U.S. equities marched higher - by a smidge - in the stock market today, one day after benchmarks logged fresh records.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 15,464.07, up 3.15 points, or 0.02%. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index ended at 1,680.19, up 5.17 points, and the Nasdaq closed at 3,600.08, up 21.78 points.
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With the White-Hot Demand for Coins, Why Are Silver Prices Falling?
It's one of the biggest mysteries in finance right now.
I mean, it's a real head-scratcher ...
On one hand, demand for silver coins has been off the charts. With so many investors wanting to swap currency for silver, neither the U.S. Mint nor the Royal Canadian Mint has been able to keep up with purchase requests.
In fact, the U.S. Mint actually had to suspend sales of the "Silver Eagles" just a couple of weeks into the New Year -...
The Move that is Costing Investors Big-Time
An interesting study published in Science recently found that people frequently underestimate their future selves. When asked to score their current preferences, values and personality traits compared with how they felt
10 years ago and how they will feel 10 years in the future, people believe they changed more in the past than they will in the future.
It didn't matter whether the participants were teenagers...
2013 Bond Market Forecast: Is the Bond Bubble Finally About to Burst?
The Federal Reserve's multi-year prescription of targeting super-low interest rates on federal funds, along with various quantitative easing programs, has pushed yields down on all fixed-income instruments to the benefit of issuers and the detriment of investors.
There is little doubt that the Fed's articulated and executed policies have resulted in a bond-bubble with both short and long-term consequences for investors and the economy.
At some point the bond-bubble will burst. But there is no certainty on when...
2013 Silver Price Forecast: Silver Will Perform Like Gold on Steroids
This past March, I asked a highly successful investment advisor what he thought about gold. Since he deals almost exclusively with very high net-worth individuals, his point of view was especially intriguing.
He confided to me that many of his clients had been asking for gold and gold-related investments over the past few years. I can't say that I was surprised.
But what he told me next simply shocked me.
"Gold's much too volatile, it's too risky", he said. "Sure it's up, but I try to...
2013 Emerging Markets Forecast: Forget About the BRICs Buy These Rising Stars Instead
Savvy investors know there is far more to the markets than sitting on your hands worrying about the fiscal cliff.
Believe it or not the world doesn't revolve around the United States-or the Western world.
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"It's Like Gold On Steroids"
Gold remains the favorite of precious metal investors, but silver is the metal you want to double down on right now.
After wallowing around in the mid-20s for months, silver prices have shot back over $30 an ounce.
And thanks to some wildly misguided government policies, silver could soon blow through its 2011 high of $50 an ounce, giving investors an easy double.
Even better, thanks to three huge catalysts, silver is primed to make a huge run-up over the next 12-24 months. It will be like...