The Secret to Building Wealth in Volatile Markets

February, 20, 2008 "This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you awake in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. Remember: all … Continue reading The Secret to Building Wealth in Volatile Markets

10 Reasons Why No One Should Own Any Dollar Denominated Bonds, v 2.0

February 13, 2008 In January of 2007, I wrote an article called “Ten Reasons Why Dollar Denominated Bonds Aren’t as Safe as You Think.” Here, I’m updating that same article, taking into account what has happened in the past year. Many people think of any type of dollar denominated bonds, whether they are U.S. corporate … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why No One Should Own Any Dollar Denominated Bonds, v 2.0

The Greatest Risk to Your Investment Portfolio? Surprise! It’s Probably Your Advisor.

February 6, 2008 The other week, a friend of mine sent me an article from a financial advisor in the U.S. asking me for my opinion. In the article, the advisor stated two things that stood out to me like a two-ton boulder falling out of a clear blue sky. They were the following. In … Continue reading The Greatest Risk to Your Investment Portfolio? Surprise! It’s Probably Your Advisor.

Is a Recession in the U.S. Coming? We’re Already in One.

February 5, 2008 Yesterday a 370-point sell off in the Dow triggered monumental sell offs in Asian markets this morning on fears that the U.S. could be entering a recession. Here’s an unofficial official news bulletin. The U.S. is already in one. Yes, I know that the official definition of recession is marked by a … Continue reading Is a Recession in the U.S. Coming? We’re Already in One.

Could Chinese New Years Fuel the Next Rally Higher for Gold & Gold Stocks?

February 4, 2008 Last week, I wrote an article called “Even After a Strong Run, Gold Stocks Still a Bargain.” In that article, I wrote that gold stocks, both the majors and especially the junior resource stocks, were highly undervalued given historical ratios of gold stocks to the price of their underlying commodity. In fact, … Continue reading Could Chinese New Years Fuel the Next Rally Higher for Gold & Gold Stocks?