Are You Worth Your Weight In ______?

Are You Worth Your Weight In ______?

ARE YOU WORTH YOUR WEIGHT IN PLATINUM OR, MAYBE, SAFFRON? Gold is not the only substance that commands a hefty price per pound. The Telegraph recently reported on the most valuable materials in the world by weight and some were quite surprising! Saffron is the most...

Weekly Perspective, July 1, 2013

The Markets Soothing words from Federal Reserve Bank officials helped settle investors’ fears last week, and U.S. stock markets moved higher. The Dow Jones Industrials Average was up 0.7 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 0.9 percent, and the...

Weekly Perspective, May 28, 2013

The Markets Like guests feeling the first rain drops at a Memorial Day barbecue, markets responded uncertainly to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke’s congressional testimony and the newly released Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes last week....

What’s the Story with Gold? April 29, 2013

What’s the Story with Gold? According to an April 2012 Gallup Poll, Americans believe gold is the best long-term investment. Overall, real estate, stocks, and savings accounts were near-followers. When Gallup broke the statistics down demographically, they found...

September 11: Ten Years Later, September 12, 2011

September 11: TEN YEARS LATER The past week was filled with remembrances of that tragic day 10 years ago when we lost nearly 3,000 of our loved ones and the country lost its feeling of peace and security. We will never forget the grief, the heroism, and the pulling...

Weekly Perspective August 22, 2011

The Markets The financial markets are currently filled with contradictions and that’s contributing to head-scratching and risk-aversion on the part of investors. Consider these head-scratchers: Mortgage rates are at a 50-year low, yet the housing market is still...

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