30 Minutes

About 30 Minutes

Branching out into television with “Thirty Minutes,” a weekly show that informs, educates and amuses.

As more and more of the population shifts from reading to viewing, even old dogs like me have to keep up. So when GNAT-TV in Manchester, VT asked me to host a thirty minute television show based on my columns, I just couldn’t refuse. I will be posting my weekly shows right here in case you missed them. Enjoy!

 


 

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About Bill

Bill Schmick was born in a blue-collar neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a few blocks north of “Rocky Balboa” territory where most of his Catholic schoolmates grew up to be either cops or criminals. He narrowly escaped both professions by volunteering to fight in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine... Read More

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Is Bitcoin broken?

Bitcoin, Ethreum, Ripple and a number of other crypto currencies have had a terrible week. Some of these digital dollars have lost 25% overnight, if not more. Today Bitcoin, itself, is down almost 50% from that level. Those who warned that this mania would come to a tragic end are crowing now. Are they right? read more…

Melt-up continues

It’s been the best two weeks for the U.S. markets in decades. Investors seemingly can’t get enough stocks in their portfolios, no matter how high the indexes climb. Ain’t it grand?

Over the past few weeks, I have explained in detail that the stock market is in “melt-up” mode. You may think it’s crazy, or that the gains are a result of excessive exuberance. You may even be sitting there with your arms crossed, pointing your finger at me and predicting this is all going to end badly for investors. That’s fine, provide as many opinions as you like, but stay invested in the meantime.

Some ask me how you can have the U.S. dollar declining, while interest rates and stocks climb at the same time. Then there are the commodities—gold, basic materials, mines and metals—all moving up with stocks. Is there, in fact, anything except bond prices that are down? read more…

The cost of MAGA

It is the guiding principle behind the Trump Administration, but to “Make America Great Again” the U.S. may have to break some eggs. Are you ready for that? read more…

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