Finance

The Right Perspective (the Brutal Truth) About Retirement

Retirement should be thought of as the start of something not the end of something. As such there is a lot of work to do as far as how to spend your time, assess your finances (even if you have an advisor), become your own health and fitness advocate (and there's probably more) and all of them are multi-faceted in their scope. Once you get to retirement it is an opportunity for many things if you have the right perspective. This article addresses 8 brutal truths about retirement and how to make the most of each.

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Financial Advice vs. Investment Management – The Differences Are Dramatic

A large majority of what the financial industry calls financial advice is really just glorified product sales. What most people actually need is advice about how their investments fit into their overall financial plan, and more importantly their life. Investment management & financial advice are both necessary components for long-term success, but it’s important to understand the differences. This article points out those differences.

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Deutsche Bank Is Heading For Disaster Unless…

The complete and total collapse of Deutsche Bank would be an event many times more significant for the global financial system than the collapse of Lehman Brothers was. Global leaders simply cannot afford for such a thing to happen, but without serious intervention it appears that is precisely where we are heading.

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Want a More Successful Life? Here’s How

This site is devoted to enlightening oneself regarding the economy, the markets and investment options to strengthen one's financial wellbeing. That being said, occasionally I think a meaningful site should share other ways to improve one's life to make it the absolute best it can possibly be - and this is one such article.

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A Stock Market Bust Is In the Making – Here’s Why

Increasing stock market prices are largely driven by an increasing rate of monetary inflation BUT monetary inflation growth has now been either flat or declining for the last three years, depending on what time frame one looks at. Conclusion: Earnings, and ultimately valuations, must fall as an ever-expanding rate of monetary inflation is unsustainable and as interest rates cannot forever be kept artificially low.

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We’re In A Bubble! It’s Time to Take Profits, Increase Your Cash Position or Buy Some Protection

A bubble is the state of a market before the crash. It is a situation in which assets trade at a price that is considerably higher than their intrinsic value and, in my view we're currently in a bubble. The current S&P 500 P/E is at 25.09 (when the historical average is 15.61). The question is, "When will the market crash?" and I see worrying signs that this could happen soon.

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