Archive for October 2014

Financial War

There are many factors that can affect your portfolio, such as the recent volatility in the market and low interest rates. This in turn impacts the total return you receive in your portfolio, which is a combination of interest earned as well as capital gains and losses. This financial war, meaning the challenge those of…

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Are You Getting the Right Financial Advice?

I want to share with you a non-negotiable requirement to look for when deciding who to trust with your life savings when building your retirement portfolio. It is known as the fiduciary standard, which means advisors are required to provide advice that is always 100% in the consumer’s interest. Unfortunately, there are a lot of…

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Volatility Returns to the Market

Over the last couple weeks, the market has approached double digit declines. What’s even more unsettling is as of this writing, since hitting an all-time high in mid-September, the S&P 500 is down 7.4%. Many of you may be wondering how you will come back from these losses or replace the income you may have…

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What’s Your Portfolio Risk?

Have you ever stopped to think what would happen to your current financial portfolio if we experienced another detrimental economic event, such as the market correction in 2008? Do you know how much money you could lose? If you are retired, or looking to retire, you most likely cannot afford to lose 30% or 40%…

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The U.S. Dollar: World’s Top Business Currency

The U.S. dollar has become the world’s top business currency, where it has reached its highest level in four years. This is considered a sign that the American economy is improving, where investors look at the dollar as a safe investment. On the other hand, this could mean that the Federal Reserve may look at…

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