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June 2011



Energy vs. Precious Metals

June 20, 2011 – Comments (40) | RELATED TICKERS: OIL , GAS.DL2

As I see it, there are two major ways to play the devaluation of the dollar: precious metals and energy. Personally, I prefer energy. I don't think gold and silver have major run-ups without oil also benefiting. Also, oil and gas have a lot more uses than gold and silver (and yes, they are also more abundant).  [more]



Paying Down Debt

June 19, 2011 – Comments (32) | RELATED TICKERS: DE , BT

As I type this, I carry a mortgage at 6.25% and a student loan at 5.6%. Since late 2008, the proper capital allocation decision in my eyes has been to invest my free cash instead of paying down those debts. Thus far, it has been the right decision.   [more]

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