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Sage Advice for Bored Investors

Chris Mayer

It's amazing what some people will do out of sheer boredom. Investors, for example, will often throw money around, simply because they have nothing better to do - as if making MORE moves automatically translates to MORE money. Today, Chris Mayer explains why this emotion is so dangerous and how staving it off can save you a ton of money...


The One Word Every IPO Investor Needs to Know

Jonas Elmerraji

When a big company IPOs, investors can hardly contain their excitement. In a flash of exuberance, they throw money at a company they've already decided is worth something... even if the market hasn't made up its mind yet. Today, Jonas Elmerraji explains how one simple word can change the fate of every IPO investor. Read on...


NATO Meeting Gives You a Strong “Buy” Signal

Byron King

In early September, 2014 an important meeting was held at the posh Celtic Manor, in Newport, Wales. Heads of state were present. But it was the appearance of a Lockheed F-35B fighter jet that held the real story of what was going on... Today, Byron King pulls back the curtain on this meeting, and how you can use it to your advantage in the market. Read on...


How to Invest in a Strong Dollar World

Chris Mayer

Our friend Jim Rickards and founder Addison Wiggin believe the dollar will soon meet its demise. Chris Mayer, on the other hand, thinks the dollar will only get stronger this year and next. We'll let you decide for yourself. In this featured essay Chris lays out his train of thought and a guide for investing in a strong dollar world. Read on...


“How to Get Rich” is Not How You’d Expect

Chris Mayer

The first thing you might notice about the life of Felix Dennis is that he devoured crack cocaine during massive orgies with hookers at his mansion. Yet despite his penchant for sex and blow, he admitted, "making money is the one addiction I cannot shake." And thankfully, he wrote a book about it. Chris Mayer explains...


MaestroWill The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back?

Ron Paul

The Swiss gold referendum in November is far more important that many people realize. The outcome could quell or confirm doubts about the amount of physical gold available at the New York Fed. And that could send the price of gold higher by multiples. Dr. Ron Paul brings you up to speed on what's happening in Switzerland...


3 Things Driving the Biggest Investment Story of the Decade

Ray Blanco

Forget about the new iPhone or the Apple Watch. They may create a huge frenzy right now, but they don't have any staying power. In fact, as Ray Blanco points out, these new products are just fads, especially when compared to one incredible story that's poised to be the biggest technology trend of this decade. Read on...


Why a Strong U.S. Dollar is a Commodity Killer

Matt Insley

What's green and white and absolutely killing the commodity sector? Answer: The U.S. dollar... That's right the ol' greenback has been on a tear since the beginning of July, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Today, Matt Insley explains why this is such a huge blow for commodities... and oil in particular. Read on...


AudioInterview: Jim Rickards on the Death of Money

David Mcalvany

In an interview on the McAlvany Weekly Commentary podcast, Jim Rickards sits down for a frank discussion of (among other things) gold, the US dollar and why the collapse of the international monetary system will not be the end of the world...


Bill BonnerHow to Bend, Stretch, and Break the Law for Fun and Profit

Bill Bonner

A healthy economy is one based on a limited amount of money and credit. But this is not a healthy economy. And if you know how, there are several ways to game the system... Today, Bill Bonner relays two of them. Note: This is meant to entertain and inform, not to encourage criminality or recklessness. Read on...