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1. Bookmarks: 6 Purpose Based Asset Allocation: The Working Capital Model Asset Allocation is an Investment Planning Tool, not an Investment Strategy. WCM facilitates long term, retirement income, investment planning by focusing on selection quality, issue diversification, and annual growth of both base income and invested capital. Neither market value nor the calendar year are perceived as relevant decision making criteria.
2. Bookmarks: 0 Interest Rates Are Rising - The Sky Is NOT Falling Income investing facts of life: When higher rates are expected, existing security prices fall. lower rate expectations produce higher income security prices. Both conditions can be good news for investors. It's all a matter of understanding... and focus. Wall Street snake oil sales organizations just don't get it. It being the (apparently) much too simple income investing truth that lower market values have pretty much of a zero impact on security disbursements.
3. Bookmarks: 0 Trading Your Way To A Secure Retirement Income Attention traders! You can bring your well honed equity skills to the most conservative securities on the planet and absolutely grow a secure retirement income at the very same time. Managed Closed End Funds (CEFs) trade in the same way as common stocks, and on the same exchanges.
4. Bookmarks: 0 Investment Fruitcake Portfolio design, in its simplest form, is a fruitcake of apples, oranges, and dough. The recipe (asset allocation) is about as straightforward as it can be, the ingredients (equity and income securities) can be well known and of unquestioned quality, and their reactions to time, and cyclical mood are well documented.
5. Bookmarks: 0 The Pure Logic of Income Investing Income Investing is sane, necessary, logical, intellectually pure, purposeful, manageable, predictable, and incredibly easy to understand. Yet, more investment mistakes are made in this area than in stock market investing --- particularly in the area of performance evaluation. As a result, income investors seem much more susceptible to Wall Street manipulation than their equity focused brethren.
6. Bookmarks: 0 Who's Afraid of Higher Interest Rates? A rising interest rate environment is super good news for investors. When we loan money to someone, is it better to get the lowest possible rate for the shortest period of time? Stop looking at income investing with a grow the market value perspective. That's not what it's all about. Lower market values or growing discounts to NAV don't have to be problems... they can be benefits.
7. Bookmarks: 3 Create Reliable Income: 6% Tax Free; 7% to 8% Taxable This program explains the process within Market Cycle Investment Management retirement income portfolios. This unique approach to income generation boasts a 40 year+ track record of consistent income payments; it is a perfect 401k rollover vehicle... producing multiples of 401k Target Date Fund Income programs.
8. Bookmarks: 0 Stock Market: Thirteen Months Down, And Now... Brexit Neither a stock market downturn (not even Brexit) nor higher interest rates will have a significant negative impact on my retirement income; they could, in fact, allow me to grow that income even faster!
9. Bookmarks: 0 The Investment Gods Are Still Furious Today's obsession with short-term blinks of the investment eye is Wall Street's attempt to take the market cycle out of the performance picture. Similarly, total return hocus-pocus places artificial significance on bond market values while it obscures the importance of the income produced. MCIM users will have none of it; the investment gods are angry.
10. Bookmarks: 0 Income Investing --- Selecting ONLY The Good Stuff The larger the portfolio, the more likely it is that you will be able to buy round lots of a diversified group of bonds, preferred stocks, etc. But regardless of size, individual securities of all kinds have liquidity problems, higher risk levels than are necessary, and lower yields spaced out over inconvenient time periods.
11. Bookmarks: 0 Income Investing: Do YOU Have The Right Stuff? When is 3 percent better than 6 percent? Yeah, we all know the answer, but only until the prices of the securities we already own begin to fall. Then, logic and mathematical acumen disappear and we become susceptible to all kinds of special cures for the periodic onset of higher interest rates. We’ll be told to sit in cash until rates stop rising, or to sell the securities we own now, before they lose even more of their precious market value.
12. Bookmarks: 0 What Your Mother Never Told You About Income Investing: Twenty Questions (16 thru 20) But, and this is about the biggest news in the history of the financial markets, news that was totally ignored by the financial media: the income generated by taxable income CEFs (other than REITs and mortgage heavy investment funds) actually increased during the financial crisis. The same result was experienced in the Tax Free arena, but with no exceptions at all.
