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Nixon, Crypto and the Goblins of Newness

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In practice, does Bitcoin portend economic freedom or anarchy? Is it a viable currency? And what is its present investment potential? Let’s take a stab at the latter two questions. Though it might be helpful to first talk about currency itself.…

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War—What is it Good For?

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The U.S. market is indelibly tied to the country's involvement in global affairs—so as things threaten to boil over in Ukraine, should we prepare our wallets for the worst?…

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I Like My Market Corrections Sunny Side Up. You?

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Is an impending market correction the interstellar monster we might imagine it to be? It all depends on how you serve it. Order up!…

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The Zen Investor's Bliss

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Two paths diverged in a wood, and I, as an investor, logically took the one with the sign that read: "Toll-Free Road to Zen-Like Investing."…

Becoming Khan

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It’s nothing new—the market runs on emotion. But how can we avoid doing the same? Spoiler alert: It IS all in your head.…

Does Inversion = Recession? Does it Matter?

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Are we in a recession? Are we heading for a recession? Should we go to cash because of the recession? Let's clear this up.…

What Do These Big Drops in the Market Mean for You?

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The last few weeks or so have been a little unsettling for many investors. How worried should you be?…

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Brexit Backwash

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The UK has voted to remove itself from the European Union. How we react to events like this are what differentiate traders from investors.…

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Anticipating the Fed

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Will the Fed raise rates? Should they? And what happens to the market if they do or don’t?…

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Memo

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As we continue to live through the increased volatility in the financial markets, it’s a natural reaction to question how this may impact our own individual wealth.…

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Across the Decades: Financial Advice that Spans the Divide

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Whether we want to admit it or not, we all need sound advice. But when it comes to finding reliable financial advice, the source plays a key role.…

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Risk vs Reward

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The S&P 500 saw huge returns in 2014, but most portfolios didn t echo those gains. Would the investment risk have been worth the reward?…

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Let's Play Ball

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Strikes are to baseball as investing mishaps are to financial planning: Inevitable. Learn how to mitigate loss in personal finance and retirement.…

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Retirement 101

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Retirement investing can be daunting. Incorporating personal circumstances into personal finance is a clear path toward a solid financial future.…