Fri, May 27, 2016

Dave Ramsey | May 27, 2016

Dear Dave, Based on your annual income, how do you determine how much house you can afford?

Mike Shedlock | May 27, 2016

This past week I was interviewed by James Stafford at

BGASC Metals | May 27, 2016

For the third week in a row weve heard a series of calls by Fed presidents for rate hikes in 2016. The incessant barrage of Fed Presidents arguing for rate hikes, most of them non-voting members, has had its impact.

Bob Goldman | May 27, 2016

Hey, did you get the email I sent you this morning?

Thu, May 26, 2016

Mike Shedlock | May 26, 2016

Whats the real populist risk: Donald Trump and Nigel Farage?

Charles Payne | May 26, 2016

Is the consumer dead, or are there different values driving household spending?

Nicholas Vardy | May 26, 2016

This column features two top-performing dividend strategies for a choppy 2016.

Bryan Perry | May 26, 2016

Investors should be pleasantly surprised by the notion that the minutes for the most recent Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting actually offered some real value for the market.

Political Calculations | May 26, 2016

Not long ago, we came across a data source that provided over 150 years worth of nominal price data for wheat crops grown in the U.S., which we recently visualized.

BGASC Metals | May 26, 2016

In April 2016, the Peoples Bank of China added 11 tons of gold to its reserves. Since starting monthly gold reporting in July 2015, China has added about 150 tons of gold to its reserves, bringing its total to the fifth most of any nation.

Bruce Wiliams | May 26, 2016

DEAR BRUCE: I have what, on the surface, may be a simple question. I have a 401(k) currently at $420,000 and nonretirement investments of around $60,000.

Hank Adler | May 26, 2016

The Internal Revenue Code provides that if you have losses that exceed your income, those losses can be used to offset future taxable income for 20 years.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 26, 2016

Dear Readers, If you've been following my columns about mindful spending, you know that this is the last week of the 30-day Financial Cleanse. For the past three weeks, each of my columns has focused on a single theme. Week 1 was about getting on top of day-to-day spending; Week 2 focused on creating a realistic monthly budget; Week 3 had you exploring your top three financial goals.

Wed, May 25, 2016

BGASC Metals | May 25, 2016

The Russian Central Bank announced last week that its gold reserves had reached 47.5 million troy ounces (approximately 1,477 metric tons). The total included an additional 500,000 ounces (15.5 tons) of gold added in April.

Mike Shedlock | May 25, 2016

Household debt for the first quarter of 2016 is up $136 billion.

Political Calculations | May 25, 2016

On Monday, 16 May 2016, the U.S. Treasury updated its accounting of the national origins of the major foreign holders of debt issued by the U.S. government through the end of March 2016, the halfway point of the federal government's fiscal year.

Cliff Ennico | May 25, 2016

I was amused to read an article in The Wall Street Journal last week about a human-resources consultant who developed a popular (and apparently very lucrative) program to help corporate HR executives "understand this young generation," the millennial generation.

Bruce Wiliams | May 25, 2016

DEAR BRUCE: My mother passed away last week. After five days of looking for her will, I finally located it. I want to make sure I do everything correctly. What should be my first step? -- Reader

Tue, May 24, 2016

Dave Ramsey | May 24, 2016

Dear Dave, My wife and I are both in our early 20s, were debt-free, and were just a couple of months away from having a fully loaded emergency fund of six months of expenses.

Bill Gunderson | May 24, 2016

Not much was expected from the release of the FOMC minutes this past Wednesday. After all, Janet Yellen has gone out of her way to keep markets calm with her repeated dovish tone since Januarys big market sell-off.

Political Calculations | May 24, 2016

Quite a lot has happened since we last commented on the S&P 500 and the news events that influenced it during the first part of the third week of May 2016.

BGASC Metals | May 24, 2016

Gold was important to the U.S. to nationalize in 1933, to build Fort Knox in 1936 to store it and to stop foreign central bank redemptions of dollars for gold in 1971, but not important enough to ever add more to its reserves.

Wall Street Daily | May 24, 2016

On May 9, Philippine voters shook up their political system by electing a Trump-like nationalist from outside of their traditional oligarchy.

Bill Tatro | May 24, 2016

Bruce Wiliams | May 24, 2016

DEAR BRUCE: Last year I received a notice stating that I owned unclaimed property that was in the possession of the state of Pennsylvania. After calling, I discovered that the property was an uncashed check for $18,000. I submitted a claim and waited the three months required before following up.

Mon, May 23, 2016

BGASC Metals | May 23, 2016

Last week, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) released their 2015 gold and silver mintages. Canadian Mint gold sales rose 35% in 2015 to 953,000 ounces after falling to less than 800,000 ounces in 2014.

Doug Fabian | May 23, 2016

The Fed threw the market a curveball last week, as the release of the April Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes revealed that Janet Yellen and company are indeed willing to hike interest rates again at their next meeting.

Harvey Mackay | May 23, 2016

There are motivational writers and motivational speakers, and then there's John Maxwell. John has been called America's No. 1 leadership authority by the American Management Association, and has won the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. He has trained more than 6 million leaders in 196 countries.

Edith Lank | May 23, 2016

Ms. Lank: I am in my 70s, and I am retired. In 2015, I bought a house for my stepson. He has good credit, but he is a musician and he couldn't qualify for a mortgage. He and my wife are also on the deed, but the mortgage is in my name.


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