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The 9 Most Important Financial Stories of 2012

Sometimes the most important news stories get overshadowed by short-term crises and teakettle tempests. With that in mind, we at DailyFinance decided to take a look back at the nine stories of 2012 that are likely to have the biggest impact on your wallet in the year ahead.

Pundit Predictions: How Accurate Are the 'Pros' Bold Guesses?

Every day, dozens of analysts, pundits and talking heads take to the media to make startling predictions -- the bolder the better. But which of them has a winning record, and who is full of hot air? A new website called "PunditTracker" is answering that question.

6 Simple Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy a Home

Houses are cheap. Interest rates are low. And the economy is improving. Even Warren Buffett says that housing might be the best investment today. So should you run out and buy a home? Not necessarily.

Street Smart: So, You Want to be a Stock-Picker?

Do you know the right way to pick winning stocks? Nikhil Hutheesing heads to New York's Union Square to speak with holiday shoppers about how they shop for stocks. Then fund manager James Altucher gives his professional advice.

If You're a Day Trader, You Could Be Making a Big Mistake

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Despite World's Problems, U.S. Stocks Will Thrive in 2011

Economic news out of China, South Korea, Europe and the rest of the world can have unpredictable consequences for U.S. stocks. But in this short video, Fund manager James Altucher says our economy can handle the ups and downs and explains why stocks will do well in 2011.

How to Invest for 100% Gains -- and It's Not in Stocks

If you had $20,000 to invest where would you put it? The bank? Stocks? Bonds? Maybe even gold? James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, says that even though he thinks stocks are going up, there are better ways to invest your money.

How to Reinvent Yourself, After Losing Everything

How do you reinvent yourself when it seems you have lost everything? James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, the author of five books and a successful entrepreneur has been through it before. Here, he tells how he created wealth, lost it and created it again. He explains the critical lessons he learned and that many of us should apply to our own lives.

Seven Reasons Not to Buy a Home

Nobody should ever consider owning a home. One of the biggest scams perpetrated on the American public is that owning a home is the "American Dream." It's more nightmare than dream as now millions of Americans know. But it has always been that way. Here's why.

Face-Off on Stocks: HP, Cisco and Intel

Tech stocks are on sale these days, giving buyers a chance to pick up shares at impressive discounts. The sale isn't due entirely to market jitters. A good sex scandal helped to create opportunity as did less than rosy earnings forecasts.

Daily Blogwatch: Who Owns America's Debt?

Among today's top online stories for investors are what the presidential election cycle means for stocks, a stunning chart on who owns America's debt, a great perspective on the unemployment rate, and James Altucher's one piece of advice for all investors.

Seven Reasons Not to Send Your Kids to College

Is investing in a college education money wasted? James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, says it is. In this video interview, Altucher argues that there are far better ways to put your money to work to benefit your kids. Controversial? You bet, but his ideas are certainly food for thought.

Daily Blogwatch: The Complete Warren Buffett Letters

Among today's top online stories for investors are Sam and Charles Wyly's $550 million in insider trading profits, cars in China, how to get a 5% yield from Goldman Sachs, what stocks Chelsea Clinton is buying, and Dilbert's guide to investing.

James Altucher: Gold Is Just a Rock. Buy Stocks

With the price of gold now off its highs, should investors put money into the precious metal? James Altucher explains why there are better places to invest in this short and frank discussion on silver, gold and stocks.

Three High-Quality Stocks That Could Double

Formula Capital's James Altucher says that there has never been a better time to pick up high-quality stocks at bargain prices -- as long as you choose the right ones. Altucher recommends three "beaten over the head with a bat" stocks he expects will double in the next one to two years.

Daily Blogwatch: The New Gold Could be a Liquid Asset

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts about gold, the investment that could be the next gold, the chance the a new face will own Facebook, and the world's nerdiest porn star.

Daily Blogwatch: What Happens to People Who Piggyback Buffett?

Among today's top online stories for investors are a discussion of Facebook's worth or worthlessness, arguments for and against Google, what happens to a stock after Warren Buffet starts buying it, and where to see a shirtless painting of Jim Cramer.

Daily Blogwatch: What Happens After Seven Up Days?

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including the financial legacy of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, Apple's stunningly rapid dominance of the cellphone business, and an answer to the age-old question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Daily Blogwatch: What Happens After Six Up Days in a Row?

Among today's top online stories for investors are include three stocks that are better buys than Apple, 52 ways to die in a cave, an examination of sports betting hedge funds, and more proof that nobody ever really remembers what the last recovery was like.

Daily Blogwatch: Why Gold Is Going to Zero

Among today's top online stories for investors are a great analysis of a green microcap stock, where to invest for peak oil, why Intel will report good earnings, what's wrong with gold, and a timely look at the Big Mac Index.

Daily Blogwatch: Pitching to a Mini-Madoff

Daily Blogwatch: Among today's top online stories for investors are why Credit Suisse downgraded First Solar, why BP will get off easy, and what Freakonomics has to say about no-fault divorce.

Daily Blogwatch: I Won the Warren Buffett Lunch!

Among today's top online stories for investors are a stock portfolio for soccer fans, why May's retail sales results were better than you've read, and the winning bid for lunch with Warren Buffet.