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Three Ways to Invest in Gold

  A reaction to zero interest rate policy around the globe. A long-term hedge against the tax of inflation. A safe-haven in times of crisis. These are among the many reasons gold bugs have long sought investment in gold.     But being a gold bug is not always easy. Whether it be riding out long … Continue reading

Is the Gold Trade Back?

One of the longer running and at times nastier debates among the investment community may be set to ignite again. For some reason the debate on whether or not one should own some gold triggers emotions like few others – at least when it comes to finance. Indeed gold enthusiasts or gold bugs are called … Continue reading

Fund Review : Ivy Asset Strategy Fund

  By Ted Barnhart Note: please see disclaimer and disclosure following this post. A Fund For “Austrians” If followers of Austrian School Economics were to get together to construct a mainstream equity based mutual fund that addressed their concerns, they would create the Ivy Asset Strategy Fund. The fund is categorized by Morningstar as a … Continue reading

Market Recap and a Look Ahead (week ended 7/20)

The S&P 500 finished the week at 1,362 up 0.43% for the week.  The index had been higher on the week, but sold off about 1% on Friday, on the heels of a sell off across Europe including new lows on the Euro itself. Friday’s European stock markets  saw declines in Italy of 4.3%, Germany … Continue reading

Market Recap and a Look Ahead (week ended 7/13)

The S&P 500 finished the week at 1,356 up 0.16% for the week. The Ten Year Treasury Yield closed at 1.49% down from 1.54% the previous week and just above the June 1st low of 1.45%. Next Week’s Potential Market Moving Events: Tuesday: Fed Chariman Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking committee.       … Continue reading

Market Recap and a Look Ahead (week ended 6/22)

The stock market encountered a roller coaster ride this week, rallying early based on positive news in the Greek Elections and in anticipation of a potential QE3 announcement from the Fed on Wednesday.  When the Fed only delivered on Operation Twist, stocks sold off. The S&P 500 finished the week at 1,335, down 0.6% for … Continue reading

Did Warren Buffett Really “Destroy” the Case for Gold?

  Last month, Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, along with a preview for Forbes.com titled Why Stocks Beat Gold and Bonds, took aim at the gold “fondlers” and explained to the world why investors would be better of purchasing investments that are already held by Berkshire Hathaway, such as Coca-Coal and … Continue reading

Beyond Gold: ETF’s for “Austrian” Investment Themes

Followers of Austrian School Economics are often labeled as Gold Bugs, Gold Nuts, Gloom and Doomer Nuts, or just plain “nuts.” Visit any Austrian themed website and you are likely to see numerous advertisements for gold, as in physical gold. While I certainly wouldn’t discourage anyone from holding physical gold, like anything it does have … Continue reading

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