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Retiring in a Down Market? Turn Those Losses Into Tax Benefits

Retiring in a Down Market? Turn Those Losses Into Tax Benefits

If you’re at or near retirement age, I’m sure the last few weeks have been especially worrisome for you. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The markets will turn around, perhaps sooner than we think. But I realize that may be cold comfort to some of you. The good news is there’s…

5 Charts to Prove the America 2.0 Housing Boom Is Happening Now

5 Charts to Prove the America 2.0 Housing Boom Is Happening Now

Special Note: We receive a lot of great and helpful feedback from readers just like you. When you take the time to write in, we listen. And this week, we received an encouraging email from Chuck from Huntsville, Alabama. Hi Paul. I’m an Inner Circle subscriber and have been using your services since 2017. You may see…

Get Rich Like a Modern-Day Railroad Baron

Get Rich Like a Modern-Day Railroad Baron

America was built on railroads. Before the Civil War, every farm and town more than a few days’ ride from a navigable river had to be self-sufficient. They were too far from industrial centers to import most things. Frontier farmers concentrated on feeding themselves and their local communities. They couldn’t send bulky crops to distant…

The Best Retirement Strategy for 2020

The Best Retirement Strategy for 2020

[Update] After stocks fell enough last week to call it a correction — a 10% drop in stocks from their most recent peak — investors are once again panicking. This time, the markets are worried about a coronavirus outbreak. The CBOE Volatility Index, aka the Fear Index, rose to highs last week that it hadn’t…

Clash of the E-Commerce Giants

Clash of the E-Commerce Giants

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has been a great company to own the past few years. Its stock has doubled since December 2015, and it pays a solid dividend of 1.8%. On Tuesday, Walmart is set to report earnings, which could lead to even bigger gains for the big-box retailer in the months ahead. In today’s…

[UPDATE] No. 1 Stock to Invest in for the Almond Milk Revolution

[UPDATE] No. 1 Stock to Invest in for the Almond Milk Revolution

[UPDATE] The “Alt-Milk” global revolution continues. Since I last wrote this article in April 2019, it’s been reported by Mintel Research that in the United Kingdom, alternative milk sales have leaped 71% so far this year. More dairy drinkers are making the switch to non-dairy drinks. It’s also worth noting, that per OnePoll, about one-third…

Treat Your Portfolio to Some Gold — the Right Way

Treat Your Portfolio to Some Gold — the Right Way

According to Christopher Columbus: Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world and succeeds in helping souls into paradise. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what gold can and cannot do for you. (It goes without saying that gold will not actually help…

Buy Gold Before It’s Too Late

Buy Gold Before It’s Too Late

In July 2018, I was sitting on my uncle’s patio with a cup of espresso. I was in southern Italy, taking my children to meet our family over there. We snacked on homemade taralli and fresh-picked fiorone, the giant green figs of the region. The conversation turned to the European Union and what a catastrophe…

Your 1-Day Trade for This Week’s Fed Meetings

Your 1-Day Trade for This Week’s Fed Meetings

Investor Insights: After the July 31 Fed meeting, the Dow dropped almost 500 points in 18 minutes. July 31 was a dramatic example. But big moves on Fed days are almost routine. This simple strategy works for one day of trading every six weeks. It was January 9, 1991. I was deep underground, working in…