Crawling Road

How To Go Broke In Two Easy Steps – Leverage and Trading Currencies

Here are two easy steps to follow if you want to go broke when investing: Step 1: Use Leverage Step 2: Trade Currencies Swiss Franc Shock Shuts Some FX Brokers The Swiss franc decoupled from the Euro yesterday. This isn’t going to be a Schadenfreude post, but I wanted to say a few things. The Swiss marrying the Euro with a currency peg was a stupid idea and I’m happy to see they ended it. It will be painful to Swiss exports...

Permanent Portfolio Returns 2014

The Permanent Portfolio return for 2014 was +9.1% according to Morningstar’s data. This year saw a lot of volatility in the stock and gold markets, but the bonds came in to keep everything under control and lock in solid gains. Let’s discuss the results. Permanent Portfolio Returns 2014 Breakdown Here is the breakdown of the popular asset classes according to Morningstar. Just like the years before, these are to the nearest tenth and may not reflect all year-end dividends yet. So, these numbers may go up (or down) as...