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My first car was a bone-stock 1929 Ford Model A coupe that has been in the family since it was new.

My late grandfather – a machinist on the Lehigh Valley Railroad – drove the car as his everyday vehicle until the late 1940s. My Dad restored the car in his mid-teens and drove it through his high-school years.

And I did the same…

  • The Worst Investing Mistake You Could Make Now

    Many investors are understandably nervous when it comes to what the markets will do this week. Some are downright agitated.

    My take? Keep calm.

    The markets are doing what they need to be doing right now. The big swings we're experiencing lately are not a sign that the markets are broken. Far from it.

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  • The Six Questions that Can Make You Rich (Part Three) Wealth Q

    In May, McKinsey Global Institute released its latest report,Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. The highly prestigious research and consulting firm devised a list of 12 technologies that could have a potential economic impact of $14 trillion to $33 trillion a year by 2025.

    These 12 technologies (ranked by economic impact) are mobile internet, the automation of knowledge work, the "internet", cloud technology, robot automation, autonomous vehicles, next-generation genomics, energy storage, 3D printing, advanced materials (like graphene), advanced oil and gas discovery, and renewable energy.

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  • How to Invest in Uranium in 2013 It’s going to pay to know how to invest in uranium in 2013 – just look at why uranium prices are getting ready to soar. Read more... Read More...
  • The Six Questions that Can Make You Rich (Part Two) Wealth Q

    For some reason, we love the concept of technology, but hate the tech that surrounds us.

    We curse our email when it freezes for the slightest second. We damn the cellphone carrier that sends a signal to space and halfway around the earth when we're talking with someone thousands of miles away, but the drops the call.

    We dismiss certain innovations because we think they're just another passive fad.

    This bias against technology sometimes leads us to miss some of the greatest investment opportunities of a lifetime.

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  • A Fantastic Ground Floor Opportunity It's only once in a very long time that investment watersheds like this happen and you can get some long-term positions at stunning bargains. But the big money will be made by getting in before the 4th of July; the herd will be jumping in once this deal is enacted.
    For anyone looking for alternatives to a U.S. market that looks increasingly pricey and vulnerable - and that should be you, if it isn't already - you can't miss this opportunity.
    Check out the stocks I've found to take of advantage of this historic event...
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  • How to Invest in Sports Teams – and Profit cheer Q

    Professional sports are big business, to put it mildly. A top franchise, no matter the sport or market, can be worth billions of dollars.

    More and more, sports organizations are beginning to offer shares to investors on the open market, but if you're to profit, you need to be armed with the right knowledge about how to invest in sports teams.

    Sponsorships, ticket sales, broadcasting rights, and even tax breaks all contribute to the value of a team.

    Most of these sports teams are held privately, in families or small combines. But there are ways you can figure out how to invest in sports teams, going from fan to financier by picking up shares of these organizations - but perhaps not in the ways you'd think.

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  • How to Invest for Retirement If you want to know how to invest for retirement in a way that won’t leave you struggling in your golden years, start here. Read more... Read More...
  • Energy Among the Best Investments from Ira Sohn Conference Some of the best investments from the Ira Sohn conference are in energy. Check out these stocks and subsectors favored by hedge funds’ big names. Read more... Read More...
  • How to Invest in E-Cigs: The Cigarette of the 21st Century E-cigarette-301 They look like cigarettes, feel like cigarettes, taste like cigarettes - and, smokers will tell you - satisfy the craving for a smoke.

    But electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, don't have any of the offensive smoke that's so harmful to health. Instead, they feature an odorless vapor in which nicotine is delivered to the user. And they're sometimes allowed in public places where cigarettes are banned.

    Studies show e-cigs make smoking healthier for smokers and those around them, while also helping smokers quit.

    Plus, e-cigs cost about half as much as regular cigarettes.

    Big tobacco continues to place bets that electronic cigarettes can keep the tobacco industry and its annual sales north of $750 billion and growing.

    Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), the world's biggest tobacco company and parent company of Philip Morris USA, is the last of the three major U.S. tobacco firms to get into the e-cigs game.

    "There is no denying that adult tobacco consumers have shown interest in it," Marty Barrington, Altria's CEO, told investors during an earnings conference call last week.

    Thanks to increased health awareness, as well as the introduction of several taxes which have led to the price of packs more than tripling in some cities, cigarette sales began declining over15 years ago and continue to do so, falling 6.2% in the first quarter of 2013.

    Even though e-cigs were introduced almost 10 years ago, they are just starting to take off. Sales in the U.S. totaled $500 million in 2012 and are expected to double to $1 billion in 2013.

    And a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 21% of adults who smoke regular cigarettes had used e-cigs in 2011, up from 10% in 2010.

    So, now that e-cigs are growing more popular, what's the best way to invest in them?

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  • The 10 Secrets of Successful Investing

    For Sir John Marks Templeton, the road not taken really did make all the difference in the world.

    A true contrarian, the legendary investor became a billionaire by "avoiding the herd".

    He bought low, sold high, and was always working against the grains of extreme bullish and bearish sentiment.

    In fact, it is when the streets were the bloodiest that Templeton became the most eager to invest.

    It was at these moments of what Templeton called "points of maximum pessimism" that he began to wade in snapping up rock bottom bargains along the way..

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  • The Best Investments to Play Emerging Market Growth May Surprise You Earth Globe

    If you're looking for ways to profit from soaring emerging market growth, you don't have to go overseas.

    Some of the best investments to play emerging economies are in the United States.

    Investors need exposure to emerging market growth, as U.S. GDP grew a paltry 2.2% last year, ranking 137th worldwide. The prospects for this year don't look much better.

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  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Wall Street – And Weren't Afraid to Ask If the ECB can create money out of thin air, why does it need to steal depositors' assets? Shah Gilani answers this reader question (and more). Read More...
  • Jim Rogers on the Best Investments to Make When "Everything Has Problems" Jim Rogers thinks central banks have created a nightmare for investors. Here are what he considers the best investments so you don’t get burned. Stick with what you know will work... Read More...
  • The Best Investments for a Market Sell-Off Crash insurance

    With fears of a market sell-off growing, you can survive a downturn if you know the best investments to make now.

    For example, one way savvy investors navigate through volatile markets is by buying inverse funds.

    Inverse funds enable you to make money when markets fall, while lowering your risk and protecting the value of your investments in the long run by smoothing out volatility.

    Here are some of the best investments to make when the market's about to slide.

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  • The Seven Best Investments for 2013 A year ago, I asked each of our experts here at Money Map Press to recommend their best investment ideas for the 12 months to come.
    Of the five stocks our experts recommended in "The Five Stocks You Have to Own in 2012," two more than doubled in price. And the biggest winner posted a peak gain of 153%.
    A year later, here we are with a fresh set of recommendations for 2013. I talked to each of our in-house gurus - including Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, gold-and-natural-resources expert Peter Krauth, high-tech maven Michael A. Robinson - and asked each for their single-best investment idea for the rest of this year.
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