Archives for February, 2014

Outside the Box: World Money Analyst Update on Europe

  For the last two weeks on Thursdays we have brought you special editions of Outside the Box featuring World Money Analyst Managing Editor Kevin Brekke’s interviews with WMA contributing editors. We heard from Ankur Shah on emerging markets and Alexei Medved on Russia, and this week we wrap up the series with a frank, […]

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The Ty Cobb Approach to Retirement Investing

When baseball fans talk about players from the early 1900s, Babe Ruth is normally the first person mentioned. He was a great home-run hitter with 714 career home runs, a record that stood for almost 40 years. Only two men have surpassed it. Ruth struck out 1,330 times—a record that also stood for several decades. […]

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Doug Casey: “There’s going to be a bubble in gold stocks”

jwplayer.key=”auTgJ3gCo3ALnijT0GGWOhVCX0BUIw04HJ4ilrN7Jes=”; The following video is an excerpt from “Upturn Millionaires—How to Play the Turning Tides in the Precious Metals Market.” In it, natural-resource legends Doug Casey and Rick Rule discuss the deeply undervalued junior mining sector and the rare opportunity for spectacular returns it offers investors right now. Loading the player … jwplayer(“vidBox”).setup({ image:”//d15s74raupkmp7.cloudfront.net/sites/upturn/images/um-clip1-thumb.jpg”, file: […]

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Outside the Box: Buffett’s annual letter: What you can learn from my real estate investments

  It does not hurt to be reminded once in a while about what it means to be a “true investor,” and who better to remind us than Warren Buffett? Today’s Outside the Box comes to us from the pages of Fortune magazine (hat tip to my good friend Tom Romero of Capital Research Partners, […]

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Bernanke’s Legacy

“Mr. Bernanke, on the way out, don’t let the door hit ya, where the good Lord split ya!” That’s what I’ve imagined my former coworker Charley—a brilliant Alabamian who was proud to be called a redneck—might have said as the former Fed chairman stepped down. In case you missed it, here’s Bernanke’s highlight reel: The […]

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Bernanke’s Legacy

“Mr. Bernanke, on the way out, don’t let the door hit ya, where the good Lord split ya!” That’s what I’ve imagined my former coworker Charley—a brilliant Alabamian who was proud to be called a redneck—might have said as the former Fed chairman stepped down. In case you missed it, here’s Bernanke’s highlight reel: The […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Appetite for Distraction

  … It was during the siege of Fort Sumter that the story I want to share with you takes place…. This story came to me from the pen of Jared Dillian, the very talented writer of an excellent publication called The Daily Dirtnap; and the moment I read it I knew I had to […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Worst Ten-Letter Word

  “Inequality has emerged as a major issue in the US and beyond. A generation ago it could reasonably have been asserted that the overall growth rate of the economy was the main influence on the growth in middle-class incomes and progress in reducing poverty. This is no longer a plausible claim. “The share of […]

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Outside the Box: World Money Analyst Update on Russia

  In last week’s special Thursday edition of Outside the Box, World Money Analyst Managing Editor Kevin Brekke interviewed WMA contributor Ankur Shah on emerging markets, but they didn’t touch on one very important emerging market: Russia. So this week I have brought Kevin back to sound out the views of Alexei Medved, WMA’s Russia […]

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Master Limited Partnerships Generate Safe Income for Seniors and Savers

It’s time to answer the “who, what, when, where, and why” of investing in master limited partnerships (MLPs)… Andrey Dashkov, senior research analyst at Miller’s Money Forever, is the rare person who, when you asked for a hammer comes back with a hammer, nails, staples, and glue. In short, he often comes up with better […]

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