The Inverse Relationship Between Gold And The Dollar

Gold has been one of the hottest topics in the investing world in recent months, and with good reason. In 2009, investors received a 25 percent return on gold—the biggest absolute annual gain in three decades. Arguably, gold’s nine-year streak of positive returns is even more impressive. If you’re considering whether to invest in gold, […]

How to Invest in Gold: A Beginner’s Guide

Invest in Gold: American Eagle Gold Coin

When you think of gold, what comes to mind? Eighteen-karat gold jewelry? Gold bricks stacked high in a vault? Sacks of gold coins used for bartering or paying tax collectors in Robin Hood’s days? Or a sensible part of a modern investor’s asset allocation strategy? Although global economies do not depend upon gold in the […]

A Turning Point for Gen. Y Financial Literacy?

Four years ago, nearly dozing off in class, I thought to myself: “What if I borrow a million dollars, hide it somewhere then declare bankruptcy?” The idea seemed as diabolically ingenious as a well-planned bank heist. And I actually considered it! Today, of course, I realize how foolish that idea was and that pulling it […]

How to Choose a Stock Broker

Finding the right stock broker can be overwhelming. There is a glut of brokerage companies out there—both online and full service—and each service claims to be the best. So how, exactly, can you tell which broker is right for you? As you approach shopping for a new broker, you need to decide which services you […]