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Advance Notice of the Next Market Crash

Chris Mayer

News flash: The future is uncertain. (Gasp!) But given this uncertainty how are you supposed to invest successfully? It would be nice to ride stocks on the way up... and bow out before the crash... but few are able to do it without sheer luck. Chris Mayer, searching for a successful method, looks back to the 1929 market crash for clues...


A New Bank that Challenges the US Dollar’s Reserve Status

Liam Halligan

As owner of the world's reserve currency, the US has enjoyed a cushy spot in the global economy. But with the rise of a group of rival countries the dollar's reserve status is under attack. And if it somehow gets knocked off its perch, the effects throughout the world (and in the US in particular) would be disastrous. Liam Halligan explains...


Diverse Opportunities in the Boomer-Controlled Market

Greg Guenthner

The US population is aging. The total number of births in the US peaked over seven years ago. And as the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement, it's becoming clear that there's no easy way to offset the trend. And that presents some unique investment opportunities most people have overlooked. Greg Guenthner explains...


5 Min. ForecastWhat Your Grocery Bill Says About Your Investment Future

Dave Gonigam

Despite rapidly rising food prices, American households still spend relatively little on groceries. And while plenty of factors contribute to lower food costs in the US, that can lead to serious competition... and that means a good investment opportunity is right around the corner. Dave Gonigam explores...


New Index Points to a Steep Drop in Asset Prices

Chris Mayer

Wouldn't it be convenient to know how fragile or how prone to cracking up the stock market... bond market... and housing market are? Well, Chris Mayer recently created a new index that does just that. And it's signaling that a sharp drop in asset prices is a high possibility. Read on...


How Google Helped Legitimize Bitcoin

Luke Mcgrath

Since its introduction more than nine years ago, bitcoin has gone from fledgling digital currency to complete phenomenon. And while it still has its detractors, there's good reason to believe that bitcoin could very well be the "currency of the future" its proponents claim it is. And Google just agreed with them. Luke McGrath explains...


Protect Yourself from the Crony Capitalists

Richard Ebeling

Capitalism has become a dirty word in America. But that's only because the current form of capitalism being practiced in the U.S. is a corrupt version of what the Founding Fathers had in mind... It's now something wholly unrecognizable and far more dangerous than what any of them had in mind. Richard Ebeling explains...


Why You Should Rethink Your Earnings Season Strategy

Greg Guenthner

From heightened political pressure on Russia to the conflict between Israel and Palestine, it seems world events in the last week have really spooked the markets. But even before that, there was something else that was worrying investors... earnings. Today, Greg Guenthner explains how this will play out...


Addison WigginCash-In on the Long-Term Trend in Farmland

Addison Wiggin

"Buy land," the old saying goes, "they're not making it anymore." Of course, there's more to it than that. But if you look closely at some of the disturbing trends in US farmland, you'll find that this could be some of the best investment advice you get all year. Addison Wiggin has the full story...


The IPO that Will Change Your Approach to Investing

Wayne Mulligan

Investing in startup companies is no sure thing. Most of the startups out there will probably lose money. But if you cast a wide enough net over these investments, they could pay off handsomely. Today, Wayne Mulligan describes the first of many of these startups whose IPO comes on the heals of equity crowdfunding...