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Interest Rates

Rate Hikes on the Horizon?

Last Friday’s jobs data filled most investors with confidence going into the second half of the year. This week, notwithstanding some disconcerting nuclear brinksmanship, markets remain calm. Along with the


What Makes Women Better Investors

Remember that book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus? It sold more than 50 million copies in the ‘90s! It brilliantly shed light on some of the biggest


Space Exploration and Travel: Is It Crazy… or Inevitable?

Of course, everyone in the Baby Boom generation remembers how uniting and inspiring the early orbits and moon landings were. Such heroic efforts, much like wars, also advance learning and


Predicting for Future of Gold

In an Unpredictable Market, the Future of Gold Remains Clear Even though the markets haven’t behaved logically of late, it would have seemed a slam dunk for gold to rise


Why We’re Headed Toward Gold $700 by 2018

Investors are fleeing to gold in a desperate attempt to weather the recent market volatility… but is this long time “safe-haven” actually poised to collapse wiping out trillions of dollars

Housing Market

American Home Values Are About to Be Cut in Half

Home Values Will Lose 30% – 60% of Their Value by 2018 The global financial markets continue to panic amidst the uncertainty of what president-elect Donald Trump will do now that


One of the Most Dangerous Games Made Safe

In the coming years, we’ll see much more volatility in the market. The fact that the VIX (or volatility index) has hit its lowest levels ever this year is of


On the Search for Buried Treasure… You Have to Know Where to Look

I earned my scuba diving certification 30 years ago, although I don’t use it very often. It’s not that I don’t like diving, it just takes a lot of time


Angel Investing: A Graveyard if You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

If there’s one thing I’ve had (painful) experiences with, its angel investing. I invested in 15 early-stage companies, and guess what? I lost most of my money. It wasn’t because


Pot is the New Alcohol: A Money-Making Business

Pot is what alcohol used to be. It’s an industry ready to take off, but one that’s still finding its way, and one whose progress is not exactly encouraged by