You’re Crazy to Follow Warren Buffett into This Sector

That headline and similar ones were splashed all over the papers last week. The stories reported MidAmerican Energy’s $2 billion purchase of a California solar plant. MidAmerican is part of Berkshire Hathaway, the giant conglomerate run by legendary investor Warren Buffett.

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The General Stock Market Reinforces the Bullish Outlook for Mining Stocks

Today’s EU summit has been billed as the best– perhaps the last– opportunity to save the euro. As we publish today’s essay, we still don’t know the results, and gold, like most asset classes, will react to headlines coming out of Europe.

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Latest Eurozone Debt Crisis Plan “Another Grand Illusion”

Last week’s highly anticipated two-day summit resulted in 26 of the 27 European Union (EU) nations – the United Kingdom objected – agreeing to create a new treaty that would require members to keep budget deficits to within 0.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) in good economic times and within 3% of GDP in bad times.

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Cuddle in Coach, But Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Steve Metz of Houston cuddled up with his wife Jackie and slept as they flew to New Zealand on a small futon. This flying couch wasn’t in a private jet or even a high-priced business-class cabin. They snuggled in coach.

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Monthly Dividends Can Reduce Volatility and Increase Compounding

Monthly dividend investments can return your capital faster, and can provide faster compounding. The monthly payments can also reduce volatility. Fortunately, there are over 150 different stocks that pay dividends monthly.

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Protecting Yourself Against Sexually-Transmitted Debt

As we hit the season of Christmas parties and New Year bashes, many GRS readers are probably thinking about 2012 financial resolutions, budget gifts and how to whip up a frugal feast for 25th of December.

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Monti Drives Stake in Euro’s Heart — Sends Italy Down Greece-Paved Road!

As I watched the ECB news conference on Thursday, I kept wondering how the ECB president, Mario Draghi, could have so completely rejected the idea that the ECB will get into the “periphery bond buyer of last resort” business.

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2012 IPO Watch: Rovio and Zynga

Last year, people spent $67 billion buying video game hardware and games. According to market research firm Gartner, this market will likely earn another $7 billion in 2012.

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Municipal bond market starting to turn heads

In stark contrast to the gloom and doom that plagued the municipal bond market a year ago, muni bonds have never looked as good as they do right now. Although there are some obvious forces driving the trend, it is nonetheless rare to see muni bonds compare so favorably with Treasuries and other taxable bonds.

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The Big Question: Are Funds At US Financial Firms Safe?

It is nice to see someone in the mainstream media addressing this situation intelligently and without making an apology for what is apparently a criminal act and surely an egregious abuse of the public trust.

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