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. Analysis

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. Analysis

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. Analysis

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. Analysis

Worse Than Nothing

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

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. Analysis

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. Analysis

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Matt - great feature article on ETNs. And I am shocked SHOCKED, that investors might actually have to have a decent investing option in their 401(k) options.