This past week I was interviewed by James Stafford at Oilprice.com.
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.
Whats the real populist risk: Donald Trump and Nigel Farage?
This column features two top-performing dividend strategies for a choppy 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
On May 9, Philippine voters shook up their political system by electing a Trump-like nationalist from outside of their traditional oligarchy.
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.
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.
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.