13. Bookmarks: 6 Retirement Income Avenues to becoming Retirement Income Ready. After forty years of investing, a few things become crystal clear: you need to focus on quality, individual securities, diversify intelligently, and develop a lifetime supply of income. I call these principles The Big Three or the QDI. Just like the ice cream brick of my youth, it's just not right without all three flavors. The investment puzzle becomes easier to solve if you have a handle on all the pieces.
14. Bookmarks: 0 Income Closed End Funds & Total Return Analysis If interest rates rise, the market values of these investments will go down BUT the income from the securities (and their safety vis-a-vis equities) will not change; if interest rates fall forcing prices up, I may feel richer, BUT MY INCOME WILL NOT CHANGE. My Total Return may move in either direction but THE INCOME WILL NOT CHANGE.
15. Bookmarks: 1 Sanco Services Sanco Services is an investment portfolio consulting firm specializing in asset allocation, portfolio design, and trading techniques.
16. Bookmarks: 0 Investment Scam Alert 2009: Spread the Word (August 2009) An envelope arrived yesterday from a worried investor (not a client of mine) in Appleton, Wisconsin. He had been contacted with an investment partner opportunity touting a guaranteed investment program that would absolutely double and triple his money every sixty days with no worries, work, or risk involved.
17. Bookmarks: 0 Investment Performance Evaluation Re-Evaluated: Part One (April 2009) The Working Capital Model (WCM) looks at investment performance differently, less emotionally, and without a whole lot of concern for short-term market value movements. Market value performance evaluation techniques are only used to analyze peak-to-peak market cycle movements over significant time periods. In the WCM, market value is used as an expectation clarifier and an action indicator for the portfolio manager.
18. Bookmarks: 0 Asset Allocation for Foundation and Endowment Investment Portfolios - Part 2 (February 2008) One can only speculate about how much Bubble Paper finds its way into the these portfolios, but nearly all of them are managed by the major brokerage firms, and all such firms bonus their brokers on the basis of product sales. It is not uncommon for Wall Street to re-write the syllabus for Investments 101, redefining Quality, Diversification, and Income to suit its own dark purposes.
19. Bookmarks: 0 What Do The Top 100 Newspaper Business Editors Have In Common, Besides Arrogance Should the country's biggest newspaper business editors be interested in a better way to manage investment portfolios than mutual funds or Modern Portfolio Theory speculations about the future? Should they care about an old approach to investing that actually takes advantage of the market cycle? Should they be tired of promulgating the same old and tired Wall Street advice that always seems to take investors in the wrong direction. Yeah, they should.
20. Bookmarks: 0 The Antidote For Investment Doom & Gloom --- Free Webinars The slide shows are generic, Q & A driven, with absolutely no attempt to sell you anything. Please take this opportunity to expand your investment horizons, and to help us get our message out to others who could benefit from this conservative approach to growth and income investing.
21. Bookmarks: 0 What's Going On In The Markets?!?! If you were to buy almost any common stock or equity based security (mutual fund, ETF or Equity Closed End Fund), you would be paying a higher price than has ever been paid, by any person, at any time in the history of mankind.
22. Bookmarks: 0 Managing the Income Portfolio 101 The reason people assume the risks of investing in the first place is the prospect of achieving a higher rate of return than is attainable in a risk free environment --- an FDIC insured bank account. Risk comes in various forms, but the average investor’s primary concerns are “credit” and “market” risk, particularly when it comes to investing for income.
23. Bookmarks: 0 The Financial Crisis, and Other Life Changing Investment Lessons On November 30th 2012, the S & P 500 Average (recognized benchmark for assessing the performance of investment managers of all shapes and sizes) was at its highest level in five years --- BUT that translates into a 4% loss over the five years. Others did better. Are you ready for the next correction?
24. Bookmarks: 0 Crisis Investing - The Three-Pronged MCIM Strategy Unfortunately, investors in general are a lot like teenagers. They know everything immediately; expect instant gratification; take unnecessary risks; fall in love too easily; ignore all voices of experience; prefer the easy approach; and feel that the lessons of the past just can't possibly apply to what's going on now. Duh, dude!
25. Bookmarks: 0 Asset Allocation: Investing by the Numbers If you focus exclusively on market value, dwell upon comparisons of your unique portfolio with the market averages, expect performance of some kind during specific time intervals, and listen intently when someone speaks about what the future is all about, any asset allocation work you do will be ineffective.
