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Sound of Silence

Can you hear the tumbleweed rolling?  I launch a frontal attack on Hougan's manhood and...nothing.

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Good As Gold

What are you missing? A LOT. Rarely have I seen such a convoluted tangle of reasoning and mixed metaphors. It really is hard to imagine gold bugs singing kum-bay-yah.

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The Myth Of El Dorado

That's right, Jim: I don't get gold. The way I see it, the arguments boil down to this: Gold is valuable because it's always been valuable.  Well, let's all hold hands and sing Kum-bay-yah.

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Gold Investing Makes No Sense?

Matt read my China/Gold blog yesterday and told me that he "just doesn't get" gold investing. And I'm sure many of you are with him. But I know as well that there's a big pocket of "goldbugs" among index investors.

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Put It All in China and Gold

It's hard not to notice the continual buzz around China and the finite amount of gold in the world.

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Worse Than Nothing

The 401(k) market certainly is a racket, Jim.  And it's a racket that puts Tony Soprano to shame.

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MY Plan for 401(k)

If the 401(k) plan was an etch-a-sketch and I was king, I would shake that thing vigorously and start all over.

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Which ETFs To Avoid, Part 2

Your conversation on CNBC about oil and commodities ETF was interesting, Jim. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me which oil-focused ETF did the best job tracking the price of crude, I'd be richer than a roughneck on payday.