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Nov 23, 2015

Is the saying “older but wiser” just an old wives’ tale? A study of adult intelligence, published in March in the journal Psychological Science, tested this long held idea against the data. The results challenge some common assumptions—including the idea that mental acuity, like athletic prowess, always declines with age.

The new research suggests that we do get both slower and wiser at the same time, up to a certain age. For example, testing showed that our vocabularies continue to grow, peaking as late as age 70. Twenty years ago, tests of vocabulary indicated that it crested much earlier, at age 50. Is 70 the new 50?. Steve explores in segment 4 today.

In segments 2 and 3, gold expert Nick Grovich dissects opportunity in the metals market--what to buy, what to avoid, and why.