26. Bookmarks: 1 MCIM Strategies Produce Better Retirement Income The Market Cycle Investment Management (MCIM) methodology for managed asset allocation was developed in the 1970s. The process combines risk minimization, base income generation, and disciplined trading strategies while focusing on the highest quality individual securities in the equity marketplace... plus a minimum 30% income purpose security bucket.
27. Bookmarks: 0 The Real Scoop on Annuities - Part Two (March, 2008) Today, it's difficult to distinguish one financial institution from another as they compete for the ever-growing pool of investment dollars. Insurance companies, now publicly owned, have become am integral part of an industry that seems uninterested in protecting anything other than their obscenely paid leaders.
28. Bookmarks: 0 The Tax Free Income Closed End Fund Marketplace How could you not be interested in Tax Free Yields of roughly 7%? On programs that have been in operation for nearly 20 years? and which are generally paying more now than they did prior to the financial crisis?
29. Bookmarks: 0 Golf and Investing --- Four Important Lessons Golfers will spend thousands on instruction, gadgets, machines, clinics, magazines, lessons, drivers, and putters. Investors love the gimmicks, shortcuts, and expert recommendations, but they seem allergic to anything really educational. They must see it as a sign of weakness. Golfers should be better investors. Investors need to introduce themselves to some basic education.
30. Bookmarks: 2 Crisis Investing: Are YOU Ready? Why are investors afraid (shocked, confused, overwhelmed, angry) about stock market corrections? Here are links to five assessments of the correction phase of the market cycle that may just clear their heads about these periodic gifts from the Investment Gods. How so YOU spell correction?
31. Bookmarks: 0 A Stock Market Correction Is A Beautiful Thing A correction is a beautiful thing, simply the flip side of a rally, big or small. Theoretically, even technically I'm told, corrections adjust equity prices to their actual value or support levels. In reality, it's much easier than that. Here's a list of ten things to think about doing, or to avoid doing, during corrections of any magnitude. There has never been a correction/rally that has not succumbed to the next rally/correction ---
32. Bookmarks: 0 One Man's Bond Crash is Another's Income Opportunity But we (the non Masters of the Universe) can simply reinvest our current income in any number of portfolios of bonds, preferred stocks, loans, notes, etc. which are selling at discounts, not only from their maturity value, but also from their combined Net Asset Values.
33. Bookmarks: 1 The Total Return Shell Game Just what is this total return thing that income portfolio managers like to talk about, and that Wall Street uses as the performance hoop that all Investment Managers have to jump through? Why is it mostly just smoke and mirrors? Here's the formula:
34. Bookmarks: 6 Income Investing: Go Ask Alice When She's... Don't let uniformed thinking sabotage your retirement program; don't let the selfish advice of a product sharpshooter send you chasing rabbits when IRE (interest rate expectations) or other temporary market conditions shrink the market value of your income portfolio. Feed your head; feed---your---head. Income pays the bills, and if the income level is both steady and adequate, there is no need to change investments.
35. Bookmarks: 0 Income CEF Price Volatility ROCKS! MCIM portfolios include 30% Income Purpose securities (based on Working Capital), and never own non Investment Grade Value Stock equities. This translates into portfolios of high quality securities, each contributing to higher realized base income than that contained in market averages or blended Mutual Funds.
36. Bookmarks: 0 The Flip Side of Rising Interest Rates... Much Higher Yields Note that Wall Street (and the DOL) have (purposely?) kept the investing public uninformed about the totally reasonable yields currently (and historically, before, during, and since the financial crisis) available using Closed End Income Funds... CEF income investors have the ability to add to positions when prices fall (thus reducing cost basis and increasing yield),
37. Bookmarks: 0 To Rollover 401k Plan Assets or Not To... That Is The Question Interestingly, all the major 401k product providers, also manage Closed End Fund product lines that generate generous income, even after higher fees. These fees, so important to regulators and politicians, are never paid by the recipients of the much higher income.
38. Bookmarks: 0 I Want Tax Free Income If one wants tax free income, why not buy tax free muni bonds in the form of Closed End Funds.... more than 6% tax free, in monthly increments, plus the opportunity to take profits (taxable, yes) and compound the income until it is needed. Or spend it right away, for that matter.
