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Yearly Archives - 2017

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Early Withdrawal From a 401(k): What Happens?

Saving for retirement can seem somewhat expensive, and when you’re in dire straits, it can be very tempting to raid your 401(k) to pay off credit card bills or pocket funds that are already in your retirement account. However, this has serious consequences on retirement income, and it’s not so good for the companies that maintain these investment vehicles, either.

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Largest Bomb in U.S. Arsenal Could Make Economic Waves

GBU-43/B, also called “mother of all bombs” or MOAB, has been dropped in Afghanistan, marking a dramatic change in the way the current administration plans to conduct operations in the area. While the weapon was planned for use on the Iraqi battlefield, it was never used as there was limited resistance there. The bomb was likely dropped in response to the death of a U.S. special forces operative in the same area.

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Buy Into Gold to Avoid Bursting Bubbles

Gold — and other precious metals — are one of the few assets today that aren’t overvalued. While other stocks approach potentially dangerous bubbles, gold tends to keep stable. Most investors know that buying low and selling high is the key to successful wealth building, but that’s not easy to do if you’re constantly purchasing from overvalued investment classes.

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Missiles Over Syria: A One-Shot Deal for Gold?

The recent missile strikes on Syria have had a notable impact on the markets, with currency pairs wobbling and the U.S. dollar dipping in most markets as a result. Similarly, weak data from the UK caused the dollar to rise significantly against the pound, and the euro didn’t show much change. The yen, on the other hand, experienced a significant fluctuation, and the dollar dropped against it.

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