Why geopolitical events are not a good reason to buy gold

2020-01-06

Gold’s haven appeal amid mounting U.S.-Iran tensions and uncertainty in the Middle East could turn sour following the precious metal’s recent price rally to near seven year highs. “The geopolitical instability is adding fuel to the fire,” said Maria Smirnova, senior portfolio manager at Sprott Asset Management, following a sharpRead More →

Cyclical stocks are back in vogue as recession fears fade

2019-04-19

As U.S. stock indexes near all-time highs, investors have all but abandoned sectors considered defensive, in favor of cyclical stocks that perform better during periods of healthy economic growth. And while recent economic data indicate a recession isn’t imminent — contrary to widely held fears just four months ago —Read More →

Climate change calls for an all-weather investment portfolio

2019-03-02

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: This week’s best ideas and information to help your investment decisions include climate-proofing your portfolio, gaining perspective on long-term market performance, the value and role of holding gold, and whether adding utility stocks to your holdings is a timely move. — JonathanRead More →

You’ll love having these hated stocks in your portfolio

2019-02-04

Stocks are often bought because of the company’s reputation rather than its investment potential — and investors frequently pay a high price for making this error. Fortune magazine’s recently released annual ranking of the most admired companies offers a good example. To state what should be obvious but all tooRead More →

This is the best place to buy a home in the U.S.

2019-01-27

Looking to buy a home? You might want to relocate to Virginia Beach, Va. The metropolitan area ranked as the No. 1 home buyer market in the country, according to a study from online real-estate brokerage Owners.com ASPS, +1.66% The report analyzed the housing markets in metropolitan areas with moreRead More →