39. Bookmarks: 0 THE DISMAL DECADE MY ASSTERISK- 11/30/99 THRU 12/31/2009 This spreadsheet summarizes the manual analysis of 55 individual portfolios managed using WCM based Market Cycle Investment Management procedures and techniques.
40. Bookmarks: 0 Learning To Dig The BIG Buy Low Market corrections can be good for the wallet; they part of the normal shock market menu, and can be brought about by either bad news or good news. If you don’t love corrections (and deal with them like visiting relatives) you really don’t understand the financial markets. Don’t be insulted, it seems as though very few investors see it this way.
41. Bookmarks: 0 Money Magazine 401k Investment Article Directory Market Cycle Investment Management is a unique, long-term trading approach that focuses on Investment Grade Value Stocks, the very highest quality NYSE, dividend paying companies. A wide variety of Income Closed End Funds is used to populate the Income Bucket of all portfolios. MCIM, the IGVSI, and income purpose investing is now available in 401k plans.
42. Bookmarks: 0 Create a Pension Plan Within Your 401(k) 401(k) Savings Plans are great opportunities to build wealth, but they are not guaranteed pension programs and there are pitfalls. What if you are forced to retire at the bottom of a market cycle, or at a time of historically low interest rates? Qualified or not as an investor, you have to make your own 401(k) investment decisions. Eventually, you will have to create your own income portfolio.
43. Bookmarks: 0 Barron's Touts Managed Closed End Funds Closed-end funds are in the bargain bin. From municipal bonds to taxable debt and stocks, more than 90% of all closed-end funds trade at discounts to their net asset values. The $231 billion closed-end market recently hit its most inexpensive level relative to NAVs since the end of 2008, according to data compiled by Morningstar. Andrew Bary
44. Bookmarks: 3 Retirement Income Investment Planning Defined Contribution plans are just not retirement plans --- even if your employee benefits department, the media, Wall Street, and Uncle assure you that they are. Most plans are difficult to self-manage with a retirement income objective. Still, these benefit plans are necessary and quite capable of taking you close to where you want to be.
45. Bookmarks: 3 Income Investing Made Easy - Two Base income includes the dividends and interest produced by your portfolio, without the realized capital gains that may actually be the larger number much of the time. No matter how you slice it, your long-range comfort demands regularly increasing income, and by using your total portfolio cost basis as the benchmark, it's easy to determine where to invest your accumulating cash.
46. Bookmarks: 6 Income Investing Made Easy - One You don't have to be a professional Investment Manager to professionally manage your investment portfolio, but you do need to have a long term plan and know something about Asset Allocation --- a portfolio organization tool that is often misunderstood and almost always improperly used within the financial community. Remember, your unhappiness is Wall Street's most coveted asset. Don't humor them.
47. Bookmarks: 0 Real Estate Investing: No Lawyers, Debt, or Plungers Without having mega millions to work with, or a line of credit that goes around the block, you can have positions in various forms of Real Estate (commercial, industrial, residential) at the same time, and focus either on growth opportunities, income production, or a combination of the two.
48. Bookmarks: 0 Forming Valid Income Investing Expectations - Part Two The critical relationship between the two classes of securities in your portfolio, is this: the market value of your equity investments and that of your income purpose investments are totally, and completely unrelated. Each Market dances to it's own beat. Stocks are like heavy metal or Rap...impossible to predict. Bonds are more like the classics and old time rock-and-roll...much more predictable.
49. Bookmarks: 5 Solid Income Investments in Liquid Form: Managed Closed End Funds Unlike conventional mutual funds, CEFs do not issue and redeem shares directly with investors at net asset value. CEFs are listed on national securities exchanges, where shares of the Investment Company are purchased and sold in transactions with other investors, just like individual company stocks, and most often not at net asset value.
50. Bookmarks: 0 What Your Mother Never Told You About Income Investing: Twenty Questions (7 thru 15) Investors should certainly know the basics about what they are doing. Corporations raise capital for their operations by issuing common stock, or shares of ownership in the company. They also raise money by borrowing from banks, insurance companies, and the public through the use of debt instruments called bonds, debentures, notes, and others.
51. Bookmarks: 0 What Your Mother Never Told You About Income Investing: Twenty Questions (1 thru 6) Investors are a very dependent group of people, particularly now that most employed persons have been given the responsibility of directing their own savings and investment programs for retirement. Mother Wall Street has monopolized this huge market, and nursed its children first on Mutual Funds and now on derivative betting mechanisms they call index ETFs ---the unhealthy investment equivalent of a diet of fast food, limited protein, and high energy fusion products.
