5 Investments That Shine More Than Gold

It has been a tough few years for gold investors. Despite a recent uptick in gold prices, the yellow metal is still dramatically cheaper than it was in 2012, now selling at around $1,200 per ounce. Meanwhile, other investments have outperformed gold, including the following: Fine Watches Watches are not a traditional investment. If you are looking for a safe and solid investment, mutual funds are a better choice. But for investors who...

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Shaky Retailers Head Into Holidays

For years now, retailers decking their halls for the crucial holiday season have been waiting for shoppers to shed the tentative attitude about spending that became entrenched in the recession. Recent data shows that consumer spending and consumer confidence are on the rise, and forecasters have released relatively upbeat predictions for how sales will grow during the November and December shopping crush. And yet the most recent...

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Traditional Holiday Ads Move Online

Shortly before Hallmark would have traditionally launched its seasonal commercial heart-warmers, the greeting-card giant made a surprising confession: This year, for the first time ever, it would spend nothing on holiday TV ads. Instead, the struggling keepsakery will go all-digital, spending on cheeky YouTube ads and partnering with bloggers to sing the brand’s praises. It is also paying the photo-sharing app Snapchat to plaster...

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