401k Hypnosis

One thing I consistently notice in the workplace is the acceptance at which the general populace accepts the merits of the 401k as gospel. Invest and save for the long term they say, and do it in the 401k. Why not? You’re crazy if you don’t use the 401k you know? For readers of this…

Wall Street Hammered Before Fed Convenes

Perhaps good news may be bad news after all. At a time when global financial markets seldom follow logical pathways, one counterintuitive message may ring true. The U.S. Federal Reserve has been promising — some might pessimistically say threatening — to raise interest rates so long as economic barometers confirm positive momentum and stability. While…

Jobs Report Boost: What A Surprise!

U.S. equity markets welcomed a robust performance on Friday, which had all the makings of a so-called catch-up rally. All three major blue-chip indices gained an average of over 2%, with the venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average leading the pack up 2.12%, or nearly 370 points. This, however, did not quite make up for the…

What’s Happening To Gold Prices?

Amid the roaring noise of the markets and snowballing geopolitical events, gold prices have suffered a silent and pernicious retreat. Since peaking recently in mid-October of this year, gold prices have dropped more than 8% in value, putting their losses near the same ballpark as the Brent Crude Oil index over the same time frame.…

3 Smart Money Habits

Dear FutureMoneyTrends.com Member, Each week, I try and give you our very best advice when it comes to money – specifically, personal finance. Our core objective is to help our members optimize their portfolios and lives for the future. I want to share 3 money habits that have been critical in my own life. It’s…

Epic Opportunities in Metals and Mining

We are in a world of uncertainty and volatility. I spend a fair amount of time each week talking to people who are very much researched and have excellent insight on what should happen going forward, but even these people are not wizards with the ability to exactly predict short-term movements in the markets. What…

Silver Coin Demand Truly Exploding

Demand for silver coins is truly exploding, especially in the last couple of months. Let's look at demand in two of the most important mints worldwide. The U.S. Mint is certainly the bellwether for coin demand, as it's among the largest mints worldwide. As the first chart shows, silver coin demand on an annual basis…