Alternative investments

Gold Is the Worst Investment in History

There are many reasons to avoid investing in gold, but the most important one might be its terrible historical performance compared to other asset classes.

The 5 Worst Investments of 2014

Stock market benchmarks have done reasonably well this year, but some sectors fell short, like foreign currency, oil and Russia.

Flush Investors Take a Shine to Rare Coins

Many wealthy investors are pouring a growing share of their fortunes into "treasure assets" such as rare coins. And while those investments may be risky, they are paying off.

Has the Gold Rush Come to An End?

Gold, often touted as the most trustworthy of investments, has looked wild over the past month, plunging $200 in April. Where is it headed next?

11 New Rules for Fiscal Survival in a Weak Economy

That simple wait-and-see game plan we adopted when we believed recovery was just around the corner? Not cutting it anymore -- if it ever did. It's time for new strategies to win in the New Normal. Here's a rundown of ideas that once worked to which it's time to say goodbye, and the current wisdom for replacing them.