What Lost Decade?

Much has been made of the so-called “lost decade” of investing during the period of 2000-2010. But what does the “lost decade” mean? Is it true and does it even matter?

The idea behind the lost decade is that investors either made no money or lost money over that period a 10-year period. After all, the [...]

Forget Gold. Look To Commodities Etfs, Agriculture And Lead Instead. (VIDEO)

Famed investor and best-selling author Jim Rogers was interviewed by Yahoo!’s Tech Ticker back in October 2009, and he’s still bullish on commodities, but not so much on gold.

Here’s the 30-second takeaway from the video:

Individual investors should focus on commodity ETFs, unless they have a deep understanding and interest in commodities futures trading.

Forget gold, and [...]

Investing Term Tuesday: Gold Fix.

The Gold Fix is the act whereby the price of gold is set, twice daily, by the 5 members of the London gold pool. This price is used as a benchmark for most of the global gold products and derivatives pricing.

This “fixing” of the gold price by the London gold pool is based on [...]

13 ETFs to Hedge Against Inflation.

Inflation is in the news again, thanks to worries over the historic deficit spending in Washington today. If the Fed gets the timing wrong on the next round of interest rate hikes, then inflation could be a real problem.

According to a recent working paper by the International Monetary Fund:

“Given the policy tools employed through the [...]