For many years, SMI used to run a "Q&A" column in the newsletter every month where we would answer reader questions. We haven't done that in recent years, as the ability to interact in the comments on every article online has largely eliminated the need to maintain a formal/regular space for that. But with so much going on in the investment world lately — including a lot of attention being focused on challenging topics like yield curve inversions, negative interest rates, and so forth — I thought it might be interesting to "open the mic" and formally invite reader questions.
I'll start with a couple of example questions and answers to get the conversation rolling, but then I'm hoping SMI readers will post their questions (or follow-up questions) in the comments below. I'll keep circling back for a while to answer them. Hopefully, it will be a fun way to address the topics on your minds! No need to confine the questions to any particular investing or financial topic either. (Although if anyone asks about the Dodgers, you could be in for an earful.)