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Recovery? No Jobs for the Young, No Retirement for the Old

The Fed’s Zero Interest Rate Policy has destroyed low-risk yields on retirement funds, greatly reducing the yield on retirement savings. As a a direct result of Fed policy (designed to recapitalize banks at the expense of savers & retirees), those hoping to retire have been forced to put their savings at risk or working longer because the low-risk yield on retirement savings are now meager.

10 Most Valuable Investment Quotes To Live By

The reality is that we can’t control outcomes; the most we can do is influence the probability of certain outcomes which is why the day to day management of risks and investing based on probabilities, rather than possibilities, is important not only to capital preservation but to investment success over time.

If Economy Is Recovering, Why Is Labor Force Participation Rate At A 36 Year Low?

The percentage of Americans that are either working or looking for work is the lowest in 36 years. There are over 100 million working age Americans that are not employed right now. If the percentage of people in the labor force continues to decline like it has been, what is that going to mean for the future of our society?

What the Next Gold Confiscation Will Look Like

Many have speculated that the US government could once again turn to gold confiscation/nationalization if it became desperate enough. These fears are not unfounded given the abysmal financial situation of the US government that only continues to get worse, coupled with a total lack of political will to cut spending.

Obama Fires the First Shot on Your Retirement Account

US retirement accounts hold well over $5 trillion in assets – You can almost hear Uncle Sam salivate. The MyRA looks like the first baby step toward acclimating people to the idea that retirement savings are too important to entrust 100% to the market. Government bonds, you see, are much safer.

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