A 3-Step Crash Test For Your Retirement Portfolio

2017-07-18 22_17_49-Brown Rope · Free Stock PhotoWhether a major market setback is imminent or still a ways off, the author of today’s article argues that “now is a good time to gauge how your retirement portfolio would likely hold up if the markets were to slump and make needed changes before a downturn occurs” – and he proceeds to outline a 3-step process for this. Are you more heavily invested in stocks than you think (and want) after eight years of gains? How can you ballpark the potential hit your portfolio will take during a major setback and determine what adjustments – if any – to make? CLICK HERE for more.

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How Do Retirees (And Their “Newly Plumped-Up” Nest Eggs) Navigate The Trump Rally From Here?

2016-12-18 18_22_13-Films & TVThe post-election “Trump rally” has been very good to investors. But, as today’s article notes, “retirees…have a vested interest in making sure their newly plumped-up nest eggs remain intact.” So, should retirees head for the exits in anticipation of a pullback, or would doing so likely cause them to miss out on further gains next year? The author looks at what history suggests in regards to this question – as well as the best way for retirees to go about taking profits and what “beaten-up” areas may be best to funnel those profits into. To read more, CLICK HERE.

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The Dallas Police & Fire Pension System: A Cautionary Tale In Alternative Investments

2016-09-27 12_15_38-Morguefile free photographs for commercial useWhile alternative investments have the potential to both reduce a portfolio’s risk and boost its returns, the key word here, as today’s article emphasizes, is can: “If done poorly, alternative investments can just as easily take a wrecking ball to a portfolio and destroy years’ worth of gains.” Specifically, the author outlines the real-life example of the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System (DPFP) which, “after making a series of questionable investments” in alternative assets, ended up bankrupt. To read more about what happened to the DPFP and the lessons this cautionary tale holds about alternative investments – as well as for the four conditions the author recommends be in place when it comes to alternative investments – CLICK HERE.

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From Nearly Dead To Hot Commodity: Coal’s Reversal Of Fortune

2016-09-11 18_53_11-Morguefile free photographs for commercial use“It’s a commodity that’s been on the slippery slide for the past four years and it’s making a remarkable recovery.” This is what one analyst cited in today’s article had to say about the resurrection of coal – a resurrection that the article’s author believes “may have further room to run.” To read about the factors that have contributed to this reversal of fortunes for coal – which is now one of the best-performing commodities after prices started the year near decade lows – as well as coal’s potential for further gains – especially with a La Nina weather pattern – CLICK HERE.

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