Strike Three: The Next Bear Market Ends The Game

Like a broken clock that’s right twice a day, I’ve been expecting a market crash for going on four years now. Will I ever be right? Most of us in the world of money don’t believe it’s different this time. And while none of us has a crystal ball, we’re almost unanimous there’s a bear …

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Build an Income-Producing Portfolio

My Comments: I’m increasingly reluctant to suggest what anyone should do with their money. But this article is consistent with what I’m doing with mine. The single most dramatic question when thinking about retirement is ‘Will I have enough money?’. It resonates with almost everyone sooner or later. With so many of us living longer …

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What The “Big Money” Is Thinking

My Comments: Erik Conley’s blog has roughly 6,282 followers. I can only dream of having that many. This blog post of his summarizes Barron’s Big Money poll. He also says “…Big Money doesn’t necessarily mean Smart Money”. by Erik Conley / April 29, 2019 I've been an avid reader of Barron's magazine since the early …

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6 Facts About Bonds You Need to Understand

My Comments: When you buy bonds, someone now owes you money. When you buy stocks, you now own part of a commercial enterprise, if not all of it. But this is about bonds. If you lend money to your kids, and expect them to pay you back, you may or may not charge them for …

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What The Charts Say About A Possible 90% Drop In The Stock Market

My Comments: I don’t believe we’re going to see a 90% drop in the stock market. Period. What I do believe is that the longer we wait for the next crash, the deeper it’s going to be. If you have money somewhere that you plan to use for your retirement, you need to be very …

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What are ETFs? Are They Different Than Mutual Funds?

My Comments: Chances are you’ve heard of ETFs (Exchange Traded Fund). They are not to be confused with EFTs (Electronic Fund Transfers). Though I suppose it’s possible to have both involved in a given transaction. Given that most of us now realize that fees imposed by Wall Street firms, and non-Wall Street Firms, can be, …

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The Basic Types of Annuities and How They Work

My Comments: Like so many financial products, annuities come in a variety of forms that have surfaced over the years in attempts to both solve peoples financial problems and to make money for the companies offering them. As you can imagine, the spectrum along which any one of them can be judged is wide, with …

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