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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, […]

All About Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are sooo hot right now, and with good reason. ETFs allow investors to purchase an entire index with the same convenience and cost of buying a single stock. Are ETFs a wise move for you? ETFs Defined The “exchange-traded” part of exchange-traded fund means that investors can buy and sell ETF […]

Why You Should Ignore the Stock Market

The stock market hit a 10+ year bottom in March 2009.

Note: I first published this post in March 2009 as the already-beleaguered stock market neared its deepest bottoms in more than ten years. Originally a reaction to the hysterical media coverage of that crash (and a simple plug for emotionless, buy-and-hold investing), I later realized this post underscores my investing philosophy as a whole and […]