Is Filing for Bankruptcy Bad for You? It Depends…

Is filing for bankruptcy bad for you? Deciding whether to file for bankruptcy can be extremely difficult, mainly because of the significant impact it has on your credit. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy, for example, will stay on your credit report for 10 years. However, if you’re facing considerable financial hardship because of unpaid bills declaring […]

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Stocks Could Fall Substantially, and Soon, Thanks to These Key Factors

U.S. stock prices pulled back over the past four days after rising to overbought territory during the week ended September 21 in response to mixed readings on some key economic data. In regard to positive economic developments, The Conference Board reported on September 25 that Americans during September became the most optimistic since September 2000 […]

9 Alternatives to Stocks and Bonds for When the Bull Market Ends

The stock markets have enjoyed an unprecedented bull run triggered by tax cuts and deregulation. But, like all good things, the longest-running bull market in history will come to an end. The time may, in fact, be ripe for you to consider reliable alternatives to stocks and bonds that can perform when traditional investments falter, […]

7 Gurus of Investing Share Their Biggest Ideas About Money

Top investors often have divergent approaches to investing, but they all agree that to make money you need to have a set of fundamental principles around which you should build your investing strategy. Here are seven of the world’s most outstanding money managers, gurus of investing with long-proven track records. Take a look at some […]

4 International Investing Risks and How To Avoid Them

Global investing tends to be ignored or avoided, at the cost of better long-run returns. The risks of foreign investing are many, but the rewards are significant, too. The key is to go in with your eyes open and to diversify to manage international investing risks. The rules concerning international investment opportunities are vastly different, […]

Stock Market Pullback In the Cards, Yet Bargains Remain

In a recent edition of Small-Cap Profit Confidential, I advised subscribers to exercise caution in regard to their stock market investments as my research indicated that stocks were likely to peak in the next few months, primarily in response to substantial increases in inflation rates and subsequent increases in interest rates. However, I also told […]

Is Gold the Worst Investment Ever? Here Are 8 Reasons Why

Gold promoters often cite inflation’s steady rise after the United States abandoned the gold standard in 1971. Yet is gold the worst investment ever? Quite possibly. The U.S. dollar no longer being backed by gold became a reason to invest in the real thing — gold itself. Warren Buffett, a stock picker who hates gold, says […]

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5 Reasons You Need a Self-Directed IRA

Self-directed retirement accounts, known as a self-directed individual retirement arrangement (IRA), were created in 1999 by an act of Congress after intensive lobbying of small business owners and associations. The beauty of a self-directed IRA is it allows you to invest up to $6,500 into a tax-deferred account where you control the investments. Many of […]