If you are a bond holder, the last few weeks may have come as a shock. Ever since the Fed raised the possibility of tapering their stimulus program, interest rates have spiked higher. For the first time in years, bondholders actually saw bond prices decline. Get used to it.

The firearm industry has a lot going for it. It is responsible for a piece of this country’s economic recovery including job growth as well as providing a hefty contribution to the tax base. It also sold the weapons that recently cut down 26 people, including 20 children, in a Connecticut elementary school. 

Here we are in the middle of June, in the third year of a Presidential Cycle, and no one is talking of its historical bullish implications. Despite all the present gloom and doom about the economy and the stock market, here’s something to remember. There has never been a negative return in the stock market [...]

Funny how things work, take the reputation of the Permanent Portfolio Fund, for example: disciplined, conservative, comprehensive asset allocation while protecting purchasing power. All that and a little growth thrown in to keep your nest egg from stagnating, not bad if you are an investor who is looking for a haven from today’s volatility.

The time has come to consider income investments. Yes, those boring bond and stock funds that provide interest and income in a market I believe will at best do nothing throughout most of next year. Granted, you won’t be the center of attention at your holiday office party but you will be way ahead of [...]