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November 2010

November 1, 2010

November 26, 2010 04:00 p.m. China and the Fed I apologize for some data errors in the December 2010 issue of Retirement Watch. The allocations in the recommended portfolios are incorrect. Also the buy above and sell below prices of Harbor High Yield are inverted. A corrected PDF of the data is posted to the […]

September 2010

September 1, 2010

September 24, 2010 02:15 p.m. Approaching the Precipice Again The housing data over the last week was very bad. Here’s one of many examples. There is no demand for homes. The government support for the market is withdrawn, and it did not put a floor under prices and lead to the higher demand for homes. […]

August 2010

August 1, 2010

August 25, 2010 02:15 p.m. Earnings vs. the Economy A number of stock market bulls buttress their advice with the point that corporate earnings growth is very high despite the disappointing economic data. They say don’t worry about the economic data, because the earnings prove companies continue to produce profit growth. A look at the […]

July 2010

July 1, 2010

July 26, 2010 12:30 p.m. A Week of Surprises  Last week was filled with surprises in the economy, markets, and media. Here are some items that grabbed my interest during the week. For some time the stock market moved based on surprises in economic and financial data. Positive surprises and a rising stock market dominated […]

June 2010

June 1, 2010

June 25, 2010 11:00 a.m. Always Interesting Investments There always are interesting investments, said Rob Arnott, manager of the PIMCO All Asset fund, a component of our hedge fund mutual fund portfolio. Arnott forecasts that inflation hedges will be a very interesting investment over the next year or two as a deflationary trend takes hold […]

February 2010

February 1, 2010

February 18, 2010 11:15 a.m. The Debate About Greece, and more The debt problems in Greece continue to be the focus of much attention and also moves the markets. Stocks have done all right the last couple of days because the EU has ordered Greece to come up with a plan, and investors have decided […]

November 2009

November 1, 2009

November 27, 2009 11:00 a.m. The Next Shoe? The tricky thing about a financial crisis is you never know what will trigger it or make it worse. Of those who thought the financial crisis was not over, few expressed the thought that a debt default by Dubai World would trigger the next phase of the […]

January 2009

January 1, 2009

January 29, 2009 10:25 a.m. Optimism Makes a Comeback Financial stocks soared Wednesday. Wells Fargo alone gained over 30%. Last week I discussed the sort of policies the government should implement to right the financial system and resolve the crisis. The recommendation involved having the government set up one or more bad banks to take […]

December 2021:
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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