Kiplinger Says Get Out of Commodities – I Disagree

Steven Goldberg posted an interesting article today on why investors should dump commodity funds.  Basically, he says they’ve become too correlated to equity funds and have lost their punch.  What does he suggest you add to a portfolio instead of commodities?...

London Times: Inflationary monster is just a bogeyman

Here is an article that appeared in yesterday’s London Times.  Because I get this on my Kindle, I can’t find a link to the online story, so I’ve reprinted the article in full below. “Alarm bells are being loudly rung. In panic-prone parts of...

In Short, We Are Doomed [to repeat the mistakes of the past]

This is an interesting post, titled “In Short, We Are Doomed” and I would add, “To Repeat the Mistakes of the Past.” V. Anantha Nageswaran writes that, “to succeed in investing, investors need less of these and more of analytical and...

Current Fear of Depression Less Than Some Past Recessions

According to a survey by the University of Michigan, the number of people concerned that we are headed into another Great Depression is actually less than during four other periods in history. Those periods where more people were concerned about another depression...

“The Recession-What’s Next?” Workshop Well Attended

Last Thursday Rick spent an hour and a half answering your burning questions about the economy. The topics included: Have we hit the market bottom? How is this recession different? What can we expect for a recovery and when? How to avoid big money mistakes? What to do...