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Pensions, Oy Vey

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Years ago it seemed that when you hit 65 you’d retire, receive a gold watch, and proceed to spend your pension money on a rocking chair and pot plants. Ten years later you’d be in a box and, since pot plants are cheap, the …

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Facing Reality

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Today I’ve recorded a very brief message which I hope you’ll enjoy. What’s on my mind is the investments made by market participants who are basing investment decisions on global benchmarks which are severely distorted and where those investment decisions …

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Remembering How Rich I Am

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I am spending the week skiing with my family, and while bruising myself and enjoying the ache that always accompanies skiing holidays, stopping to take a break helps me to take a step back and remember to be grateful for what I have. In doing so …

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive

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Questions require answers and lots of questions require lots of answers. You’d be wrong in thinking that you’ll get either since the missing ingredient to both is lots of time. Someone invent me a time machine and I’ll answer more questions. Until …

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Conversation With A Gold Veteran

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Larry Scharf is a senior vice president of investments at Raymond James in Connecticut. One of Larry’s favourite markets – and one which he’s been studying and investing in for over 30 years – is the gold market. I met Larry …