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The Stock Market As Time Machine

I am sure very few people look at it this way but, in reality, the stock market is actually used by most investors as a means of “cheating time” rather than simply as a means of making money. Please read on and allow me to explain. There was a time when stocks were purchased primarily […]

Nearing Impact: A U.S. Debt Crash Course

Over the past decade or so, I have occasionally seen an article – or sometimes a chart – referencing the dollar amount of marginal or “extra” U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is generated by adding each new dollar of government debt. In other words, with their unique brand of wisdom, the federal government tries […]

Fixed Indexed Annuities: What They Are and How They Might Benefit You

Fixed indexed annuities – also known as equity indexed annuities – made their initial debut in the middle part of the 1990’s but have been gaining popularity at an especially rapid pace over the last five or six years due, primarily, to the extreme levels of volatility in the stock and bond markets. So why […]

The Crushing Potential of Financial Derivatives

George Soros, one of the world’s foremost investor-speculators, has said many times that he stays away from financial derivatives because “no one understands them”. In the world of finance, derivatives might be comparable to the theoretical study of linear particle acceleration in nuclear physics. Such theories appear to be “understood” mainly based on current assumptions […]

“How should I own my gold?”

Editor’s Note: This article is written to address “worst-case” scenarios that should be considered as part of a comprehensive strategic wealth management plan. The author does not anticipate or predict that any such scenarios would or will materialize. However, planning for the worst while hoping for the best has always been excellent advice in both […]

George Soros On The Financial Crisis

Those Misleading Market “Averages”

The table above presents an interesting opportunity for gaining additional insight into the way markets and market averages work – especially for those who pay close attention to the data they see in the table and view it in the context of how people move their money over time. I will go through an explanation […]

The Great American Credit Binge: 1982 to 2006

I like to make my morning rounds of a few favorite financial sites and happened to find this excellent research paper written by Mr. James Quinn featured on the www.prudentbear.com website.  Mr. Quinn is the senior director of strategic planning for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania so I assume he has a […]

Establishing Our Categories

This post will establish many of our general categories and lay the groundwork for the future direction of this blog.  Please check back often as we develop more content.  Also, feel free to suggest additional categories that we might expand into to better serve your interests.  We value and appreciate any and all feedback from […]