‘Alexa, How’s My Retirement Portfolio Doing Today?’

Retail giant Amazon might be gearing up to provide wealth management services, according to industry observers. And that could drive down investing costs to nothing at all. It makes sense. Financial advice has become increasingly commoditized in order to reach out to even the smallest of investors. Now the company that pioneered online retail is […]

CD Rates Pop Higher with Fed Rate Hike. What to do Now to Capture a Better Return On Savings

The Federal Reserve move to increase the benchmark interest rate should lead to higher rates for savers who like to invest in federally insurance certificates of deposit (CDs), a popular retirement income vehicle. After years of basement-level returns, some CD yields are nearing 3%. Does this mean it is time to divert some cash into CDs? […]

How the Trump Tax Cuts Affect the Uber Wealthy and Their Heirs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump in December, significantly changed federal estate tax planning statutes. Namely, the cuts double the current personal exemptions for estate tax beneficiaries. Previously, the cap for personal exemption from federal estate taxes was $5.5 million dollars. It is now $11.2 million dollars. Married couples […]

James Rickards: Gold Is Best Hedge Against Coming Fiat Collapse

James Rickards is a lawyer turned hedge fund consultant turned political advisor. He’s also a gold fanatic and since 2011 a best selling author with the publication of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis. In 2016 he published The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, a book that […]

Oil Legend T. Boone Pickens Launches Energy ETF

Billionaire Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens, 89, has been involved in legendary companies such as Gulf Oil, Unocal and Phillips Petroleum. Oklahoma State University’s School of Geology and football stadium is named after him. He ran his own energy hedge fund, BP Capital Management, for 40 years. Now Pickens has an exchange-traded fund (ETF) bearing […]