52. Bookmarks: 0 Tax Free, Municipal Bonds Yielding nearly 7%. Interested? Of course you should be interested. There are at least eight reasonable explanations for recent Municipal Bond price weakness --- there are at least eight excellent reasons why investors should be viewing this weakness as a buying opportunity. Lower prices and higher yields are good news for income investors!
53. Bookmarks: 0 Your Income Portfolio There are several reasonable explanations for recent Municipal Bond price weakness: Higher interest rates expected; equity portfolio window dressing; weakness of state government treasuries; profit taking in municipal CEFs; speculation about proposed tax code changes; illiquidity of individual bonds; irrational investor fear. There are at least as many excellent reasons why investors should be viewing this weakness as a buying opportunity ---
54. Bookmarks: 0 Managing the Income Portfolio - 201 With equities, take a reasonable profit (between 8 and 10%) as frequently as possible; with income CEFs, a year's income in advance is the acid test if under 10%. With a 40% income allocation, 40% of profits and dividends would be allocated to income securities and assures that income growth will happen.
55. Bookmarks: 0 Ten Common Investment Errors: Stocks, Bonds, & Management Losing money on an investment may not be the result of a mistake, and not all mistakes result in monetary losses. Compounding the problems that investors have managing their investment portfolios is the sideshowesque sensationalism that the media brings to the process. Avoid these ten common errors to improve your performance:
56. Bookmarks: 0 Stock and Bond Trading Powers Modern Asset Allocation Trading does not have to be done quickly to be productive, and it doesn't have to focus on higher risk securities to be profitable. And perhaps most importantly, it doesn't have to avoid the interest-rate-sensitive income securities that are so important to the long-term success of any true investment portfolio.
57. Bookmarks: 0 Attention Investors: It's Time To Check Your Asset Allocation Formula Wall Street is celebrating its meteoric five year and three month rise to approximately where it was toward the end of 2007 and, just a skosh above where it was way back in 1999. Why are they so excited about this fourteen year march to nowhere? How could Market Cycle Investment Management have improved on such dismal performance? Read'em and weep!
58. Bookmarks: 0 Hang On A Minute - The Mighty Dow Is Still 10% Below 2007 Levels! Do they think investors are stupid enough to get excited about this dismal performance? Particularly, when less than 20% of professionally managed equity funds did as well. And how about unmanaged ETFs? I haven't heard any claims of brilliance, have you?
59. Bookmarks: 0 Sanco Services Two Sanco Services teaches investors how to design what we affectionately refer to as the: You probably don't need an annuity, really, income program. It emphasizes the generation of high levels of realized income within a portfolio that contains only high quality securities.
60. Bookmarks: 1 Understanding Income Investing – Second Chance Survey Hundreds of people responded to the last Income Investing survey, and all papers were corrected and returned. As a group, the class failed to pass the test of income investing competancy. Here's another chance.
61. Bookmarks: 0 Calculating Your Investment IQ Stocks, bonds, index funds; averages, recessions, market rallies and corrections; mutual funds, technical analysis, financial statements; commissions, taxes, and discount brokers.
62. Bookmarks: 1 The Dow Jones Industrials --- A Blue Chip Average No More To most investors, the DJIA provides all of the information they think they need, and they worship it mindlessly, thinking that this time tattered average has mystical predictive and analytic powers far beyond the scope of any other market number. It's Wall Street's rendition of 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
63. Bookmarks: 2 Testing All Texas Schools Athletes For Steroids? It Could Happen Soon Professional athletes have been in the news a lot over the past few years, either being accused or admitting to taking performance-enhancing drugs. Major league baseball has taken several hits with accusations being brought against some of their top players, such as home-run king Mark McGwire, who took the fifth amendment to not incriminate himself during Congressional questioning on the subject. Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees, a...
64. Bookmarks: 1 Investment Q & A Workshop - Brain Picking Only - No Product Sales The first Q & A meeting will be held the week of January 10th --- your questions discussed by a panel of experts with nearly 100 years of investment experience. Send your questions (maximum of two) and date preference (Tuesday thru Thursday) with your PayPal payment of $14.95 to sanserve@aol.com. Agenda, contact, and GoToMeeting information will be sent to you prior to the meeting date.
