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12 Alternative Investments for Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers, born 1946-1964, outnumber all other generations in U.S. history, at 76 million people. This most influential group controls around 70% of the nation’s total net worth. However, Boomers’ investment portfolios tend to be heavy in low-risk assets like bonds and cash and higher-risk assets such as stocks and stock funds, a strategy unlikely …

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sell Your Stocks Because Of The Greek Debt Crisis

The recent default of the Greek Government on their debts has instilled fear in the hearts of investors and world leaders alike. Courts have agreed to a referendum on the potential bailout package that would either grant relief to the embattled nation or threaten its membership in the Eurozone. While these events obviously signal crucial …

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Can India’s Economic Growth Continue?

India’s economy is growing at the fastest pace of all the world’s major economic powers. It’s currency continues to gain value, and Moody’s recently raised its credit outlook. The prime minister has instituted reforms to boost employment and business, all while foreign debt is down. The country’s brisk growth continues even during a shaky time …

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Why the First Crash Happened: The Speculative Boom and Gambling Instead of Investing

The first stock market crash occurred in 1929. There is much debate as to what caused the market to nosedive. An honest economist will testify that there is no single reason why the market crashed. The truth is that there are a number of catalysts that combined to cause the massive market drop. Let’s take …

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Oil Prices: Ready to Rebound?

Now would hardly seem the time to be investing in oil. Since June of 2014, oil prices have fallen from more than $100 per barrel to less than $50. American fracking companies risk defaulting on their loans while countries like Russia and Venezuela, whose economies depend on oil exports, face economic collapse. Dependence on oil …

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Robert Shiller’s Latest Prediction – Is a Market Crash in Our Near Future?

Most recently a Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale, Robert Shiller, continues to make bold predictions of the markets, causing many to second guess their portfolios. His strong and lengthy background as a Nobel Prize winning economist and best-selling author ensures extra worry with his latest prediction for 2015. What’s To Come in The Markets …

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Biggest Investing Mistakes in History

1.  Don’t Invest Emotionally Legendary investor, Warren Buffet, has been known for making the savviest investing decisions, and doling out remarkable investment insights. However, even Buffet has made mistakes. Typically calm, Buffet once made a “200-billion-dollar mistake” by diverting from his initial plan and buying stocks based on emotion. Buffet astutely noticed textile company Berkshire …

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