The Great Fixed Income Bubble

Inflows into fixed income during the financial crisis of 2008-2009 have continued even through the first two months of 2010.  However, investors won't appreciate low rates indefinitely, and it appears…

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4 Reasons Bonds are No Longer "Safe"

When investors think of "risk aversion," typically treasury bonds, corporate bonds and municipal debt rank highly on the list.  In today's economic climate, however, it appears there may be more…

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Why “Absolute Return” Funds Absolutely Underperform

Billions of dollars tumbled into absolute return funds in the wake of the financial downturn.  Although these funds may guarantee absolute returns, they're more likely to under-perform. The Basis of…

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How Golden is Your Retirement Plan?

As gold reaches $1000 per ounce and silver pushes its pre-bubble highs, investors have an increasingly vested interest in precious metals.  Once ignored for their below-average returns, metals and retirement…

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Is a Non-Matched 401k Worthwhile?

Economic slowdowns are always quick to hurt business spending, whether it is on new production components or human resources. Employees are feeling the economic pinch, faced with potential job loss…

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What is an Annuity?

Annuities are generally reserved for the most modest of investors - those that plan retirement, but would rather have the fixed income payments post retirement than to manage their own…

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How to Invest for Retirement Overseas

Photo Credit to Amanita The problem arises for many retirees that domestic slowdowns put their own retirement jeopardy. It has long been the advice that future retirees should invest more…

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Top Solar Energy Stocks for 2021

We constantly hear the stress on corporations going green, while we develop alternative sources of energy - not only for conserving energy, but also for fighting global warming. Galloping world…

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