Baby Boomers – Stock Market Terms Redefined

Sometimes we need to lighten up, especially with all this gloom and doom around. A friend sent me this list of stock market terms with new definitions. I’m suggesting they should be stuck on your fridge alongside the other items I have suggested. Here they are -enjoy. We’ll get back to the serious stuff tomorrow. […]

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Trade-Up to a Flat-Insurance Fee VA through a Tax-Free 1035 Exchange

Here is a guest post by Laurence Greenberg the CEO of Jefferson National, about flat insurance fee variable annuities available to US citizens. Let me state I know very little about annuities so I asked Greg Heiple of BalanceZone (Teeter Totter) fame and a US-based financial planner whom I respect, to investigate this for me.  […]

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You Should have a 5 or 10 Year Investment Horizon – Really!

I am still hearing financial gurus telling everyone that they should take a 5 or 10 year time horizon when investing in stocks. This bears no relationship to what happens in the markets. It’s nonsense. Taking any sort of fixed period as a basis for investing that takes no account of how that investment will […]

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A Letter to All Employees Around the World

A friend sent me this letter which he says is genuine and was written by an Australian Business man to his employees. As a small-business man for 25 years myself, I can empathise with him. I decided many years ago to stop taking on employees and find capable people with the skills I needed and […]

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Economists Ain’t Economists when They Work for Banks

I have watched with interest over the last few months as the Big Four Banks’ economists put the banks spin on each drama in this financial crisis. From Australia is decoupled from the USA to China will see us through, to the Mining Boom will protect us, is to name just three “spins”. I understand […]

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Will Gold Go Above $1,000 any time soon?

Until a few days ago the news papers were full of excitement that gold will crack the US $1,000 barrier and rocket up to maybe US $1,500 and beyond. The chart opposite is from the BullionVault Web site. It shows Gold vs. the S&P500. What is interesting to me is the S&P500 has formed a […]

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A Fixed Interest Fund can be Very Risky

I always thought fixed interest funds are what it says they are. You invest your money with a fund and they put that money in fixed interest investments from which you get income based on the interest. Dumb. I thought I could expect fixed interest on that money like I get on a bank deposit. […]

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Buy Blue Chips and Go Broke

I just got an email from Al Thomas who’s book, “IF IT DOESN’T GO UP, DON’T BUY IT!”. It is a MUST READ. I do recommend you purchase his book and learn how he manages to protect his wealth.Do it now if you really want to take control of your nest egg. According to the […]

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