Author: Banyan Hill

Time to Panic?

Time to Panic? by Jocelynn Smith – Banyan Hill The headlines for all the various news agencies continue to be dire. “Major, major” conflict with North Korea possible. Government fighting to avert shutdown. Health care reform put on hold. And then we’ve...

The AI Revolution

A Concerning Chinese Revolution

A Concerning Chinese Revolution by Jessica Cohn-kleinberg – Banyan Hill TDC Note –  Trump can say he is “bringing the jobs home” however, those jobs will be either robotic, automated in some form or AI. Humans need not apply. #### There’s reason...

Your Chance to Beat Wall Street

Your Chance to Beat Wall Street by Jocelynn Smith – Banyan Hill I smiled when my dad asked me the same question he always does when we chat on the phone: “What do you think about this market?” My father and I...

The Detroit of Tomorrow?

The Detroit of Tomorrow? by Jeff L. Yastine – Banyan Hill Say the words “big city pension problem,” and what are the first images that come to mind? More than likely, it’s the icons of postindustrial America: boarded-up homes and empty...

Bigger Than Amazon?

Bigger Than Amazon? by Joseph Hargett – Banyan Hill I’m not a frequent social media user. Sure, I check Facebook a couple times a day for trending political news and to check up on family and friends. But I’m nowhere...

Rush for Gold Is Now

Rush for Gold Is Now by James Dale Davidson – Banyan Hill My conviction is that you can better protect and grow your wealth when you understand the often-confused dynamics driving economies and markets. Sorting that out isn’t easy. But we...

You Could Lose It All by Text Message

You Could Lose It All by Text Message by Ted Bauman – Banyan Hill The young man hurries down the street, clutching an oblong wooden case under one arm. Smiling grimly, he dials his cellphone. “I told you I’d end...

Catch My Drift

Catch My Drift by Chad Shoop, CMT – Banyan Hill They thought they had already won. We were about halfway through a stock market challenge game in a finance class in college. The game was simple: Invest in the stock market...

A Better Source of Income

A Better Source of Income by Chad Shoop for Banyan Hill The current bull market has been great to almost everyone. A few strategies didn’t work and a few stocks tanked, but for the most part, it has been a...

Sad Signs of a Collapse

Sad Signs of a Collapse by Jessica Cohn-Kleinberg for Banyan Hill I’m not happy — or I’m not as happy as I could be. And, it seems, neither are you. We may find some source of peace with our jobs,...

One Step From Meltdown

One Step From Meltdown by Jocelynn Smith We’ve all been there at one point or another. Life is humming along. You’re keeping up with your bills, meeting your obligations and trying to sock away just a little bit for a...

The AI Revolution

The AI Revolution

The AI Revolution by Joseph Hargett Banyan Hill Technology is a wonderful thing. From modern medicine to the Internet to virtual reality, technological advancements during the past century have truly been a wonder to behold. After all, without a computer, smartphone or tablet and the Internet,...

In Gold We Trust

In Gold We Trust by Jessica Cohn- Kleinberg “It’s a tale as old as time.” I’m not referencing the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast released this past week. I’m talking about gold — and the rich role it has in any...

Timing Your Exit

Timing Your Exit by Jocelynn Smith TDC Note – This is a question we should all be asking ourselves. We have been looking for almost 3 years for a place that’s suitable to our needs. It’s not an easy decision....

It’s Not Just Us

It’s Not Just Us by Michael Carr, CMT The Olympic Games, soccer matches and other sporting events tend to highlight nationalism as fans cheer for their country’s athletes. In this case, the nationalism is intentional. Stock market investors also tend to...

Infrastructure Apocalypse? Don’t Panic

Infrastructure Apocalypse? Don’t Panic by Joseph Hargett Before I joined the wonderful crew here at Banyan Hill, I commuted to work from my home in Northern Kentucky to my office in Cincinnati. As far as commutes go, it was fairly...

New Alternative Asset

New Alternative Asset by Jocelynn Smith TDC Note – I have been a huge advocate of diamonds for several years. If you learn how to buy jewelry in the aftermarket you can acquire a nice “stack” of gold, make your spouse...

The Next Market Disaster?

The Next Market Disaster? by JL Yastine Investing is a lot like those terrible river-ferry disasters that seem to happen every few years. Normally, people scatter themselves across a vessel’s deck, their weight distributed evenly throughout the ship. But if something...

What’s Your 5-Year Plan?

What’s Your 5-Year Plan? by Chad Shoop We all should have a five-year plan. Whether it’s to retire, save more money or get a better education, there should be some goal on your radar to achieve in the coming years....

Don’t Give Up Your Gold

Don’t Give Up Your Gold by Jocelynn Smith Gold is not dead. Just ask Germany. Germany’s Bundesbank recently announced that it finished its transfer of $13 billion in gold bars that had been stored in vaults under Lower Manhattan, bringing the...

Beware These Dangerous Words

Beware These Dangerous Words

Beware These Dangerous Words by JL Yastine In late 2005, I found myself sitting in a ballroom at Las Vegas’ Bellagio for an extraordinary press conference. Executives from MGM Resorts were pulling the wraps off Las Vegas’ CityCenter. It was to be...