It’s murky times for income investors, or retirees struggling to live off of their nest eggs. The inability to place money in CDs has left many feeling lost. When “father always said…” advice no longer applies, and the old ways to grow robust portfol
How applying new technologies to old oil fields has changed America
Traditionally, bonds have been looked at as one of the safest investments around. To see whether this is really true, we first define safety and its counterpart risk. Then we look at the top 3 risks investments have to see if bonds pass all three cat
Just because you've reached 65 doesn't mean you have to retire - that is, if you don't want to. There are many people out there who stick with a job well past "retirement age" simply because they enjoy it. Unfortunately, there are also people out the
Most Americans are still oblivious to potential in gold this year, but foreigners are buying, and that's setting the stage for spectacular gains—on the right stocks.
Social taboos have dropped left and right since I was a young man raising a family, but one is unlikely to disappear any time soon: holding too much personal debt. But debt need not be a personal tragedy nor a badge of shame. For some, it is simply a
Why investing in gold stocks is one of the best ways to make a fortune
In years past, if a person spent years working for a company, and was promised a pension plan, they could ease into retirement, knowing they would be secure and no longer have to worry about money. Nowadays, folks who trust to their pensions can end
Bud Conrad makes a compelling case for why now is the time to buy gold.
It's not exactly news that gold mining stocks have been in a slump for more than two years. Many investors who owned them have thrown in the towel by now, or are holding simply because a paper loss isn't a realized loss until you sell.
Now looks like the best time to jump into undervalued precious metals mining stocks
Obamacare still seems like a vague thing to most folks, particularly to those who may be most affected by it. Dr. Vliet, an independent physician herself, dives into the areas of the law that impact seniors the most and offers some tips on how to bet
Laddering reminds most people of a strategy often used when owning multiple CDs. Back when interest rates made them worthwhile, if you were trying to arrange cash flow, you could stagger the maturity dates of your CDs so you always had one maturing i
The most profitable energy trends for the coming year.
Too often, when folks receive an increase in pay they will run out and buy more toys with the extra money instead of putting it to work for them. In extreme cases - where people receive a huge windfall - it's not uncommon to hear that they blew all o
Seniors and savers may not think that investing in energy stocks is a safe enough investment for their portfolios, but there are ways to get exposure to this market without taking undue risk. Dennis sits down with Marin Katusa, senior editor of Casey
Some companies are better than others at pivoting their strategies to overcome inflation or other cost-increasing concerns. The best companies can push cost increases out to the market quickly (think gas companies), allowing them to stay profitable e
In the global war for energy supremacy, Russia has won another victory over the United States.
In this modern world, 3-year-olds can typically navigate iPads and/or other techie gadgets. Instead of lugging backpacks full of books to school, they simply take their tablets with them and read their books on them.
In order to help their patients, doctors must first understand the underlying causes of any symptoms being exhibited. Similarly, investors who are seeking to understand lackluster performance also need to understand the underlying causes of their sym
If you're like me, you've bought gold due to the money printing policies of most developed countries and the effect those policies will have on the future purchasing power of our paper money. Probably also because there's no viable way for government
Seniors and savers may not think that moving assets abroad is within their scope, but it most definitely should be. Dennis sits down with Nick Giambruno, editor of International Man and expert on all things international, to discuss why seniors and s
With the advent of more and more anti-aging and life-extension R&D in the biotech field—a subject my colleague Alex Daley knows all about—death may not be as inevitable as we think. While I don't believe that I will be among the lucky ones to reach a
A truly balanced portfolio doesn't just ensure protection against any one investment going south - it also considers the day-to-day financial needs of the investor and their risk profile. The old adages we used to know about retirement no longer appl
The end-of-the-year marks Thanksgiving, holiday parties and the anticipation of a new year. It's easy to forget to reflect on the past year - and to make sure your annual priorities have been met. With Obamacare coming in just a matter of days, there
We are often giving retirees information on the risks facing their portfolios from all sorts of angles. At this time of year, we take a moment to reflect on the things that retirees have to be thankful for - and there are many! Read about some of the
Most folks think an inheritance or other windfall would be very exciting, but on the rare occasions that it happens many are terrified they'll lose it. The best armor anyone has when it comes to investing, whether for income or for growth, is informa
When I coached baseball many years ago, a young ballplayer came to me asking for advice. I offered my opinion: he needed to get his act together.
Contrary to what many people think, your return on investment isn't the right way to judge your financial advisor. There are other key areas you need to consider before giving him or her a pat on the back or firing him or her on the spot. Find out wh
A thought-provoking interview with Krassimir Petrov, Austrian economist