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Why gold now looks more risky than stocks
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Still too many gold market bulls, says Hulbert

GoPro’s stock rocked by supplier’s outlook

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Productivity rises at fastest pace since end of 2013

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Trump, Clinton play game of liar’s poker: Delamaide
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Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
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Some financial advisers tout their stock-picking success. Others point to the many designations – certified financial planner, chartered financial analyst, certified retirement financial adviser – they have attached to their name.

Investment adviser Taraje Williams-Murray, who competed in judo at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

But a select few can boast of an altogether different credential – one that has seemingly little to do with investing, but that’s sure to catch many an investor’s attention: former Olympian.

Sure enough, the occasional Olympic hero finds his or her way from the games to the financial firm down the street. The advisory ranks include such greats as aquatic legend Mark Spitz and speed skater (and two-time medalist) Eric Flaim. But several lesser-known Olympians have also gone on to brokerage houses, insurance agencies and the like. And they say the experience of competing at the highest international level not only defined who they are, but also how they approach managing other people’s money.

We caught up with three such athletes-turned-advisers to hear about their moments of Olympic glory, and to learn a little about their investing philosophy as well.

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    • JonInteresting view from wherever you are. I may ask for some rerceenfes before I get through, as some of your latest claims are really fantastic. Lets look at a few things:”And let’s consider the failures you mentioned. The Soviet Union. Went from being third world to second world. Put men in to orbit. ” Is this an argument that the Soviet Union wasn’t a failure?Put men in orbit? So what? How did that improve the lives of soviet citizens? Does becoming a major world power help a country’s people, I don’t think so. You are confused about the role of government.Here are some pictures from in Russia. This standard of living was required so that the top down government could put men in orbit, instead of providing better housing for people. Is this what you want to hold up as an example of good government?”What has free market Haiti or free market Jamaica accomplished, with their tiny tariffs, tiny government, no state provide health services.”The problems in Haiti and Jamaica are government failures, whether their own, or external. their problems have nothing to do with free markets. You may also be confused about what a free market is. One of the problems in Haiti is that small businesses can’t develop because 40% of the GDP of Haiti is foreign aid.Brazil is under US rule? That’s news to me. I’ll need a reference, please.”People want to compare the Soviet Union to the US. But the US after WWII had half the wealth and only 6% of the population. What do you expect? And after they fall and the state provided health services disappeared the death was massive. Larger than the tolls due to Stalin’s purges. That’s what going through free market reforms produces.”I guess you mean that the US had 1/2 the world’s wealth and only 6% of the world’s population. If not, then that statement doesn’t make sense.I’ll need rerceenfes for those massive numbers of deaths since 1989. Between Stalin’s political purges and the collectivization of farms in the 1930s, by some estimates, 30-40 million people died. That seems like an unusually large number to have died from free market reforms. are you sure you’re not just making that up? Cuba? Yes, Cuba has been harassed by the US government ever since the revolution. But if Cuba is such a great place to live, why is it that so many people are willing to risk being eaten alive by sharks so they won’t have to spend another day in that tropical paradise? By the way, they come to the US. And what about Haitians refugees? When they leave Haiti, they don’t just travel 50 miles to the blessed shores of Cuba, they travel 700 miles to reach Florida. Are they all nuts? “And yet their health services are ranked just below the US by the World Health Organization.”Two things. There are two levels of healthcare in Cuba, one for the poor, and one for the elites, and the WHO gives a lot of weight to “fairness”. Universal coverage can earn a high WHO ranking even if medical outcomes aren’t so good.If you like, we can also discuss differences in definitions of live births between countries also, which causes differences in life expectancy figures, another highly weighted part of the WHO rankings.You may want to quit using that WHO ranking when you compare political systems if you want to be taken seriously.

    • I’m raising my hand too.After all Mike has been thgoruh?Co-opted?Get a job dude.And in case you might wonder,that is just a figure of speech I and an old friend use as a refreshing subtitute for “get out of town”,”yeah right”,or the more recently popular “whatever”.It doesn’t mean I think you don’t have a job.Moving right along…as a music lover Mike,here is a song I think you may definitely appreciate: “”

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Vera Bradley soars on results, upbeat outlook

A customer server works in a Starbucks Coffee shop in Shanghai, China, on Thursday November 01, 2007Photographer: Kevin Lee/Bloomberg News. 
Inside the strongest S&P sector, the 10 best stocks
Dow pushes bid to halt latest multiday rout

Why gold now looks more risky than stocks
Why gold now looks more risky than stocks: Reeves

Still too many gold market bulls, says Hulbert

GoPro’s stock rocked by supplier’s outlook

Intel hopes its chip retool can revive PC sales

Private sector adds 190,000 jobs in August: ADP

U.S. productivity rises at fastest pace since end of 2013
Productivity rises at fastest pace since end of 2013

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton playing game of liar’s poker with the voters
Trump, Clinton play game of liar’s poker: Delamaide
Bush mounts ‘germophobe’ attack on Trump

Workers don’t do better in unions
Opinion: Workers don’t do better in unions
Raising wages to $15 would raise prices by 4%
LA: $15 wage will lift 600,000 out of poverty

Growing doubts among Viacom investors lead to 50% stock drop
Growing doubts among Viacom investors

China stock market to close for World War II anniversary
China tightens controls to fight capital outflows

Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
Guide to managing money from your 20s to your 70s
Take your company pension, or buy an annuity?
Don’t overcomplicate 401(k) transfer to an IRA
Is this all the investing advice you’ll ever need?

Never use a market order when stocks are selling off

Uber drivers lawsuit  endangers much more than Uber
Uber will likely appeal class action decision
Uber driver suit can proceed as class-action

McDonald’s set to offer all-day breakfast

No. 1 restaurant for ‘breakfastarians’ is ...
Teacher with 111 tardies blames breakfast

Where every Fed member stands on raising rates

Rate-hike question is what Yellen didn’t want
Boston Fed president: Sept. doubt remains

What to expect at September Apple event
What to expect from the Apple event on Sept. 9
New on the shelves of your Apple Store: drones
Apple talks to Hollywood for exclusive content
Lost Apple deal leads to 40% job cut at GT

These are the cars that get the most Instagram attention
Best time to buy a new car may be just ahead
U.S. car sales are stronger than expected

10 cities in U.S. with the very worst traffic problems
Lowest Labor Day gas prices in 11 years: AAA


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C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 51.19 0.25 0.49%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.71 -0.01 -0.07%
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Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
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