65. Bookmarks: 0 Weighted Average Cost Of Capital (WACC), Commodity Historic Prices, Index Prices, And Country Risk The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) is a calculation of a company’s proportionately weighted capital according to specific categories. All sources of capital – common stock, preferred stock, bonds, and any other debt are included. It’s computed by multiplying the cost of each capital source by its proportional weight (% of total capital) and then working through this equation.WACC = (E/V) * Re + (D/V) * Rd * (1-Tc)Where:Re = cost of equityRd = cost of debt...
66. Bookmarks: 3 How To Invest Your Money Safely When it comes to making investments, most people know that there is always room for a possible loss. Stock market investments in particular are rather notorious for taking a rather well funded portfolio and emptying it rather quickly. Of course, that does not happen all the time, otherwise no one would do it. If, on the other hand, you do not want to take what many consider to be an unnecessary risk, there are a number of other investments that are reasonably safer, can still...
67. Bookmarks: 0 Real Estate Bubble If the real estate market declines how can you make money in it? The make a profit on any market (real estate, products, stocks and bonds) simply must be in motion. It must increase or decrease. A stable market is one you do not turn a profit. The key is handle the procurement and sale of shares in both markets
68. Bookmarks: 0 Can You Make A Killing In The Securities Market In 2007? Imagine a world a world in which either all investors have costless access to currently available access about the future , all investors are good analysts , all investors pay close attention to market prices and adjust their holdings appropriately and that all investors pay close attention to market prices and adjust their holdings appropriately.Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy?In such a market a security’s price would be a good estimate of its investment value, whe...
69. Bookmarks: 0 A Completely New Way To Get Rich Rapidly This new way is catching on around the world. People are compounding money rapidly for themselves.Its called opportunity investment and it has nothing to do with the traditional way to invest. Stocks, bonds, shares etc.This is hands on. The entire premise is based on compounding and becoming the investor sourceYou see when we hand over our funds to professionals to invest our capital we dilute our returns dramatically. It makes sense if you think about it. T...
70. Bookmarks: 11 Second Home Are a Great Investment The new millennium has not been good to stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other financial investments. Most investors have found that the best performing asset in their portfolio is their home. Real estate has been a safe haven for investors with appreciation far outpacing other investments. With the security and growing values of residential real estate, a growing number of home owners are now investing in a second home.
71. Bookmarks: 0 Investing In Bonds Versus Forex Investing in bonds and the savings bank is safe as we will see. But if you are adventurous you can make a great deal from Forex.The article is written primarily for the smaller investor who needs high yield, the man who has between, let us say, $5,000 and $100,000. If the $5,000 investor secures a return on his money not of 3%, or $150 per year, but 12% $600 per year his benefit will be material, not nominal.If the $100,000 investor receives not $3,000 but $12,000 the...
72. Bookmarks: 0 Re-evaluating Surety Bond Underwriting Surety bonds are suppose to be underwritten with a 0% loss ratio. There are no funds for claims built into the premium of traditionally underwritten surety bonds. This standard is obviously impossible to achieve on a consistent basis.
73. Bookmarks: 0 What Is Invoice Factoring And Invoice Discounting? The Romans were the first civilization to sell promissory notes at a discount, beginning the industry of factoring. America was built largely on the possibilities of factoring, when colonial businesses were factored by Europeans willing to invest cash in exchange for the promise of large returns, and government bonds also use the same principles applied by businesses when they engage in invoice factoring.Invoice factoring is, at its simplest, the sale of the right to coll...
74. Bookmarks: 0 Lapland “Polar Dreams” in Finalnd My love affair with Finland began the moment I stepped off the Finnair plane. My ancestry is Norwegian and I guess something primal in my Viking genes bonds me in kindred spirit with this unique Nordic land. Having toured over a hundred countries, this is virgin territory for me and what an utterly cool place to visit in January. I’ve packed enough thermal gear to survive the most brutal blizzards but on arrival in Helsinki today, there is no snow.
75. Bookmarks: 0 The Risks And Benefits Of Corporate Bonds Rarely will you find an investment where you gain a substantial reward without an equally substantial amount of risk. Let's face it - the odds are stacked against you. Not only are there other huge banks and multinational corporations you have to compete against that have more capital than you will ever have, but there are millions of other investors trying to test their luck in the same market. Your choice of where to invest your money is therefore highly important. This is ...
