Soros: ‘It Takes Courage to be a Pig’

“You are not going to make money in the next 10 years.” But you could make a lot in the coming year. What if I told you that investing in U.S. stock indices over the next 10 years will earn…

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Why Greece’s pension problems are also ours…

It’s looking more and more like Greece will not be able to reach an agreement with its creditors by the end of this month. That’s when more than $1.8 billion in debt comes due. A last-minute deal is always a…

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The TSA’s 96% Epic Fail

Have you ever been skeptical of the government’s ability to keep you safe from terrorists? Here’s another reason to consider. On Monday, ABC News reported that an internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s…

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Is Crude Oil Getting Ready to Rally?

With a grain of salt … That’s how I take market predictions from politicians and policymakers. Even when I agree with them. David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan, publishes his own…

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The Empire Strikes Back at Warren Buffett

  Maybe they gambled with their own money, for a change. Anyway, one billionaire went on the attack against Warren Buffett. The world’s greatest investor is a hypocrite, he said. Is it true? Does it matter? No and no. Buffett…

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The Simple Truth About Annuities …

As a retirement and income specialist, I regularly get asked for my thoughts on annuities. It’s a pretty big topic so there’s no way I can cover everything today. But I CAN give you a quick take on the subject … and…

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The Missile Sale That Could Spark an Entire War

The message just came from the Kremlin. There is “no longer need for this kind of embargo.” But Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wasn’t referring to the international sanctions against his country. Rather, he was referring to the fact that…

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What an Iran Nuclear Deal Could Mean for Oil

Last week, the energy markets kept their eyes glued to Iran’s nuclear talks. Finally, last Thursday, negotiators put a deal framework in place. The U.S. stock market ended the day higher after the news came out. But Brent crude, the international…

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A type of “IRA” you probably don’t know about …

Last week I told you that contributing money to various types of IRA accounts can still allow you to shave money off of last year’s tax bill. But there was one type of “IRA” account that I didn’t discuss, and…

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The Ceasefire that Wasn’t

Bullets are still flying in Ukraine despite another ceasefire agreement that theoretically took effect Sunday. That didn’t take long. If media reports are correct, some Ukrainian troops did cease firing … but only because they were out of ammunition. Rebels…

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