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How Much Cash You'd Need in Worst-Case Scenario

Imagine that the worst does happen again: A major attack. Chaos and disorder. Banks could be closed, ATMs down. Electricity could be out. Your credit cards? Suddenly useless. So how much money -- good old folding cash -- do you need to be able to put your hands on to get through the aftermath?

Why Gold Rose 420% in Eight Years: Blame It on the ETF

Gold is on a record bull run, up from $328 in 2002 to $1,375 an ounce today. What caused that steep rise wasn't any inherent increase in gold's value to society, but a clever marketing scheme that allowed it to be traded easily without the hassle of physical delivery: The SPDR Gold ETF.

The Gurus Predict Inflation ... and Deflation: Who's Right?

The smart money is placing its bets outside of the stock market, but it can't agree about the direction of those bets. Hedge funds are doubling down on inflation by buying gold. Institutions are buying corporate bonds -- a wager on deflation. Should you follow them? And if so, which way?