What’s International Diversification All About?

Thank you to all the readers who responded to my recent article, “Diversification, what are you trying to accomplish?” Diversification is a hedge to protect your nest egg from catastrophic risks, including desperate governments and high inflation. Readers asked for more information about my remark, “How does an investor hedge against inflation? Hold money in different currencies – outside the […]

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Don’t Let Bad Information Doom Your 401K and Retirement Dreams

Investors relying on the mainstream media for investment research better rethink their strategy, and quickly. Garbage in, garbage out can ruin your 401K and destroy your retirement dreams. A recent Gallup Poll concluded: “Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with […]

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Don’t Blow Your Retirement Nest Egg By Listening To Warren Buffett

Mr. Buffett is giving seniors and savers bad advice. “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” – Warren Buffett. The Buffet theory acknowledges risk is mitigated by sector gains offsetting sector losses; however the opposite is also true – sector losses offset sector gains and reduces returns. His is willing to […]

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The Sky is Falling! – Place your bets

Chicken Little proclaimed, “The Sky is Falling”, warning all who would listen. Wikipedia tells us, “…Chicken Little … is a folk tale … about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end. The phrase ‘The sky is falling!’ … (is) … a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. Versions of the […]

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I don’t have time to plan – I’m too busy

I hung up the phone and shook my head. I have a good friend (I’ll call him Joe) who talks with me about his retirement fears. He’s in his peak earning and expense years with children getting ready for college. He’s diligent about making his 401 (k) contributions although he is not contributing the maximum. As always, I suggest he […]

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