Archives for March, 2014

5 Red Flags to Notice When Working with an Advisor

You don’t have to be an expert at ferreting out a bad financial advisor; if you were, you probably wouldn’t need one in the first place. Thankfully, you don’t need to become an expert in finance to spot the red flags. We’ll go over a few key warning signs here. Credentials and Experience Financial advisors […]

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Gold Is Seasonal: When Is the Best Month to Buy?

Many investors, especially those new to precious metals, don’t know that gold is seasonal. For a variety of reasons, notably including the wedding season in India, the price of gold fluctuates in fairly consistent ways over the course of the year. This pattern is borne out by decades of data, and hence has obvious implications […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Problem with Keynesianism

  “The belief that wealth subsists not in ideas, attitudes, moral codes, and mental disciplines but in identifiable and static things that can be seized and redistributed is the materialist superstition. It stultified the works of Marx and other prophets of violence and envy. It frustrates every socialist revolutionary who imagines that by seizing the […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: The Problem with Keynesianism

  “The belief that wealth subsists not in ideas, attitudes, moral codes, and mental disciplines but in identifiable and static things that can be seized and redistributed is the materialist superstition. It stultified the works of Marx and other prophets of violence and envy. It frustrates every socialist revolutionary who imagines that by seizing the […]

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What 10-Baggers (and 100-Baggers) Look Like

Now that it appears clear the bottom is in for gold, it’s time to stop fretting about how low prices will drop and how long the correction will last—and start looking at how high they’ll go and when they’ll get there. When viewing the gold market from a historical perspective, one thing that’s clear is […]

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The Healthcare Crisis of the Century

It’s hardly a state secret that we Americans are getting old. Both in raw numbers and as a percentage of the overall population, the 65+ cohort is growing rapidly as the baby boomers slide into retirement. On the plus side, these data confirm that more Americans are living to a ripe old age than ever […]

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Maximizing Your IRA: An Interview with Terry Coxon

As working folks get closer to hanging up their spurs, it is easy to become overwhelmed. When should you take Social Security? What type of insurance do you need? Should you buy an annuity? Do you need nursing home insurance? Should you roll over your 401(k) into an IRA? The list goes on and on. […]

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And the Band Plays On

Quantitative Easing (QE) is no longer a surprise, but the fact that it’s continued for so long is. Like many Miller’s Money readers, I believe the government cannot continue to pay its bills by having the Federal Reserve buy debt with newly created money forever. This has gone on much longer than I’d have ever […]

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Outside the Box: Ukraine: Three Views

  All eyes are on Ukraine as the drama continues to unfold. Today, for an early Outside the Box, I’m going to offer three sources on Ukraine. The first is a note that I got from the head of emerging-market trading at one of the world’s largest hedge funds. This is what he sent out […]

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Should You Invest in the Marijuana Boom?

I was planning to explore the investment landscape of the burgeoning marijuana industry today, but it looks like the party’s already over. Appearing before the Maryland Legislature, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop testified that 37 people died in Colorado on the first day of legalization from overdosing on marijuana. What a damn shame. With morbid stats like […]

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