Chief Executive Officer at Lear Capital
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With a background in commercial insurance, financial services and retail precious metal sales, Scott Carter is uniquely qualified to address the benefits of holding physical financial assets. Carter is a leading advocate for acquiring gold and silver as a hedge against collapsing currencies, ... more

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Gold Is There When You Need It
We save money so that it will be there when we need it. Unfortunately, people often invest in stocks and other assets that let them down at the worst possible times.
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What A High Shiller CAPE Ratio Means For Investors
When we talk about overvaluation in the stock market, the Shiller CAPE ratio often comes up. Unlike many other valuation measurements, the Shiller CAPE ratio is based directly on earnings.
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Getting Started With Physical Gold And Silver
Leaving some silver coins lying around the house is no more dangerous than having a few $20 bills in your wallet.
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High-Yield Means High-Risk
Just about the only way to get more than 4% is “high-yield” bonds, which is a polite term for junk bonds. The prospect of earning 5.5% a year or more in the bond market is certainly appealing. Unfortunately, we'llsee that it is too good to be true.
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Your Long-Term Dreams
Where do you want to be 20 years from now? You probably want to have more money.
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When Everything Looks Overvalued
Everywhere most people look, it seems that assets are overpriced. Stocks hit a record high earlier this year, real estate is expensive again, and bonds continue to offer low yields.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ADXS Advaxis, Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
ARMK ARAMARK Holdings Corporation
BBRY (now BB) BlackBerry Ltd
COF Capital One Financial Corporation
FINL The Finish Line Inc.
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation
HDP HortonWorks, Inc.
MAR Marriott International Inc.
ODC Oil Dri Corporation of America
PCL Plum Creek Timber Company Inc.
RTN Raytheon Company
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
STX Seagate Technology.
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
TWX Time Warner Inc.
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Chief Executive Officer
Lear Capital
April 2012 - Present (8 years 6 months)

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Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
1995 / 1998

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