76. Bookmarks: 0 Investing Your Self Directed IRA or 401K In Philippine Condotel Investment Real Estate People are beginning to catch on. A year or so ago, few people realized that they could manage their IRA investment portfolios themselves, and even fewer knew that they could invest their IRA retirement money in something other than stocks and bonds
77. Bookmarks: 0 6 Proven Wealth Building Strategies Building wealth is as simple as saving a little bit here and a little bit there. You need not have great riches in order to accumulate wealth, but you need to have the drive, determination, and discipline to successfully increase your wealth. Let’s look at 6 proven wealth building strategies you can put into use.
78. Bookmarks: 0 Top Rated Investment Bonds Your typical independent investor will never be able to understand every aspect of bond investing. Research on bonds fills volumes. It is for this reason, therefore, that you do as much research as you can prior to investing, and if you can, take advantage of professional investors that can manage a portfolio for you.1. Bond RatingsNot all stocks are created equal - some are a strong buy whereas others are holds or sells. Bond ratings get assigned over 20 different po...
79. Bookmarks: 0 Savings Accounts - Professional Advice When it comes to savings, you may well find yourself daunted by the sheer variety of ways to invest your money. Particularly if you find yourself with a substantial amount to invest, and are less than confident at dealing with things like the stock market, bonds and trusts, you’re likely to gain from professional expertise.
80. Bookmarks: 0 Betting on baseball has never been better! Now that we have put the Barry Bonds/ Babe Ruth blah, blah, blah to sleep, I think it’s time that we sat back and wagered a few bucks on our favorite MLB team. Parity is here and every one of the six divisions is up for grabs this year and handicapping these teams, takes patience and talent.
81. Bookmarks: 1 Create An Indelible Bond With Your Child Every parent aims to bring up a child that is loving, giving, confident, happy, and a part of a closely knit family. Parenting is a natural process and more often than not it is not books, counselors, or doctors that will guide you but it is your in born instinct and bonds with the child.
82. Bookmarks: 0 Barry Bonds, only One More Record to Break to Become Number 1 With a 445-foot landing over the center field wall of the Giants' waterfront AT&T Park, two run shot Barry Bonds beat his magical 715th home run, overtaking baseball legend Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home-run list. In the fourth-inning Bonds swung a ball that Colorado Rockies' starting pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim threw and it came a week after he matched Ruth's 714 career home runs during an inter-league game against the Oakland Athletics to end a nearly two-week fall.
83. Bookmarks: 0 Guided Meditation Online - Can We Trust The Internet? The Internet is, without any doubt, the greatest invention of the millennium. No one can deny the power of this technological medium to bring people together, to create bonds, to stimulate minds, to increase our informational backgrounds, or to teach us different things, such as the guided meditation online. Yes, indeed… This is possible, even though it seems hard to believe. Internet thus proves to be not only a direct source of entertainment but, most importantly a means of...
84. Bookmarks: 0 Getting Out Of Student Debt Whether you are a college student or the parent of a child planning to attend college, student debt will become an issue that must be dealt with.Studies have shown that nearly 75 percent of all college students rely on some form of financial aid while attending college. This includes both private and public schools. Some of the aid that students rely on comes from grants and scholarships which do not have to be repaid, but other forms of aid come as student loans, which, ...
85. Bookmarks: 0 Using A Credit Union For Your Savings Credit unions can be a viable alternative to banks as long as you meet certain conditions. In general, credit unions can perform many of the same services that banks perform, but there can be exceptions to this.Credit unions are member organizations and this is the biggest difference between them and banks. When you join a credit union you, in essence, become a stakeholder in the institution. In the past, most credit unions were formed around certain professions or formed...
86. Bookmarks: 2 The Ultimate Investment Portfolio Hedging Strategy Once upon a time (long before Quants, Swaps, and million dollar bonuses) investors knew that they could not know what the market will do--- in direction, duration, range, or vacillation. They recognized that neither humans nor human created machines could predict the future with any degree of accuracy. So they learned how to deal with uncertainty.
