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Turning $400 into more than a million …

by Nilus Mattive |

Last Thursday, I gave you some great examples of how everyday people could build massive fortunes with relatively simple approaches — including the story of a guy who became a billionaire by buying and holding Berkshire Hathaway stock.

But perhaps nothing compares to the tale of an investor named Richard Dennis.

Like me, Richard Dennis was a philosophy major who began investing at a relatively young age.

After graduating college and borrowing $1,600 from his family, he bought a seat on the Mid-American futures exchange for $1,200 and began trading the remaining $400.

Within a year, …

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Washington is eyeing your traditional IRA, too …

by Nilus Mattive |

Last week, I told you about two Roth IRA changes that President Obama would like to make, and I explained why those moves would mess up a lot of people’s retirement plans.

But it isn’t just Roth IRAs that are coming under fire. I believe Washington will also try to alter some of the rules surrounding traditional IRAs, too.

This is exactly why the Government Accountability Office recently released a new report that investigated “outsized” IRA accounts.

They found more than 9,000 IRAs worth at least $5 million.

You might think they’d tout this …

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Is Gold Putting in a Triple Bottom?

by Nilus Mattive |

With gold now sitting back where it was at the end of 2013, readers are wondering whether it’s time to throw in the towel on the yellow metal. So we asked precious metals expert James DiGeorgia to give us his detailed analysis on gold’s shorter-term and longer-term prospects. — The Easy Street Investing Team

Now that gold is testing its key $1,200 support level again — for the third time in the last 14 months — it begs two very obvious questions …

First, why has …

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A new warning for bond investors …

by Nilus Mattive |

What follows is another guest column from our friend and fixed-income expert, Marilyn Cohen. In previous articles, Marilyn has explained some of the problems in the muni bond market as well as other fixed-income pitfalls you need to watch out for. In today’s edition, she tackles corporate bonds … telling you how a rising tide of activist investing could impact your portfolio, along with a simple way to protect yourself going forward. — The Easy Street Investing Team

Activism is everywhere you look in the markets …

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