Timeless Tips from the “Richest Man in Babylon”

In the early 1920s, George S. Clason wrote a series of articles about acquiring and keeping wealth that were passed out by insurance companies to their customers. In 1926, he combined these essays into a book titled, The Richest Man in Babylon. To this day, that book remains in print. In it, a series of … Read more

12 Ways The Economy Is Already In Worse Shape Than It Was During The Depths Of The Last Recession

Did you know that the percentage of children in the United States that are living in poverty is actually significantly higher than it was back in 2008?  When I write about an “economic collapse”, most people think of a collapse of the financial markets.  And without a doubt, one is coming very shortly, but let … Read more

Is Gold a Stupid “Pet Rock” or a Bedrock Asset?

Greece defaulted at the end of June, and metals investors expected higher prices in July. What we expected isn’t what we got. It isn’t the first or last time markets surprised investors. Do lower spot prices mean precious metals are failing as a safe-haven investment? Jason Zweig, from the Wall Street Journal, thinks so. He’s … Read more

Can The Bull Run Continue Through A Changing Investing Landscape?

Throughout the past several years, we’ve watched as the bulls pushed valuations higher and higher. However, the investing landscape is changing; and changing quickly. The big question now is whether or not the bull run is likely to continue. Today, we’ll talk about how the investing landscape is changing, what is likely to be the … Read more

U.S. Economy Slouches toward Recession as Eurozone Crisis Widens

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen may have missed her window of opportunity to raise interest rates. The economic data no longer paint a picture of even a tepid recovery. Since the start of the year, key indicators for the economy began pointing toward recession. Add to that the recent Eurozone chaos surrounding the Greek default … Read more

Existing Home Sales | US Economy Signal Coming Soon

On Monday, we can expect to see the release of existing home sales data from the United States. This is a key signal for those that watch the United States economy or investors interested in US assets. So, today, we’ll briefly discuss what the data is, talk a bit about what we can expect to … Read more

Will Greece Reach A Deal To Keep Funding Flowing?

One of the biggest stories in the eurozone today is Greece. Recently, a new government was elected that vowed to end many of the spending cuts the country has been facing. The only problem is that Greece is currently receiving financial assistance as the economy in the country doesn’t seem to be able to maintain … Read more