Monday , 17 February 2020


Personal Finance

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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Believe It Or Not: Life In the U.S. Continues to Get Better & Better

We are better off than ever before according to the Fed Q2/16 estimate of the balance sheets of U.S. households which shows that, collectively, our net worth reached a new high in nominal, real, and per capita terms. The bottom line is that, in fact, life in the U.S. continues to get better and better.

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Rebalance Your Portfolio Periodically – Here’s Why

Rebalancing is a form of both risk management and a systematic way to carry out a contrarian investment strategy. The entire point of allocating money to different investments in a thoughtful way is to create a risk-return profile that balances out your long-term objectives with your short-term comfort level. Deviating from that risk-return profile can be a huge behavioral risk if you’re not aware of how it can change your portfolio’s composition.

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Canadian Home Prices Give Me the “Heebeejeebies” – Here’s Why

The price of an average (benchmark) home in Vancouver, Canada is $1,400,000 which is 30.1% higher than it was a year ago. Yes, 30.1%! Everything seems rosy when riding a hot investment until one thing goes awry. We never seem to know what that'll be, but experienced money managers usually get the heebeejeebies just before it happens -and that's what is happening these days.

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Why Use An Investment Advisor? Here’s Why

There are a number of conventional reasons why a segment of people have always resisted the urge to hire an investment advisor. Nevertheless, there comes a time in virtually everyone’s life when circumstances change at which time finding a trusted advisor may well become a priority and a rewarding proposition that leads to less stress, superior execution, or simply a safety net for your family.

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8 Enormous Fortunes and How Their Billions Were Lost

For most people, building a fortune is an elusive task but, once they have a fortune, many people find that they have a hard time hanging onto it. Below we discuss the 8 biggest fortunes ever lost. The reasons are diverse but, usually, it’s the same forces that built those fortunes in the first place. Economics is a fickle beast. Wealth is a fickle thing. It isn’t as tangible as people like to think.

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