Asset protection

What About Collectibles?

Posted by Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics

on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:58


Collecting is instinctive within humanity. Everyone has formed a collection of something, no matter how small. From childhood, we all have accumulated objects in different categories, be it matchbox cars to collections of Barbie dolls. Their questionable usefulness is only second to the fascination of playing with them. The first coins used in China were cowrie shells. They were beautiful and rare since they could not be found everywhere. The first attempt to expand the money supply, and make bronze appealing and acceptable, involved making the money into the image of a cowrie shell.

I got the bug when I bought my first Roman coin for probably $5 when I was 10 to 12. I would recommend ancient coins, for their market is global. Canadian coins are salable in Canada just as the best market for the U.S. coins is in the United States. Yet, ancient coins cross all borders. The Chinese and Russians are big buyers these days. Cars are too hard to store. Fine art is also something I have collected over the years. I can more than quadruple my investment in things like Rembrandt etchings (the one pictured is of his father).

I have collections of rare books and autographs as well. There are collectors for every category of object. There was the Villa of the Papyri, a private house in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum, who collected art and books. This tremendous collection has fascinated visitors beyond belief. 

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Personal Finance

10 Potential Black Swans And Opportunities For The U.S. Economy In 2017

Posted by John Maulding via Seeking Alpha

on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:24


* We've reached that wonderful time of year when financial pundits pull out their forecaster hats and take a crack at the future.

* This time the exercise is particularly interesting because we're at several turning points.

* Any one of them could remake the entire year overnight.

We've reached that wonderful time of year when financial pundits pull out their forecaster hats and take a crack at the future. This time the exercise is particularly interesting because we're at several turning points. Any one of them could remake the entire year overnight.

I should probably say up front that I am actually somewhat optimistic about 2017 - optimistic, meaning I think we will muddle through - but that's a lot better outcome than I was expecting five months ago. However, mid-course corrections may be warranted.

Instead of trying to answer questions about the future, I'll try to list those we should be asking as 2017 opens.

We can't afford for any of the major components of the global economy to break down; so, it's smart to ask, "Where are the weak points?". That's what we'll do today. We'll poke at the economic mechanism as it grinds along.

Trumping DC

...continue reading HERE


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Gold & Precious Metals

Gold Stocks: A Fabulous Rally Accelerates

Posted by Stewart Thomson - Graceland Updates

on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:20


Jan 17, 2017

  1. Rate hikes tend to be good for gold, and even better for gold stocks. On that note, please  click here or on the above image now. Double-click to enlarge this hourly bars gold chart.
  2. Since Janet Yellen hiked rates in December, gold has rallied almost $90. That’s good news, but the great news is that the US central bank plans more rate hikes this year.
  3. Gold has a rough historical tendency to decline ahead of rate hikes, and rally strongly after they happen.
  4. Please  click here now. Double-click to enlarge this daily bars gold chart.
  5. The 14,7,7 Stochastics oscillator is beginning to show signs of “flat lining” in the overbought position. That tends to happen during very strong rallies.



Wealth Building Strategies

6 wealth-building strategies of the rich anyone can use

Posted by Business Insider

on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:12

Screen Shot 2017-01-17 at 6.59.04 AMSeveral years ago, New York Times Wealth Matters columnist Paul Sullivan opened up his finances to a group of high-powered, high-net worth investors known as Tiger 21.

Members gather regularly to discuss investing strategies and at one meeting, Sullivan asked them to critique his own — relatively meager by their standards — financial life.

"Given what I do, I thought [my wife and I] had a handle on it, but what I learned from that meeting is that we hadn’t thought enough about the risks in life," Sullivan says.

Those risks include declining incomes and the unexpected death or disability of a household wage earner. As a result of that meeting, Sullivan and his wife took out life and disability insurance policies and sold off a condo in Florida that had been a vacation home for the family.  

"They were so direct and harsh about that being a possible drain, if we weren’t able to sell it if something bad happened. That was a wake-up call," Sullivan says.

The lessons he absorbed from that wealthy, exclusive group of over 300 members across the U.S. and Canada led Sullivan to write his new book, "The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy." The title refers to the security that can come from knowing you’re prepared for a negative event, like a layoff, no matter how much money you have or earn. "The people in the book who I call wealthy, whether they’re a teacher or a hedge fund manager, are wealthy because they have security. They have behaviors around money that let them be in control of their lives when something bad happens," he says. 

Those behaviors, Sullivan says, can be learned or even adopted later in life. As someone who grew up without much money, he says it took him a long time to have a healthy relationship with it. He would avoid credit card debt and overspending so assiduously that he often wore threadbare clothing and skipped even affordable purchases he would have enjoyed. "You should be able to spend money on things you enjoy. If you love $4 Starbucks lattes, then buy it," he says.  

If you're looking to adopt some secrets of the wealthy, Sullivan suggests the following strategies:

....continue reading HERE


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