87. Bookmarks: 3 The Investment Education You Slept Through In College --- and it's free! Kiawah Golf Investment Seminars (KGIS) presents a monthly investment workshop program that will help you out-perform the markets ---rally after rally, correction after correction
88. Bookmarks: 0 A New Wall Street Line Dance: Performance - Line One (December, 2005) Every December, with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads, investors begin to scrutinize their performance, formulate coulda’s and shoulda’s, and determine what to try next year. It’s an annual, masochistic, rite of passage.
89. Bookmarks: 0 “How To” Start Trading The Forex Market? (part 3) More and more well informed investor and entrepreneurs are diversifying their traditional investments like stocks, bonds & commodities with foreign currency because of the following reasons:
90. Bookmarks: 0 Seven Come Leverage-7 Reasons Why Forex Is a Superior Trading Arena for Individuals Why the small speculator should consider foreign currency trading over stocks, bonds, commodities and mutual funds.
91. Bookmarks: 0 If the banks do it - Why don't you Foreign currency trading is such a lucrative and easy to understand market that many who used to trade stocks, bonds, commodities and futures have switched to trading nothing but FOREX. Even Bill Gates and the world renowned trader Warren Buffet now trade currencies as part of their overall strategies. If they are doing it shouldn’t we follow them, after all isn’t it true that to become wealthy or successful you have to do what wealthy and successful people do.
92. Bookmarks: 0 Upside potential with convertible bonds Convertible bonds are bonds issued by corporations that are backed by the corporations' assets. In case of default, the bondholders have a legal claim on those assets. Convertible bonds are unique from other bonds or debt instruments because they give the holder of the bond the right, but not the obligation, to convert the bond into a predetermined number of shares of the issuing company.
93. Bookmarks: 0 Are Stock Market Prices an Accurate Reflection of the Value of Your Stock Portfolio? In order to trade and make money in the markets - either stock or commodities one should have a basic idea of determinants of share valuation prices. Actual logistics , standard procedures and rules as well as human nature and greed all play major roles. Consider this as part of the mix when evaluating purchases and sales of your securities. Timing , perceptions and even sometimes luck play major roles in your quest for your eventual fortune awaiting you.
94. Bookmarks: 0 Against The Top Down Approach To Picking Stocks If you have heard fund managers talk about the way they invest, you know a great many employ a top down approach. First, they decide how much of their portfolio to allocate to stocks and how much to allocate to bonds. At this point, they may also decide upon the relative mix of foreign and domestic securities. Next, they decide upon the industries to invest in. It is not until all these decisions have been made that they actually get down to analyzing any particular securitie...
95. Bookmarks: 0 Ten Common Investment Errors: Stocks, Bonds, & Management Losing money on an investment may not be the result of a mistake, and not all mistakes result in monetary losses. Compounding the problems that investors have managing their investment portfolios is the sideshowesque sensationalism that the media brings to the process. Avoid these ten common errors to improve your performance:
96. Bookmarks: 0 Stocks vs. Bonds: Differences and Risks In the world of investments, you’ll often hear about stocks and bonds. They are both feasible forms of investment. They allow you the opportunity to invest your money with a specific company or corporation with the possibility of future profits. But how exactly do they work? And what are the differences between the two?
97. Bookmarks: 0 What You Need To Know When Trading Derivatives And Futures Hello Fellow-Investor.The Derivatives and Futures Market is the most potentially profitable market in the world. But it can be the most distructive one too!DerivativesA derivative is a financial term for a specific type of investment from which the price over a certain time is derived from the performance of the underlying asset such as commodities, shares or bonds, interest rates, exchange rates or indices like stock market index or consumer price index.This ...
98. Bookmarks: 0 Wealth Management Solutions-Options Abound! Wealth management is a difficult concept to grasp for many people, especially in terms of investment and savings for the future. With options like stocks, bonds, 401K’s, 529’s, and more, choosing the right wealth management option can be tough at best and impossibly confusing in many circumstances.
99. Bookmarks: 0 Tips to Build a Successful Portfolio Walking through the financial maze of stocks, bonds and mutual funds can be quite a challenge. American Century Investments offers the following tips to give you the know-how on building a profitable portfolio.
100. Bookmarks: 0 The Benefits of High-Yield Investment High-yield investment can turn out to be very rewarding for investors. Although there is a certain amount of risk involved in high-yield bonds investments, they can also be very profitable for investors if they are targeted towards companies that have the potential to recover from their financial instability.
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