Monthly Archives: September 2013

New security measures won’t kill passwords anytime soon

With the iPhone 5S and its fingerprint scanner selling well, one is tempted to say that we may soon no longer have to remember a 4-digit PIN or 10-character phrase with which to access your device or apps. But considering the well-publicized weaknesses of biometrics and the tried-and-true nature of passwords, it looks like we’ll be using…

Where Are Gold Bullion Prices Going from Here?

The key to a great investment opportunity is to get in before everyone else. As most readers who follow the markets know, the results of the latest Federal Reserve meeting were quite a surprise, as the central bank determined that now was not the time to reduce its asset purchase program. That news was a green light…

America’s lost tycoon

His life reads like any great Hollywood script. No surprise then that director Ron Howard has flirted with the concept of adapting Swiss Journalist Daniel Ammann’s book The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich for the silver screen. And what an amazing motion picture it would make: a tale of money, power,…

On the outside looking in: Turkey and the EU

On July 1, the people of Croatia took to the streets in celebration of their country’s official admittance into the European Union. In Istanbul, officials looked on in repugnance. After all, no one has been on the EU’s waiting list longer than Turkey. The government filed its application in April 1987, but has since managed…