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7 Low-Cost Gold ETFs
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7 Low-Cost Gold ETFs

Gold investors typically tout several virtues of the yellow metal: It hedges against inflation, they say, it's an uncorrelated asset that doesn't move…
September 19, 2018
6 Ways to Beat Rising Interest Rates
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6 Ways to Beat Rising Interest Rates

June 12, 2018
The 10 Best Energy Stocks to Buy for This "New Normal"
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The 10 Best Energy Stocks to Buy for This "New Normal"

The more-than-doubling of crude oil prices over the past couple of years has been a difficult rally to trust.
June 8, 2018
Why Trading in Bitcoin or Other Cryptocurrencies is Playing with Fire
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Why Trading in Bitcoin or Other Cryptocurrencies is Playing with Fire

You're probably aware that investing in bitcoin is risky in general, but let's take a look at the specific reasons why you could get burned.
June 8, 2018
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10 Commodities to Buy to Beat Back This Volatile Market
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10 Commodities to Buy to Beat Back This Volatile Market

That bout of weakness in February turned out to be a lot more than just another little market hiccup to file away and forget.
May 2, 2018
Should You Invest in Commodities?
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Should You Invest in Commodities?

Investments in crops, metals, energy, currencies and other tangible things tend to go up when stocks and bonds go down.
April 10, 2018
How to Explain Bitcoin to Your Grandchildren
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How to Explain Bitcoin to Your Grandchildren

A monetary blast from the past: To understand today's new cryptocurrencies, it helps to take a look at how currencies evolved in the first place.
April 2, 2018
7 Reasons Bitcoin Is Doomed
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7 Reasons Bitcoin Is Doomed

A crash in this and other cryptocurrencies is inevitable.
March 9, 2018
Bitcoin: Why You Should NOT Invest in Today's Fool's Gold
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Bitcoin: Why You Should NOT Invest in Today's Fool's Gold

If Bitcoin is at $10,000 today it's because the fool who bought it for $10,000 is hoping another greater fool will pay $12,000 for it tomorrow. But wh…
February 21, 2018
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Commodities: A “Golden” Way to Play the Improving Economy
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Commodities: A “Golden” Way to Play the Improving Economy

If you don’t own commodities, add them. If you do … add a little more.
February 6, 2018
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Flying Blind With Bitcoin: Should You Invest, too?
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Flying Blind With Bitcoin: Should You Invest, too?

My own kids dabble in bitcoin. If you feel compelled to join the crowd, I have three pieces of advice for you.
January 23, 2018
10 Top Funds for a 2018 Gusher in Energy Stocks
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10 Top Funds for a 2018 Gusher in Energy Stocks

The Northeast and the Midwest were brought to a standstill in late 2017 thanks to a nasty winter storm, followed by record-breaking cold to start the …
January 9, 2018
The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in 2018
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The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in 2018

The strangest of years will be drawing to a close in just a few weeks.
December 8, 2017
Should You Be Tempted to Invest in Bitcoin?
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Should You Be Tempted to Invest in Bitcoin?

The recent eye-popping gains in the cryptocurrency are hard to ignore, but the proposition may not be as sexy as it sounds.
December 5, 2017
Looking for Cash? The Real Value of Your Gold Jewelry
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Looking for Cash? The Real Value of Your Gold Jewelry

recently bought $163 of 14k gold jewelry at retail price and then solicited offers on the gold from four different vendors.
October 4, 2017
Why Silver and Gold Look Shiny to Investors Right Now
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Why Silver and Gold Look Shiny to Investors Right Now

While they have their downsides, precious metals offer a hedge in times of trouble and inflation. Now could be a good time to take a look.
April 24, 2017
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5 Gold-Rated Funds to Beat the Market
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5 Gold-Rated Funds to Beat the Market

The Morningstar Medalist rating gives us confidence that these picks should outpace the indexes over the long haul.
March 7, 2017
Thinking About Buying Gold? Think Again
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Thinking About Buying Gold? Think Again

The precious metal makes for a nice anniversary present, but it's not a good investment.
November 30, 2016
10 Worst Stocks of the Bull Market
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10 Worst Stocks of the Bull Market

Pity investors who have held commodity stocks all the way through this long bull market.
November 8, 2016
What's Keeping Investors Up At Night?
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What's Keeping Investors Up At Night?

People tend to worry about things they cannot control, but they should focus instead on proper diversification and lowering fees.
October 31, 2016
An Investor's Guide to the Gold Rally
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An Investor's Guide to the Gold Rally

And two ways to play a rally. Just don’t bet the milk money.
June 10, 2016
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Good Reasons to Buy and Hold Exxon Stock Forever
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Good Reasons to Buy and Hold Exxon Stock Forever

Exxon pays a generous dividend and, despite losing its coveted triple-A credit rating, the energy giant’s finances are rock solid.
May 16, 2016
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Why the Humble Penny Refuses to Die
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Why the Humble Penny Refuses to Die

The coin's survival has more to do with lobbying dollars than common sense.
March 30, 2016
What the U.S. Dollar Can Tell Investors About Oil Prices
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What the U.S. Dollar Can Tell Investors About Oil Prices

Watch the Fed and U.S. dollar to figure out if and when oil may bottom and start to recover.
March 30, 2016
Dividend Investors, Don't Give Up on Energy Stocks
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Dividend Investors, Don't Give Up on Energy Stocks

Attractive yields make many of the shares we recommended appealing enough until oil prices rebound.
March 4, 2016
Some Investors Seek Safety in Gold Amid Stock Volatility
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Some Investors Seek Safety in Gold Amid Stock Volatility

Recent dollar weakness and growing talk about negative interest rates are pushing up the yellow metal.
February 25, 2016