Archives for August, 2016

The Subprime Loan Crisis Is Back…Here’s What It Could Mean for the Economy

Subprime loans are going bad again. A “subprime” loan is a loan made to someone with bad credit. If the term sounds familiar, it’s because lenders issued millions of subprime loans during the early to mid-2000s. Banks made these risky loans thinking housing prices would “never fall.” When they did, subprime borrowers stopped paying their mortgages. […]

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How to Know If Your Dividend Is Safe

Stocks are rallying for a bizarre reason. Two weeks ago, the S&P 500 set a new all-time high. It was its tenth new high since July 11. What’s more, stocks are rallying despite nearly impossible odds: The global economy is stalling. The U.S., Europe, Japan, and China are all growing at their slowest rates in […]

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These Are the Last Stocks You Want to Own Right Now

The stock market hasn’t been this quiet in decades. The S&P 500 has gone 33 days without a 1% move. That’s the longest streak without a big move since 2014. Trading volumes across the main U.S. exchanges are also at the lowest level in more than a year. This isn’t a total surprise. After all, […]

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A Forbidden Investment Fruit

“If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.” These are the words of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. There have been more plots to kill him than any other man alive. The U.S. has wanted Castro dead since 1959. That’s when he overthrew the pro-U.S. puppet government in Cuba. […]

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How You Can Make 49% on a Gold Stock in Just One Day

It’s not too late to make HUGE gains in gold stocks. As you probably know, gold stocks have taken off this year. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), which tracks large gold stocks, is up 112%. That’s more than 16 times the S&P 500’s return this year. You might see this and think you […]

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Will Your Bank Survive the Coming Financial Crisis?

Banks are “reaching for yield.” You’ve probably heard us use this phrase. We normally say it when we’re talking about investors who buy risky assets in hopes of getting a decent return. You see, it’s become very hard to earn a decent return in bonds over the last few years. The U.S. 10-year Treasury is […]

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This Experimental Government Policy Could Soon Become YOUR Problem

Your bank could soon “tax” your savings. It sounds like a sick joke. After all, the money in our savings accounts is supposed to earn interest, not get eaten away by it. At least, that’s how things used to work. These days, most savings accounts pay virtually nothing. And now, some banks are starting to […]

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Picking Up the UK Tab

Back in the late ‘90s, I began saying, “I’ll give the EU twenty years.” At that point, the EU seemed to be going great guns, but I believed that it was an ill-conceived concept that wouldn’t stand the test of time. There were several reasons for my view. First, I didn’t believe that those countries […]

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This Investing Legend Just Doubled His Bet Against U.S. Stocks

George Soros just doubled his bet against U.S. stocks. You’ve probably heard of Soros. After Warren Buffett, he’s likely the world’s most well-known investor. Soros is a household name because of his incredible track record. From 1969 to 2011, he generated average annual returns of 20%. He nearly beat the S&P 500 2-to-1 over that […]

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Weekend Edition: This Simple Method Will Allow You to Buy More and Risk Less

Editor’s note: Limited downside, unlimited potential upside… In today’s Weekend Edition, Palm Beach Letter editor Teeka Tiwari explains exactly how you can achieve this in your trading… As you’ll see, with this strategy, you’ll never have to worry about devastating losses again… Most people don’t know this. But you can buy $5,000 worth of stock […]

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