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A sure-fire money-maker -- Not!

Mar 6, 2012
Someone in my family plans to invest $300,000 in silver and gold (mostly silver) because he read it's the best place to make money in the next 5 years. Is that correct or is he going to ruin himself??? Please respond!!!! Jessi, Pembroke Pines, FL
Posted In: Investing, gold, precious metals

What should we do with our money

Mar 2, 2012
We now want to invest some of our emergency fund that we believe is a little inflated, due to fears of the economy. I've looked around at fee-only advisers, but they all state that you should have at least $100,000 to start investing; otherwise, they don't feel like you are qualified to work with. What should we do with our money? We have about $15,000-20,000 that we want to invest, but we want to do the right thing. Could your staff help with some options? Thank you, Joshua, Riverside, CA
Posted In: Investing, Savings, asset allocation, stocks, Treasury bill, index funds

Ordinary investors may be missing out on Dow's run-up

Feb 29, 2012
The Dow closed at 13,005 -- its highest finish since 2008. It's a milestone you might guess would make investors happy, but not everyone has made big money.
Posted In: Wall Street, Investing, Dow

Intelligent investing

Feb 27, 2012
New research suggests a higher IQ may mean a higher risk/return ratio.
Posted In: Investing, investors

Investing insight from the Wizard of Omaha

Feb 25, 2012
Investors eagerly wait to read the annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders by its CEO and stockpicker-in-chief, Warren Buffett. As always, it’s an illuminating, insightful read into business, the economy and investing.
Posted In: Investing, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Housing, gold

How risky is the modern gold rush?

Feb 10, 2012
Gold is a "precious metal" with a storied history, but its value lies in the madness of the crowd. It's a speculation, not an investment.
Posted In: gold, Investing, speculation, emerging markets, Warren Buffett

Thrill seeker? Risk averse? It matters

Feb 6, 2012
What I like about the insurance money management framework is that it takes seriously the idea that how you save and where you save is all about what you want out of life -- your goals, your desires, your values, your lifestyle.
Posted In: Investing, insurance, portfolios, retirement savings

Facebook reportedly close to IPO filing

Jan 31, 2012
Facebook’s share-offer registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission will disclose its earnings, salaries and business risks.
Posted In: IPO, Facebook, Investing

What's the difference: Secured vs. unsecured bonds

Jan 26, 2012
Learn the difference between secured and unsecured debt -- a lesson that Irish taxpayers could use as they face the prospect of footing the bill for the bailout of state-owned Anglo Irish Bank.
Posted In: bonds, Investing, Ireland, whiteboard

Hedge funds aren't so good after all

Jan 24, 2012
"If all the money that's ever been invested in hedge funds had been put in Treasury bills instead, the results would have been twice as good," says Simon Lack. Oops.
Posted In: Investing, hedge funds, pension funds

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