Average Long Term Returns vs. Compound Annual Growth Rate

The next time your financial planner talks to you about the long term average return on your retirement nest egg suggest he uses the Compound Annual Growth Rate instead. The Average return is what’s known as the simple average according to the moneychimp website. This is a great little site to help you understand what […]

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Is it Time to Invest in Stocks?

First of all what are some of the market gurus saying about the current rally? Is it a bear market rally or is it now a bull market rally given it has risen more than 20% from its lows? What are the Gurus saying? Many Gurus think the bottom is in according to this article< […]

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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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Financial Trend Forecaster Newsletter – A must read

Today I got my copy of the FREE Monthly Financial Trend Forecaster Newsletter. I have mentioned this newsletter before and believe it is well worth subscribing to e-Trends. The site itself has some great articles and charts on it that show what is happening to the NYSE, NASDAQ and Inflation/deflation. The chart of the Rate […]

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A History Lesson in Financial Greed and Corruption

If we do not learn from history they say we are likely to repeat it. We now have yet another economic crisis brought on by the excesses of Wall Street. This is the third such event since the 1980’s when financial markets were deregulated. I am reading a great book now called, “The GREED Merchants” […]

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All About Market Timing – A Great Christmas Read

Here is the second book I recommend people read to educate themselves on the stock markets. “All About Market Timing” was written by Leslie N. Masonson and published in 2004, after the 2000-2003 bear market. Click in the title above to go to the Google Books site to see the contents of this great book […]

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Get Educated on Timing the Market for the Next Bull Market

Right now there is not too much Baby Boomers can do about their investments. If you are still fully invested in managed funds then the advice must be to sit tight on the equity fund investments unless there is a significant rally to sell into. If you managed to pull some or all of your […]

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My eBook has Saved Me Thousands of Dollars

I redeemed my retirement nest egg from a WRAP Account manager in November 2007 because of the research I did on the Internet about how retirement funds work and the problems associated with them. My timing was perfect but  I believe I was very lucky. Had my financial planner given me good reasons to stay […]

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