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Gold Predictions from the Heroic Investing Team of Experts

Gold and oil are very different in their investment characteristics since gold is purchased principally to hold as an inflation hedge and oil is purchased primarily for refinement into gasoline and other petroleum products. Typically, this makes oil much more subject to international political factors...

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Fiscally Fit: A Check-Up for Your Financial Fitness

Fiscally Fit: A check-up for your financial fitness 1) When is the monetary expansion going to cause inflation to hit? a. Never . . . monetary inflation is a myth b. By the end of the year, if not sooner c. By the end of next year, because of lag effects d. It’s very difficult to tell exactly, but...

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Fed Direction for Monetary Policy This Year

One of the primary monetary news items to note as 2010 draws to a close is the announcement of more ‘quantitative easing’ by the Federal Reserve1. In plain terms, this means that the Fed will purchase treasuries on the open market. This will have the effect of artificially increasing demand for...

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Living in the Land of Volatility

Traditional financial theory holds that the best way for average investors to acquire wealth over the long term is to become a ‘buy and hold’ investor. The basis for this notion is rooted in the fact that stock market values have progressively grown over an extended time interval. For example,...

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Big Returns in Atlanta Real Estate for 2011

Atlanta represents an investment gem in the southeastern United States. It has spectacular economics from a development and employment perspective that make it a tremendous opportunity for income property investors. With a wide diversity of employers, many universities, and a vibrant cultural presence...

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Bursting the Warren Buffett Bubble

There is a popular sentiment among many investors that the secret to success in the financial markets is to find a ‘Rock Star’ fund manager and ride their expertise to wealth. Of all these rock stars, none has more acclaim than Warren Buffet. Supporters frequently point to the 27.7%, 30-year compounded...

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S&P 500 vs. Gold Price

One of the important ratios to keep in mind when examining the equity markets is the gold price relative to the major stock market indexes. This provides a valuable insight into the extent to which market values reflect a real shift of sentiment toward equity value, versus the extent to which the value...

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Paying the Man

The current financial situation in the United States is on the precipice of major interest rate increases that will be precipitated by one of two events. The basis for both scenarios is the profligate monetary expansion undertaken by the Federal Reserve over the last year to address a perceived risk...

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Fiscally Fit: A Check-Up for Your Financial Fitness

Fiscally Fit: A check-up for your financial fitness 1. What happens to home values when the replacement costs increase? a. The go up like a rocket b. They go down because nobody can afford to build c. They are pulled toward the cost of new construction d. They don’t change . . . construction costs...

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Interest Rates Likely to do This in 2011

One of the principal economic leading indicators for 2011 will be the movement of 10-year treasury rates. The reason for this is because 30-year fixed rate mortgages are indexed against the 10-year treasury, and interest rate movements have a dramatic impact on the affordability of homes. One of...

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