The Stock Market Bear That Began 19 Months Ago
"All the positive forces that propelled the equity markets earlier this year have fallen off the table.
Ray Dalio, Co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest and most successful hedge funds in the world, has written an excellent treatise on what he sees happening to investments in the near future.
Major secular drivers have the potential to significantly disrupt the global economy, financial markets, and investors’ portfolios over the next three to five years.
Welcome to the Ninth edition of this seminar exclusively for members of the Ottawa Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR).
For retirees who are in the decumulation phase (ie spending phase) of investing, which is far more complex than the accumulation phase because of the need to generate income and minimize taxes, a Fee Based adviser may be the answer.
The Bucket Plan, an excellent how to book by Jason L. Smith describes a simple and effective system to allay the fears of retiree investors, by ensuring that they will have enough cash for their needs, and avoiding the need to sell investments when markets tank.
the "Buffett Indicator". This is essentially the ratio of the total value of the US stock market to the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP). At the moment, the ratio of 151% is close to historic levels.
Ignoring market headlines isn't putting your head in the sand; it's a key to a basic investing tenet.