Do Investors Need Stop Losses?

The market is bouncing up and down like Marqeus Haynes dribbled a basketball. Are stop losses necessary? Investors are edgy. Money and Markets reports – “Alarming Survey: Record Number of Fund Managers More Bearish than 08 Crisis”. “…. Bank of America’s monthly survey…is warning investors to take caution and heed the market’s warning signs. …investors managing about $646 billion in […]

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Should We Worry About Government Deficit?

If our elected leaders are not concerned about the government deficit, should the citizens be worried? Governments worldwide spend more than their total revenue and borrow to make up the difference. The U.S. Debt Clock shows the US federal debt to be $21.6 trillion, averaging $177,283 per taxpayer. The government now pays interest on $21.6 trillion. Below is a graph […]

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Rolled Your 401k Into A Self-Directed IRA? What Comes Next?

Today I can fess up to a secret… Lou Betancourt, founder and president of Street Authority contacted me. I was flattered when someone as highly respected as Lou asked for permission to publish some of our articles. Street Authority has several subscription investment publications and a mailing list 100+ times bigger than our little publication. I’d love to have them […]

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Failing To Check A Simple Box Can Destroy Your Retirement Dreams

October 2008 Bob and Ray were close friends; both retired and lived across the street from one another. One fateful morning, each took their coffee into the den, flipped on the computer and checked their brokerage account. As the data popped up, they both did a double take…. “What the heck is going on?” Overnight their lives changed dramatically! Like […]

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Wall Street Ignores Corporate Earnings Deception – Don’t Get Burned!

Diogenes would have a tough time finding an honest man announcing corporate earnings. In my article, Pepsi-Cola Hits The Spot?, I outlined how Pepsi trumpeted sales and profit increases, yet both actually declined. Investors have a difficult challenge managing their life savings dealing with phony, deceptive data. Corporate America blares misleading headline numbers hoping to drive up their stock prices […]

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Is Filing For Bankruptcy Right For You?

A New York Times (NYT) headline blared, “Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans”. They reference a Consumer Bankruptcy Project (CBP) study, “Graying of U.S. Bankruptcy: Fallout from Life in a Risk Society”: “For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy. …. Driving the […]

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