People are having children later in life, which leaves them with less time to accumulate savings for retirement.
Utility stocks are traditionally thought of as safe investments, no matter what happens at Wall Street.
How to profit from "growth capitalists" and make twice the returns a typical VC can hope for
Those in retirement age often find it difficult to actually stop working. They’ve been holding down one job or another for anywhere from 40 – 50 years, depending on when they started and when they retire.
Most mutual funds don’t come close to beating the indexes they’re compared against. And yet they carry steep fees for active management. In the example of one of Dennis’ friends he paid 1.38% and made 6% on his mutual fund. In reality the fund made 7
Doug Casey believes the current gold correction has bottomed. Speaking to me a few days ago, he said: "With rare exceptions—that are mainly luck—only liars buy at the exact bottom and sell at the exact top. Purchase of precious metals remains the mos
Everyone is looking to make the "Big Score" in the resource sector—that one special discovery that is not just elephant- but brontosaurus-size: big enough to put you into the annals of resource exploration and make fortunes for your investors.
Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials are all suffering from the effects of the ZIRP virus
A recent article penned by Jeff Sommer for The New York Times noted that in 1953, when How to Marry a A million dollars used to mean something not too long ago. When I was growing up it meant basically what $8.7 million means today.
One set of investors has managed to catapult themselves to near-demigod status in recent years, with revelers hanging on their every word. They even have their own TV shows. Yet, with one simple investment, you could make double what they do. Here's
Your retirement dreams have never been in a more perilous situation, at least not in the memory of anyone alive today. Rising taxes and health care costs, diminishing benefits and next to nothing yields have forced seniors and those saving for retire
For many primary gold producers, Q213 was a breathtakingly bad quarter. It wasn't so much the massive drop in earnings many reported—those had been, for the most part, expected—but the so-called "impairment charges" announced.
Whether we work during retirement or not should be our own choice, not the result of circumstances beyond our control. Unfortunately as many seniors approach retirement age they find they just don’t have that option, and must keep slogging at their d
Most of us accumulate way too much during our lifetime and at some point must make the difficult decision about what to keep and what to purge.
In the not too distant past it was easy to figure out how much you needed to save for retirement, what your investment allocation should be, and how much risk to take on.
Most people thinking of retirement think back to the “old” days with generous pensions, defined benefits, and employers and government looking out for our interest. It’s different now, pensions are gone and employers and government alike are looking
I've always wondered why we tend to glorify pirates and treasure hunters: the Indiana Joneses, the Jack Sparrows, the Long John Silvers. I think it's because most people, while it may not be reflected in their daily lives, are adventurers at heart.
When many of us were younger we learned that the safest place to put your money was in a bank issued certificate of deposit. It’s insured by the government and the bank will pay you interest until maturity.
The rise of humans from fearful creatures huddled around cave fires to the dominant species on the planet largely parallels the evolution of weaponry. Different subgroups rose and fell, spreading their culture or declining in influence as they either
David Galland asks Casey Research Senior Economist Terry Coxon probing questions on money, inflation, and why government meddling is inevitable.
Many seniors are turning to the equity in their homes to help cover the bills during retirement. For many, this is simply because their income has dried up but the bills keep coming.
Most mutual funds don’t come close to beating the indexes they’re compared against. And yet they carry steep fees for active management. In this article Dennis turns to senior analyst Vedran Vuk to explain how to find comparable low-fee ETFs to repla
Despite some positive data, the global economy is showing signs of slowing, a remarkable development in itself when you consider all the money printing and deficit spending that's transpired over the past few years.
Software is making human beings obsolete.
The issue is no longer one of waiting to see what the government is going to do; the real issue is what are we as investors going to do?
With a rising stock market based on cheap credit it’s really no wonder that gold and other precious metals have taken a hit. Investors move money to where they think they can get the best return in good times or the best protection in bad times, at l
Increased industrial usage is a positive sign for silver investors.
The basic imbalance driving our economy is the government deficit, which spun out of control as a result of the Credit Crisis of 2008/9. But the sequester, improving tax base, lower interest rate, and elimination of stimulus spending have caused the
Older investors are starved for income investments that don’t require them to take on undue risk. The days of 7% CDs are gone and not coming back any time soon. There are however, investments were we can still get decent yield if we’re willing to tak
It’s high time investors heed the yellow caution flags waving in front of their margin accounts. Much like the NASCAR driver who pumps his brakes to avoid disaster when he sees the caution flag, it's time for us to slow down.