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Looking for Growth, Part 2 - Leapfrog to the New Frontier

Looking for Growth, Part 2 – Leapfrog to the New Frontier

Yesterday, I examined Asia’s two big economies, Japan and China. In particular, their slowing growth and what it means for investments in those countries. Today, I’m going to show you where to find 6% to 8% annual growth. To find high and lasting growth, you need to invest in countries that are booming. Many of...

Looking for Growth, Part 1: Trouble in Japan and China

Looking for Growth, Part 1: Trouble in Japan and China

It’s tough for investors to find decent economic growth in the world. The American economy hasn’t grown by more than 3% since 2005, the longest stretch of weak growth going back to 1930. The latest labor survey shows that the economy only produced 38,000 jobs in May, the fewest since September 2010. And Europe’s record...

Investing in a World Without Safe portfolio Returns

Investing in a World Without Safe Returns

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal perfectly summarized the dilemma faced by today’s investors. Being a successful investor, the article explained, means “bigger gambles, lower returns.” This reality can be credited to the world’s central bankers and their relentless efforts to stimulate economic growth through zero and negative interest rates. The Good Old...

China Set to Control Crucial Cobalt Cliff for Electric Cars

China Set to Control Crucial Metal for Electric Cars

Investors are still salivating at the prospects for Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) electric cars – particularly the Model 3. But is all the anticipated hype really warranted? There may, in fact, be a bumpy road ahead for the commodity sector and Tesla’s future. Tesla’s electric cars require lithium-ion batteries to maintain power. These batteries are,...

Investing in Your Children, Saving for the Future

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...

How to Play the Great Game with ETFs

How to Play the Great Game

You’ve probably read about larger than life investors like George Soros who scour the world for the best opportunities and bet on anticipated economic and political events. These titans of finance are playing a grand game as they move capital across a global chessboard. Not all that long ago, pursuing this sort of investment strategy...

Old-School Tailoring Just Got a Tech Injection With a 3-D Tape Measure

Old-School Tailoring Just Got a Tech Injection

Chalk up another old-school method getting a dose of new-school technology. This time, it’s in the world of fine fashion. More specifically, the art of tailoring. While places like London and Milan are renowned for their tailoring skills in crafting exquisite, made-to-measure suits, Hong Kong is often overlooked as a center of excellence itself. Like...

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

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...

How to Use Mutual Funds and ETFs

How to Use Mutual Funds and ETFs

[Editor’s Note: As the busy season hits the Karmê Chöling meditation center, Samantha Solomon is lessening the frequency of her Young and Prudent column. She’ll be back next week, but today, we’re handing it over to Special Correspondent Carl Delfeld as he discusses the use of mutual funds and ETFs in your portfolio.] Last week,...