Further Moves Lower in Gold Seem Unlikely

We are on the cusp of a new year, and this is the time that we take a look at those brave (or foolhardy) financial analysts who take out their crystal ball and predict where precious metal prices will go in 2012.

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Two Fine Analyses Of The Euro Mess

Here are two of the best perspectives on the Euro crisis (dilemma?) I’ve read. Tyler CowenT has an interesting list that refutes the argument that there is some sort of moral imperative for Germany to aid its neighbors while Ed Harrison

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Stocks Liked by both Warren Buffett and Renaissance Technologies

Everyone knows who Warren Buffett is, top investor and trader and either the richest, second richest, or third richest man in the world, depending on what day of the year it is. One technique that investors use is piggybacking on Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B) portfolio.

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12 Steps to Financial Freedom in 2012

Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the little details of money management. Sometimes we forget the Big Picture. Because of that, I like to devote my annual Happy New Year post to a colossal summary of the collected wisdom at this site.

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My #1 profit play for 2012 …

I don’t believe that U.S. politicians are ready to make the serious (and painful) decisions that are needed to right our own country’s troubled financial situation …

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Microsoft vs. Apple: 2012 and Beyond

I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s masterful bestseller, “Steve Jobs,” who he calls “the greatest business executive of our era,” equal in stature to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

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The Most Significant Developments of 2011 with Trends in 2012

As always the four great variables in human history are weather, disease, war, and religion.  The first two are of God and the latter of men.

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The key to creating a common vision

Brian T. Shea is chief executive of Pershing LLC, which, with $910 billion in assets under custody, is the biggest brokerage and clearing firm that most investors have never heard of.

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How Gold Betrayed Wall Street

Earlier this year when billionaire and fellow London School of Economics alumnus George Soros got out of gold, it made headlines everywhere. Little noted was the fact that he increased his shares in gold miners this year.

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30 Statistics That Show That The Middle Class Is Dying Right In Front Of Our Eyes As We Enter 2012

Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class that the world has ever seen.  Unfortunately, that is rapidly changing.  The statistics that you are about to read prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the U.S. middle class is dying right in front of our eyes as we enter 2012.

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