplugged #360: Contemplating Complacency

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:12:00 +0000

Did we just happen upon the short of the century? The VIX drops below $10 to a multi-decade low – is this the new normal or something else? Is this simply high confidence or off the charts complacency? Apple and the “big boys” are holding up markets, but below the surface there is something else […](image)

TDI Podcast: What to Make of The French Election (#508)

Sun, 07 May 2017 20:28:15 +0000

In this episode we take a look at the results of the French elections and how that may play out in markets this week. In particular, the Euro, gold and equities. The DJIA tops 20,000, the NASDAQ and S&P 500 hit new all-time highs – how long will it last? “WE NEED A 3% GDP” […](image)

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DHUnplugged #359: Retirement Plans In Jeopardy

Wed, 03 May 2017 07:16:00 +0000

Earnings season is underway and there have been some big winners and some monstrous losers. GDP slows as does some other important U.S. economic metrics. The VIX hits single digits this week before it pops higher  – a sign that there is too much complacency in the markets? New rules being discussed may lose the […](image)

TDI Podcast: Junior Achievements (#507)

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:32:51 +0000

In this episode we speak with a great guest, Jack Kosakowski about the financial literacy of both students and adults. An really interesting study about money was completed by Junior Achievement and we dig into the findings. Plus – GDP downgrades, earnings in the spotlight and more… Jack is the President and Chief Executive Officer […](image)

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TDI Podcast – Reinventing Retirement with Damion Lupo (#506)

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:42:44 +0000

Guest, Damion Lupo helps to empower people to reach their personal financial success. In this episode we discuss why Damion hates the word “retirement” as he explains how to best look at the phases of life. We discuss the red and green arrows of wealth and poverty as well as the eQRP – a lesser […](image)

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Here Is What Is Wrong With IBM

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:53:40 +0000

Just a quick view of what is going on with IBM’s stock today. While IBM has been busy buying back massive amounts of their stock, revenues have been on the slide. Yes, earnings have been somewhat consistent over time, but again it has been much more about financial engineering than anything else. A much better […](image)

DHUnplugged #358: Biggest Ponzi Scheme Ever?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:16:00 +0000

Is it possible that this is just one gigantic Robin-Hood Ponzi Scheme? We take a look at one of the biggest companies out there and scary similarities to a typical Ponzi. Earnings are starting to roll in and so far they are looking somewhat weak. But, there is always the upcoming tax reform – oh […](image)

TDI Podcast: Computational Anthropomorphism with Ben Hunt (#505)

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:32:24 +0000

Dr. Ben Hunt, author of the weekly newsletter Epsilon Theory joins us with for a fascinating discussion. We cover areas related to the next generation of programmatical investing as well as some interesting historical rhythms. We start this episode of a review of the latest week and the significant increase in global tensions – the […](image)

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DHUnplugged #357: Fear Creeping In

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:16:00 +0000

The VIX is moving – closing at the highest levels of 2017 as geopolitical tensions are growing. Between the latest bombings of Syria and the U.S. sending several navy ships to flex our muscle in the Pacific, many are concerned that we are setting up for some near-term ugliness. Will that sentiment blow over as […](image)

TDI Podcast: Fearless Wealth with RC Peck (#504)

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:53:39 +0000

What is up with Tony Robbins pushing investment management programs these days? Looks like a simple disruption of the marketing end of money management. RC and Andrew get to the bottom of what is really going on with this as well as other important areas that investors need to be considering in this confusing market […](image)

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Wonky Data – The Unemployment Report

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:32:57 +0000

On one hand, the latest release of the March Unemployment report did not meet expectations for new hires. On the other, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5% – far lower than most predictions. This is one of the problems when there are many reports that the media covers. Just a few years ago most analysts […](image)

DHUnplugged #356: The Leaky Fed

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:26:00 +0000

In a startling admission, Richmond Fed President Jeffery Lacker admits he was the source of the Fed leak in 2012. Will this finally lift the veil and remove any credibility the Fed has with investors? Quarterly numbers are in for markets and now it is time to see if earnings can hold up to expectations. […](image)

TDI Podcast: Tim Sykes – Multi-Million Dollar Trader (#503)

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 20:26:35 +0000

Breakouts, breakdowns, float outstanding and setups – all need to know concepts in the world of day-trading penny stocks. Tim Sykes helps us to better understand how these can be used and how he has made millions with these techniques. Consumer Confidence is up – but spending down. What is going on with that? Plus […](image)

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An Update on “420” Stocks

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 17:54:05 +0000

Some of the best performing stocks from 2015 are starting to see a turnaround. Even as many states have legalized marijuana for either recreational use and/or medical use in the recent elections, there has been some very worrying signs that the Federal government is not too keen on any further legalization anytime in the near […](image)

DHUnplugged #355: BLOCKED – No Repeal, No Replace

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:18:00 +0000

Political capital lost as the health care bill is pulled before the vote. How will this play out in markets as this has significant ramifications on the potential for tax cuts. The markets are struggling with the idea that some of the planned for fiscal stimulus may be in limbo.  Still – consumer confidence clocks […](image)

TDI Podcast: Fitting The Narrative (#502)

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:22:21 +0000

So much for the “repeal and replace” efforts. Many are wondering what this may mean for stocks and the outlook for approval of many of the other campaign promises. Stocks post their worst week of the year, the Vix briefly surpasses 14 as investors are growing concerned about the potential for some of the market […](image)

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DHUnplugged #354: The Red Phone

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:21:00 +0000

Markets are starting to realize that it may not be so easy for all of the promises come to fruition. From a quick reduction in taxes to a repeal and replace of the health care bill. The US Dollar is sinking – even after the Fed hiked rates last week – what is going on? […](image)

TDI Podcast: Catching Up (#501)

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:48:01 +0000

Fed raises rates, but has a dovish tone in their follow up comments. Gold soars and the U.S. dollar sinks. Economic conditions remain strong, but the high-end housing market may be foretelling us that there is a slowdown coming in the real estate markets. Plus – listener’s questions answers. Kindly visit our sponsor for this […](image)

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DHUnplugged #353: Up The Down Escalator

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:15:00 +0000

Markets are once again consolidating. The Fed looks as if it is going to hike rates again tomorrow and how will that play? Inflation has been on the rise and while fiscal actions appear to be sparking interest in buying stocks, will the Fed pour cold water on the entire rally? Gold down, oil down […](image)

TDI Podcast: A Decade of TDI Podcasts (#500)

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:24:04 +0000

It has been a wonderful time to be a podcaster. Starting back in 2007, it was the very early days for this platform. We had only the beginnings of an idea of how to share and learn. Since our humble beginnings, the show has grown into one of the top investing podcasts. Over the years […](image)

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