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Cars, Bikes, Trains and Planes

Stephen Petranek

At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ford Motor Co. stepped into a new era of commuting seamlessly between different forms of transport by offering prototypes of two new bicycle designs. Stephen Petranek explains how this could make your commute a lot easier...

What Is The Fed?

Genevieve Lefranc

As much as we hate it, paying attention to and understanding the Federal Reserve System is more critical to your investments now than ever before. Read on for everything you need to understand the Federal Reserve.

Addison WigginAttention to Deficits Disorder

Addison Wiggin

A Daily Reckoning classique. Since it’s Friday the 13th, we thought we’d take an unlucky look back at the fate of U.S. deficits and debt accumulation since those quaint, pre-crisis days. This was first published in The Daily Reckoning on May, 17, 2005. So foolish we were to be concerned about deficits and debt waaay back then. Alas, the writing had already been scribbled on the wall for years…

Why the U.S. is Letting China Accumulate Gold

James Rickards

A lot of people think about gold as a percentage of a country’s total reserves. They are surprised to learn that the United States has 70 percent of its reserves in gold. Meanwhile, China only has about 1 percent of its reserves in gold. Jim Rickards explains why the U.S. helps manipulate the price of gold for China’s benefit...

The Strong Dollar Could Turn on a Dime

James Rickards

A currency war typically happens when there’s not enough growth in the world to go around for all the debt obligations. Jim Rickards explains how the currency wars could change the strong dollar's fate faster than most investors expect...

The Potentially Harmful Chemicals in Your Home Right Now

Stephen Petranek

Endocrine disrupters may not be your number one health fear, but these hidden chemicals are oozing out of common goods you probably have in your home right now and a new study suggests they are potentially harmful. Stephen Petranek has more on the possible health effects of endocrine disrupters, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

A “Cheap” Way to Buy Expensive Stocks

Greg Guenthner

The next time you're scared off from a $100 stock--don't be! There's no "reasonable amount of shares" you need to own in order to make money. Remember, if a stock can grow to $100 per share, what's to stop it from becoming a $500 stock? Or a $1,000 stock?

Addison WigginThe Currency Wars of the 20th Century

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin checks in with Jim Rickards and does a quick historical overview of the currency struggles that have brought us up to 2015 and onward. After you read, you won’t look at the tolls you have to pay on the highway the same way ever again…