2013 Housing Market Outlook

My realtor who helped with buying my home a few years ago occasionally sends me newsletters on the state of the US housing market. For the most part this is marketing material looking for referrals and to keep her in mind if when I decide to sell or …

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Average 401k and IRA Balances and Returns Up in 2012

[2012 returns and balances update] Fidelity Investments, the nation’s largest employer sponsored 401(k) administrator, recently published its 2012 statistics covering 20,200 401(k) plans with 12 million participants, showing that the average 401(k) balance was $75,900. This was the highest end-of-quarter average since the company it began tracking the data …

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Gold Price Outlook and Forecast

[Updated] Gold prices reached record levels following S&P’s sovereign credit downgrades and ongoing fears of Euro market/region instability. Coupled with volatility in global equity markets many investors and sovereign nations have rushed to invest in the yellow metal for protection and price speculation. Gold prices have …

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