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Diversification

Are benefits of diversification least obvious when equity prices increase?

''Gold futures fell as U.S. equities climbed to a record and the dollar's rally curbed demand for the metal as an alternative investment. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index more...

Will geopolitical uncertainty contribute to volatility in the dollar and gold in 2014?

'Gold was little changed on Monday, trading close to a six-week low and headed for its first monthly decline this year as improving prospects for the U.S. economy eroded more...

Will gold and silver soon become more favorable as alternative investments?

'Investors are trading paper assets for real assets, and the charts suggest the move is just getting started. As Russian commandos take up positions around Crimea, it's no surprise that more...

Could we see quantitative stimulus until the U.S. Dollar implodes?

''Well, the market has had all day Tuesday to digest the lackluster jobs data.  The good news is that the unemployment levels are declining, and jobs are being created more...

Is the bond and equities markets at risk?

''U.S. central bankers have $3 trillion of losses reminding them they had better get their communications right should they decide to taper their bond purchases. That's how much global more...

Are equities propped by stimulus versus an improved economy?

''Investors have been speeding along to record highs with a significant boost from the trillion-dollar-a-year turbocharger from the Federal Reserve. But the potential for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to lift more...

Does Fed easing, and fear of ending QE warrant diversification?

Fed Stokes Fear of End to Easing ''Greenspan's successor as Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, has moved toward greater transparency and clearer, more frequent public communication.  Perhaps too much more...

Will the threat of a banking crisis favor gold as tangible money?

''Now, the crisis has flared anew in the euro zone's easternmost outpost in the Mediterranean, Cyprus.  On Saturday, March 16, the first day of a three-day holiday weekend on more...

Are investors concerned over market uncertainty?

''The news out of Washington has increased investor concerns that not only are the Republican and Democratic sides still unable to find agreement on the fiscal cliff, but that it more...

Will big government cause the stock market to fall?

'Recall that a few months ago Obama said the private sector is doing 'just fine.'  How can the private sector be doing fine with more than 22 million people more...

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