There are few things the stock and bond markets hate more than uncertainty. Currently, part of that uncertainty is the unraveling of the European Monetary Union and the impact that will have on us here in the United States. Since the beginning of the year (see January and April videos in particular) I have been optimistic, but I have to say my enthusiasm for this market is waning. The summer months, historically difficult in themselves, have me concerned with lower GDP numbers, continued unemployment leading to the election, but most importantly concerns about the debt problem in Europe and domestically. ... Read More
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John Mauldin is one of my favorite newsletter writers. This week’s newsletter speaks exactly to what my video above addresses–the elephant in the investment room is Europe. I highly encourage you to set aside 10 minutes to read this weekend’s newsletter. It goes into greater depth than I can in the 3 to 4 minutes for my video. Europe is the concern as we enter the dull summer months. Waving the White Flag Read More
With increasing life expectancies, there is a very real risk of outliving your money or not living in the lifestyle you’d like. This article is how to plan for a 30 Year Retirement, with some great suggestions about the retirement plan you create. One of the best things I do for my clients is the planning, creation, and monitoring of a retirement plan. This is not only before retirement, but after as well. If you don’t have a retirement plan already, my best advice is to get one as soon as possible, and I’m always here to help. Plan for ... Read More
So, have you ever wondered what the best places (in terms of return on your investment) in the game of Monopoly are? Who would have thought it’s Connecticut Ave at 162.2% with a hotel? Mediterranean is the worst at 80.6% Boardwalk and Park Place? 142% and 111%. On those rainy summer evenings, I encourage you to perfect your Monopoly game! The Inefficient World of Monopoly Read More
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