Here’s The Proof That U.S. Stocks Are Experiencing A Massive Bubble

My Comments: To say I’m uncertain what tomorrow will bring is an understatement. For every article like this one that is pessimistic, there is another with presumably compelling logic that the next market crash of consequence will not be here until 2030 or later. At my age, I'm inclined to be cautious. Yes, I have …

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Behold the ‘scariest chart’ for the stock market

My Comments: By now you’ll perhaps realize that whatever I say about what is likely to happen in the markets is wrong, and that you’d be better off doing just the opposite. That’s OK. And if you are young and retirement is a few decades away, it’s OK to ride it out. But if you’re …

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7 Myths About Variable Annuities: Exposing Their Dark Side

My Comments: Anyone now retired or thinking about retirement spends time and energy coming to terms with how to manage their money. Increasingly, fees charged by advisors and/or their companies are perceived as a threat somewhere along the way. However, unless you have the skills to do it all yourself, you are necessarily going to …

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Vanguard’s Chairman Sees Muted Decade for Stocks After Long Rally

My Comments: Little is said these days about those who are investing for the future and are still working vs those investing for the future who are no longer working. Think of it as being defined as the accumulation phase of your life vs the distribution phase of your life. Different rules apply. Vanguard Funds …

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Welcome, Immigrants. The U.S. Really Needs You

My Comments: For the past 18 months, there has been a war on immigration, fostered by Donald Trump and most Republicans. It portends an economic disaster for the US economy. Yes, open borders will inevitably allow some bad people into the country. But it will also allow some really good people in as well, and …

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The Bull Market Could Be Speeding Right Into a Brick Wall

My Comments: I’ll admit to having done poorly as an investment advisor these past few years. My history was and has been shaped by our collective experience following what became known as Black Monday on October 10, 1987. On that day, we were glued to the radio or TV as the DOW dropped over 22% …

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We’re nearly at zero: The US just passed another flashing-red indicator on the way to recession

My Comments: Anyone of you who has money invested or is dependent on cash flow from your investments to pay your bills needs to be concerned. What follows is a very good explanation for anyone who whose time horizon for retirement is less than 10 years. Uncertainty is the biggest driver of global pullbacks in …

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7 Social Security “did you know” moments to consider

My Comments: For millions of us, Social Security is a critical component and source of income as we attempt to flourish and enjoy our retirement. For those of you who decry the idea of ‘socialism’, I encourage you to attempt to finish your life without every cashing one of your monthly checks. Yes, you might …

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What’s Next For Investments???

My Comments: You have not heard much from me lately. That's because I've been spending hours and hours building an internet course on retirement planning. I'm not there yet but soon will be. Keep following this blog and you'll get an announcement when it's ready. In the meantime, we're at the end of Quarter 1 …

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Vanguard’s Chairman Sees Muted Decade for Stocks After Long Rally

My Comments: Little is said these days about those who are investing for the future and are still working vs those investing for the future who are no longer working. Think of it as being defined as the accumulation phase of your life vs the distribution phase of your life. Different rules apply. Vanguard Funds …

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