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Warren Buffett: “The Stock Market is Like a Casino”

Warren Buffet is perhaps the most well-known investor in the United States. His investment style, hinging on practicality and long-term business value, appeal to most Americans looking not for “get-rich-quick” schemes but steady growth. And this is not the first time over the past year that Buffet has highlighted problems with market behavior.

Are We Entering a Recession?

Economic stability affects an investor’s ability to preserve and grow wealth—which is why so many analysts are focused on recession forecasts. But, as is the case today, recessions aren’t easy to predict.

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12 Questions to Ask When Receiving an Inheritance

No one wants to think about it: The death of a relative is a time for mourning and remembering the good they brought to your life. But there are still technical matters to consider—namely, a potential inheritance.

What Could Happen If the US Economy Collapsed?

Will the US economy collapse? It’s a question on the minds of many Americans. In a nation divided and still reeling from the effects of a global pandemic and inflation, it’s easy to be uncertain about the markets.

A Review of 2023 and Estimating the 2024 Economy

The domestic and global economy in 2023 witnessed several significant shifts that have prolonged or seeded upcoming trends. High inflation, countered by interest rate hikes, has dramatically impacted how investors maintain their portfolios and consumer spending.

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