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What Warren Buffett Taught Me About Sleeping Well at Night

I was shocked by how monstrous his house really is…

The legendary investor (known to some as the “Oracle of Omaha”) is one of the richest men in the world. In 1960, he started a partnership with 10 doctors. It’s rumored here in town that each of those doctors now has about $700 million from their initial $10,000 deposits. It’s also rumored that Buffett only put in $100, but transformed that into billions.

Smelling the Roses to Stave off Dementia

Take some time to smell the flowers – and save your memory.

That’s according to new research out of the University of Toronto. Researchers discovered a link between smells and memory. The researchers found a connection in mouse brains between the hippocampus and something called the anterior olfactory nucleus (AON).

Just When You Thought Facebook Was Safe

“Just when you thought it was safe to own Facebook again…”

That was the opening of an e-mail my friend and colleague Dan Ferris sent me just after social media behemoth Facebook (FB) announced its second-quarter earnings.

The Most Turbulent Market Months Are Here

I can see it now…

A beautiful 75-degree day on the beach with a slight breeze. No worries about work. Just a nice cold drink in my hand, and the promise of a good meal at the end of the day.

This Hasn’t Burned Your Portfolio Yet… But It’s About To

Doc’s note: Most investors know they should be diversified, but they aren’t. And, as my good friend and colleague Steve Sjuggerud explains in this essay from DailyWealth, things have actually worked out well for those investors.

But that is about to change. And if you’re not ready, you’ll ruin your portfolio…

Don’t Ever Buy 100-Year Bonds

Yield chasers do crazy things.

Especially in the yield-starved environment we’re in today.

Predicting Recessions

What’s the best predictor of a recession?

Economists and PhDs could debate this for days. Some claim consumer spending is the most accurate predictor. Some claim it’s the labor market. And others use a bunch of indicators weighted together, like the Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index.

Is the Credit Boom About to Become a Credit Bust?

Doc’s note: The economy and stock market are still booming, but now the financial “tide” is rolling out… The Federal Reserve is now raising rates and unwinding its massive stimulus program for the first time in nearly a decade. Credit is tightening, slowly but surely.

According to my good friend and Stansberry Research founder Porter Stansberry, there’s one major consequence of this that nobody ever talks about.

We’ve Waited 20 Years for This Boom

If you’ve been a long-term, buy-and-hold commodity investor for 20 years, you may not have earned a dime.

Yet… in that period, you could have made thousands of percent gains if you could have correctly traded the commodity cycle.

The Most Hated Stocks

“Buy when there’s blood in the streets.”

Baron Rothschild, an 18th century British nobleman and member of the Rothschild banking family, is credited with this famous saying. Rothschild made a vast fortune when he bought during the panic right after the Battle of Waterloo against Napoleon.