Just What is the Threat to Your "Buying Power"?

[From the Editor: Although gasoline prices seem to have bottomed, the continuing smell of deflation lingers in the air. With mortgage rates down and a pent-up demand for buying homes still alive and well, the biggest expense that we all face each month, housing, keeps moving higher.

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Will the Markets Take Off of Crash Land?

We've taken off on the wings of 2015 for what we hope will be another opportunistic journey through the financial markets.

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Protect Yourself Against the Next "Black Swan"

It's not easy to smile when the value of your investments are down 40%. If you were invested in anything except U.S. Treasury bonds at the end of 2008 through March 2009 you still remember how that "sucker punch" knocked the air out of your lungs. Terrible market crashes, catastrophic events that precede them, are sometimes called "Black Swans".

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Investors Who Fear Market Motions May Miss the Boat

[Editor's Note: Before I introduce another great article by Frank Holmes, the CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors, I wanted to comment on this timely topic. Whether you were impacted by the correction that hit bottom on Oct. 15, 2014, or you saw your energy stocks decimated by the current drop, you may be feeling traumatized.

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Take Back the Retirement You Dreamed of at 40

Is it even possible today to retire rich? The short answer is “yes.” We all know people who have done just that. Watching your neighbors Bob and Betty Rich live the good life well into their 90s only tells you it’s possible, not whether you’re prepared to do it too. So let’s forget about the Riches and focus on you.

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