Collateral damage can assume many forms—and though some may be more newsworthy than others, the latter are no less real, nor any less frightening.
How the West got on the hook that it finds itself on today… and how smart investors can profit
According to some analysts, on an inflation-adjusted basis, gold has already matched its 1980s peak—but is that really true?
Constant vigilance is imperative for seniors, savers and income investors. It allows for flexibility in response to market conditions when a coming storm threatens the security of investments. It’s possible to maneuver into a safer position when you
All too many people allow fear to immobilize them when it comes to investing for their own retirement. Many of these people are capable, successful and intelligent and have often made millions for their businesses in their respective fields. There’s
While Keystone XL is the talk of the day, this hush-hush project has already passed its Senate hurdle… and one company is getting ready to make a killing
Will “the other monetary metal” be stuck in the doldrums forever?
Optimal diversification: We all want it. Diversification is, after all, the holy grail of portfolio management. Our senior research analyst Andrey Dashkov has said that many times before, and he echoes that refrain in his editorial guest spot below.
Having a good, balanced portfolio means having an investing strategy that brings healthy returns while protecting your nest egg from risk. The best possible way to protect any portfolio is by diversifying. It seems like a mantra to many, but many hav
Adjusting the growth of the money supply sets off multiple reactions, some of which can come back to bite.
The toy trap: we all have friends who’ve fallen in. I received a wave of emails after publishing Debt: The Last Social Taboo?, all sharing similar sad stories.
Keep this goal in mind as you read on: solid income and growth with minimal risk and no catastrophic losses. Just tuck it in the back of your head.
Much fuss was made yesterday when my colleague Nick Giambruno released a report outlining the incredible tax benefits to be had, by Americans no less (the only people in the world to be taxed back home even when we leave), in Puerto Rico.
You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” In that same vein: What is worse than being at risk? You guessed it! Not knowing you’re at risk.
Dieting is a four-letter word to many, but a necessary evil for an equal number of people. Losing weight is not only good for your health, it can also be good for your wallet. On average, people aged 65+ spend more than $5,000 per year on health-rela
When things get dicey in a country, citizens turn to traditional inflation hedges.
The mention of a government-backed IRA in Obama’s state of the union address earlier this year may look like a good deal. After all, who wouldn’t want a retirement account with the full backing of the US government? But, despite its fanfare, myRA may
The junior resource market has been a bear for the last couple of years, but no matter what happens with this market there can be a place for it even in the most conservative of portfolios. Dennis interviews Louis James, editor of Casey International
Just because you can apply for a reverse mortgage doesn’t mean you should. First, you need to get a basic understanding of what it is, who can take advantage of it, and how it works. Get a general idea of how these work, as well as who is poised to b
Lessons in successful contrarian investing from the master’s star pupil
Undoubtedly, unemployment is important for retirees and soon-to-be retirees. Also important is understanding the inflation rate as it’s reporting by the US. Both numbers seem to have been improving over the past few reporting periods, but those measu
There are some key ways to find out if your financial advisor is working with your best interest in mind – and if they have the skill required to handle your nest egg. We’ve identified the top 5 red flags that will help you quickly determine whether
Historically, there’s a seasonality to gold prices—find out what’s the best time to buy bullion on the cheap
Now that it appears clear the bottom is in for gold, it’s time to stop fretting about how low prices will drop and how long the correction will last—and start looking at how high they’ll go and when they’ll get there.
How a new treatment for Alzheimer's could change the medical landscape forever and make fortunes for early investors
Smart savers have a retirement account, but few understand the difference between the different types of retirement accounts available. It’s hard to know whether to keep money in a traditional 401(k) or move it into an IRA or Roth IRA or if there are
Quantitative Easing (QE) is no longer a surprise, but the fact that it's continued for so long is. Like many Miller’s Money readers, I believe the government cannot continue to pay its bills by having the Federal Reserve buy debt with newly created m
Swinging for the fences isn’t always the best tact when you’re talking about investing. Income investors and savers prefer a little more steadiness, and a whole lot less risk. There are ways to allocate your portfolio to bring in the gains you need t
Ben Bernanke’s reign as Fed chairman has come to an end, and he’s leaving behind quite the legacy. Among his accolades, he’s bailed out “too big to fail” banks, continued to buy Treasure bonds in order to keep interest rates down, forced seniors to p
In his quest for new vehicles to combat risk while still gaining yield, Dennis and his team have turned their eye to Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) to see identify the potential for seniors and savers. MLPs and how they work can be somewhat compl