Market Review

What has been happening in the stock and bond markets, where are they headed and what to do about it.

America Is Off-Course star
The United States continue to follow economic policies which have not worked in the past.

Bond Portfolio and Interest Rates star
Does the impending interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve have you worried? Interest rate moves influence the return on bonds. Rising rates can translate into bond losses. Is your portfolio prepared for future rate hikes?

Financial Freedoms star
Independence Day is the perfect time to reflect on the financial freedoms we have in the USA. Much of the world does not share our level of freedom, financial or otherwise. Do you realize how many freedoms you have?

Gold and the US Dollar star
A look at the US dollar and gold.

Information Overload Hurts Your Portfolio star
Do you believe that you need the maximum information to make a good financial decision? Are you always checking the up-to-the-minute news on your favorite financial site? You could be doing harm to your portfolio.

Investing is a Waiting Game star
Patience is the toughest part of being an investor.

Market Correction Benefits star
How could losing money be beneficial? Market corrections are a healthy part of any stock market. They can be quite beneficial to all investors.

New Inflationary Era for Consumers star
Consumers will have to get used to paying more food and clothing.

Our Financial System Is Broken star
Pending Financial "Reform" Leaves the Fox Guarding the Hen House

Setbacks can breed Success star
Cycling the Tour de France provides valuable lessons for investing. Lessons can be learned from Lance Armstrong success for your investment strategy...

Stock Market Volatility Returns star
Markets have seen more volatility recently. The NASDAQ, Dow, and S&P 500 have had wild up and down swings. It is possible more such volatility will continue in the coming weeks. Are you prepared for it?

Thanksgiving Money Reflections star
Thanksgiving is the traditional holiday for expressing gratitude. It is a good time to reflect on all the things we have to appreciate. This applies to our financial lives as well.

The 1930s, 21st Century Style star
There is still lots of talk about another Great Depression. Here are some of the differences between now and then.

The Driving Force Behind Middle East Unrest star
The real driving force behind the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East is simple. It's food.

The Fed and History star
The Federal Reserve's policies are stupid. History says so.

The Fed and Wall Street star
Wall Street has received trillions of dollars from the Federal Reserve and wants more.

The Secret to Successful Investing star
The "secret" to successful long-term investing is knowing where we are in the secular market cycle.

TIPS, I Bonds, and Deflation star
Investors have a need to plan for inflation since this is what erodes future spending power. TIPS and I Bonds were created to protect against inflation. They respond differently to the threat of deflation.

Wall Street Consensus Is Often Wrong star
If Wall Street tells you some investment is a sure thing, run the other way as fast as you can.

Why Libya Is Important to Oil Prices star
Saudi Arabia cannot not easily make up for lost oil production from Libya.

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