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Be Cautious When Investing in Gold

Gold might be in the headlines, but should it be in your portfolio? It has been hard to go about your daily routine in the last year without being overwhelmed with news about gold. It seems like it’s everywhere: TV, radio, billboards, pop-up ads, magazine covers, and talk shows. I even saw a guy on the street corner with a sign exclaiming, “We’ll Buy Your Gold Now!” While some folks…

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Why ETF Investors Need to Do Their Homework

ETFs are great investment tools, but there’s a lot to consider before jumping in. This week I spoke at the 4th annual Inside ETFs Conference in Hollywood, Fla. It was an extremely well-attended event with over 900 attendees, live broadcasts from CNBC, and information booths from every major ETF vendor. I’m a huge fan of exchange-traded funds—I’ve been managing portfolios composed entirely of ETFs for almost 10 years. I think…

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