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Between 75 And Death Your Retirement Nest Egg

If you knew you had a short time left to live, would you do anything differently? The movie, “Bucket List” highlighted how two men came to terms with their impending demise and went on quite an adventure before they “kicked the bucket”. Longtime friend Kirk B. sent me an article published in the Watauga Democrat, “Between […]

3 High-Yield Stocks for the Risk Tolerant Investor

3 High-Yield Stocks for the Risk Tolerant Investor

Income stock investors are most interested in the safety of the dividends paid by the stocks they own. However, investors in high-yield stocks need to understand that those yields exist because the investing public believes there is significant potential for a dividend cut. When dividends are viewed as completely secure, yields are lower. On the […]

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Can a Trade War Really Cause a Shooting War?

Will we repeat the mistakes of the past that led up to WWII? Jim Rickards thinks so. His recent article “Now, a Trade War – Is a Shooting War Next?”offers the history leading up to WWII and warns: “Get ready for an all-out financial war between the U.S. and China. Germany is also in the crosshairs…. […]

An Easy Trade to Make for Profits from Gold Price Volatility

An Easy Trade to Make for Profits from Gold Price Volatility

There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to the current analysis of gold and precious metals. As you know, gold tends to be a safe-haven type of investment – something investors turn to when they don’t want their money associated with a certain company or government (bond/currency). After the Financial Crisis of 2008-2009, gold […]

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An Inconvenient Truth About Social Security

Did I achieve a journalistic milestone? I got my first tip from an insider. What I learned is darn important for our readers. Our article “The Social (IN)Security Charade”, discussed how the government gave us a COLA increase and took it right back by increasing medical premiums. The tipster confirmed I was spot on – however, […]

Protecting Against Downside Risk As Retail Stock Report Earnings

Protecting Against Downside Risk As Retail Stock Report Earnings

The increase in market volatility the past couple weeks is helping to reawaken interest in hedging with options. More specifically, I’m seeing a lot more downside protection trades in the options market than before the correction at the beginning of February. Investors have quickly remembered that stocks can move really fast when things get hairy. […]