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Bob’s Journal for 5/23

May 23, 2019

The first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimate led many investors to believe that the economy is stronger than it really is. The estimate indicated that GDP grew at a 3.2% annualized rate in the first quarter. That’s a big jump from the 2.2% rate of the fourth quarter of 2018. A major reason for the […]

Why the Fed and the Markets Are in Conflict

May 22, 2019

The Federal Reserve successfully used its messaging ability to stem the economy’s decline and help investment markets. But what comes next? The Fed tightened policy too much in 2018. The effects were felt globally. Economic growth slowed and most asset markets declined. Market interest rates rose higher than the interest rates the Fed controls. The […]

Tax Secrets of Mutual Funds

May 22, 2019

Many mutual fund investors focus on the fees they pay but don’t pay enough attention to the taxes on their investment returns. Taxes are a greater drag on net investment returns than expenses and fees, according to a study by Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates. Most investors leave a lot of money on the table […]

Bob’s Journal for 4/25/19

April 25, 2019

Many investors misunderstand the recent changes in China’s economic policies, leading them to underestimate future growth. We recently added T. Rowe Price New Asia to some of our Retirement Watch portfolios, so it’s important to understand the changes. China tightened its economic policy about two years ago, because growth was higher than the country’s goals […]

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Emerging Markets Have Value and Potential

April 25, 2019

This is a good time to make your portfolio more diversified globally. The United States has led the global economy and markets since about 2013 and especially since 2016. The global economy slowed and many markets around the world tumbled while U.S. markets marched higher. But in late 2018, the U.S. economy slowed noticeably in […]

Bob’s Journal for 4/18/19

April 18, 2019

The interest rate changes of the last few years tell an interesting story and provide lessons for later in 2019. One reason stocks and bonds appreciated following the financial crisis and especially from 2016-2018 is that the Fed tightened monetary policy much less than investors expected. After years of the Fed doing less than expected, […]

“3 Ways to Get A Retirement Raise” Conference Call 04/17/19

April 17, 2019

Welcome to my first subscriber conference call: 3 Ways to Get A Retirement Raise. AGENDA: “Ask Bob Anything”: Live Q&A 3 new ideas for growing your retirement nest egg and giving yourself the “raise” you deserve The upcoming law that attacks a key, longstanding retirement strategy: Bob explains major new changes making their way through […]

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April 17, 2019

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November 2020:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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