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How to Play Small Caps and the Lithium Boom

How to Play Small Caps and the Lithium Boom

Lithium is having a moment. Right now, there is a lot of excitement over the silvery-white metal. Wall Street analysts have even dubbed it, “white petroleum,” or “the next gasoline”. Yet, the lithium market is still quite small, worth only about $1 billion, annually. It is only a matter of time, however, before the market...

Young & Prudent: The Only Certainties are Death and Taxes

Young & Prudent: The Only Certainties are Death and Taxes

Change is a constant. It’s the only thing we can all rely on. But still, it continues to take us by surprise. Personally, I am always working on being better at taking it in my stride. Wall Street Daily is in the midst of making a shift and becoming part of an affiliated publication called...

Will Japan Be First to Try 'Helicopter Money'?

Will Japan Be First to Try ‘Helicopter Money’?

For those wondering why the S&P 500 Index and Dow Industrial Average have suddenly touched new highs, there is a simple explanation – helicopter money. Actual implementation, however, will not be quite as easy. Helicopter money has been a hot topic ever since the former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, aka “Helicopter Ben,” paid a...

A Timeless Strategy, A New Opportunity

A Timeless Strategy, A New Opportunity

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” -Winston Churchill Investors should be wary of any guru, advisor, or fund manager who advocates a “new” investment formula or strategy. History shows that there is only one way to achieve above average, consistent returns over the long haul – find a select number...

How to Invest a $10,000 Windfall

How to Invest a $10,000 Windfall

Today is your lucky day! You’ve suddenly come into a $10,000 tax-free windfall. Now, what do you do with the money? I know most would splurge on a vacation or the down payment on a new car or some other extravagance. But when unexpected extra funds find their way into our lives – whether from...

Young & Prudent: The Big Spend

Young & Prudent: The Big Spend

I am proud to say that I’ve been able to use my unique living situation to my advantage. I don’t get paid much working at a meditation retreat center in northern Vermont. But, I do get room and board, which means my monthly living expenses are minimal. With a little bit of freelance work, I’ve...

Open Doors for the South China Sea

Open Doors for the South China Sea

The biggest flashpoint, outside of the Middle East, is in the South China Sea where China has made incredibly broad territorial claims. Not only that, but China has also built artificial islands in an effort to substantiate those claims and encroach upon the Philippines. Yesterday, however, China suffered a major setback, as a United Nations...

Italian Banks Desperate For a Bailout

Italian Banks Desperate For a Bailout

The next banking crisis is just around the corner. This time, however, its origin will not be the United States. Instead, the trouble will start across the pond in Italy. Since the 2008 financial crisis pummeled international finances, Italy’s banks simply haven’t recovered. In fact, the Italian banking system is saddled with perhaps as much...

Why Mongolia Offers Strong Investment Upside

Why Mongolia Offers Strong Investment Upside

“We believe we’re at the bottom there. We’re keen on consumer goods and industrial companies.” So said Thomas Hugger, CEO of the AFC Asia Frontier Capital Fund, while referring to the investment opportunities in Mongolia at the moment. I agree with him. The country offers significant upside. Since I spoke at the opening of the...

Read More, Spend Nothing

Read More, Spend Nothing

As a kid, I spent a lot of time in the library. Heck, there was an entire class in elementary school devoted to the library, and I loved it. Sure, we had to learn a few monotonous tasks – like how to use the Dewey Decimal System, and check out books – but, we also...