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A basic diversification strategy

Jul 25, 2014

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A basic diversification strategy
Diversification is the cornerstone of investment planning. Having a clear diversification strategy will go a long way to protect you from making catastrophic investment mistakes. This helpful article will provide a handy guide to this end. It will be especially helpful for new investors. (About.com)

Why do gold and silver coins not act as money?
The US mint is required by law to produce Gold and Silver coins in sufficient quantity to meet demand. However, these coins do not circulate? People do not accept these coins as legal tender. This insightful article by the president of the Gold Standard Institute USA highlights the problems that come in the way to prevent Gold and Silver from performing its role as money. (Forbes)

Is Chinese Gold demand really slowing down?
If news headlines are to be believed, the Chinese have started reducing the purchases of Gold. However, the headlines do not tell the true story. As this article clearly shows, the Chinese government is stocking up on Gold for a time when the US dollar will no longer be the world's reserve currency. (SafeHaven)

What does the latest employment data from the US say?
The latest employment numbers from the US economy points to an improving economy. But what is the reality. The numbers suggest that US corporations are not laying-off workers in large numbers. Does this suggest a pick up in growth is around the corner? Perhaps not. Read on to find out more. (MorningStar)

India will continue to suffer high inflation
Inflation has been the bugbear for the Indian economy for a while now. It has remained at elevated levels for the last 5 years. But will India ever become a low inflation economy? As this article highlights, perhaps that day may never come. (Value Research)

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