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Tim MaverickTim Maverick

, Senior Correspondent


Investing in Your Children, Saving for the Future

One of the biggest expenses faced by American families is the cost of a child’s education. While scholarships and student loans may help bear much of the burden, it’s increasingly crucial that families set money aside in a college fund in preparation for a student’s formative years. However, it’s often overwhelming to sort out the...

A U.S.-Saudi Breakup Threatens the Demise of the Petrodollar

There are, perhaps, fewer more important– or more delicate – relationships between countries than the one between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The very reason the U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency dates back to a deal struck in 1971 between Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the Saudis, during which the petrodollar...

Wall Street is in For a Surprise: A Trump Presidency

While the Democratic and Republican parties argue about revolution, Wall Street remains in favor of maintaining the status quo. This is why – as reported by The Wall Street Journal – Hillary Clinton is the preferred candidate for most financial executives. The Journal reports that Wall Street has already raised nearly $23 million for the...

How to Invest in a Flat Stock Market

As The Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Industrial Average have not hit a new high in over a year. In fact, the stock market averages are little changed from the levels of late 2014 – not a shock, considering U.S. companies have been in an earnings...

UPDATE: 7 Things Investors Need to Pay Attention to for the Rest of 2016

The market has seen some tough times since the start of 2016 – stocks bottomed in mid-February, and then ripped higher for the following three months. The sharp rally, though, seems to be running out of steam. It is, therefore, the perfect time to re-visit my list of 7 Things Investors Need to Pay Attention...

The How-To of Investing in a Comfortable Retirement

The Fed and its central bank cronies are outright dangerous. Bill Gross of Janus Capital may have said it best when he told Barron’s in April, “Today’s ultra-low interest rates are destroying savers who are the bedrock of capitalism.” Forget capitalism. These low interest rates are destroying the retirement dreams of many who worked hard...

Fantasy to Reality: Scientists Create the First Nano-Engine

Nanobots have been featured in the realm of science fiction since the advent of the genre – tiny robots manipulating the world around us. But today, like so many of sci-fi’s wildest dreams, scientists are actually making the fantasy into a reality and developing machines the size of complex molecules. One day these nanobots could...

China Takes a Gamble on Commodities

In April this year, the commodities market saw some very good fortune. The S&P GSCI Index soared by 10.1%, and 20 of the 24 components rose in value – thus making it the second-best April on record. The Bloomberg Commodity Total Return Index rose in a similar fashion in the same month, experiencing a rise...

The Evolution of Helicopter Money

Some things never change. Birds fly. Fish swim. And central bankers will always come up with crazy schemes to stimulate their economies despite massive debt. Despite efforts, zero and negative interest rates are not working. So, according to noted experts on the bond market and the Fed – including Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital and...

Man vs. Machine: Who Will Be the Victors in a Bear Market?

Wall Street is experiencing a “rise of the robots.” Maybe not quite in the way that Hollywood has imagined for us, but a robotic takeover, nonetheless. Driven by the attraction of very low fees, smaller investors are rushing headlong into the realm of robo-advisors. These “advisors” use a combination of investing-on-autopilot and a cookie-cutter approach....