The Great Bond Bubble Is Now! What’s Next…

What does the bond market today have in common with the stock market in 1998-2000 and the real estate market in 2006-2007? They were all ridiculous bubbles that ended very badly for investors. This is not a prediction. It is simple risk vs. reward analysis based on valuations. It is something that can save your portfolio from massive losses when you understand how it works. Learn how…

What Is A Good Investment?

There is no such thing as an inherently good or bad investment. It is a myth. All assets can be good or bad investment given the right strategy, timing, or price. It is all about process – not product. Let’s see how this works…

How To Invest For Inflation & Deflation

The stable economic past is over. The future is going to be volatile with bouts of deflation and inflation. How do you invest and manage risk in that scenario?

Portfolio Design – Two Great Resources

I came across two great, free resources this week that I wanted to let you know about. One makes passive portfolio allocation easy and the other makes moving average back-testing easy…

What Your Investor Level Means For Your Wealth Plans…

In today’s uncertain investment climate it is important to do everything possible to assure your financial security. Few people understand there are three distinctly separate approaches to investing with each requiring a different level of commitment while also providing a similarly different level of security as a result. If you want to improve the consistency and performance of your investments then it is important to understand what level of of investor you are today and what you can do to advance your skills to the next level…

I Was Wrong…In More Ways Than One

As long-time readers know, I have been writing since September 2009 that the risk/reward ratio for the stock market has been unfavorable. Those calls were made when the S&P 500 was in the 1070 and 1120 range. Regardless of where the market goes from here I was wrong – not just on the market call, but in a much bigger, more important way – and that is what I want to share with you today…

New Rules For Real Estate Investing

I’ve received many questions from readers during the past few months about real estate investment strategy during this economic crisis. The common thinking is that somewhere down the road a nasty inflation should return making real estate a smart inflation hedge. While I agree with the basic concept, I also believe there are many issues to be wary of…

Has The Stock Market Bear Returned?

Was last week’s sudden market downturn and increase in volatility a harbinger of more to come? What should you do with your portfolio if the deflationary market declines we experienced in 2008 return? Learn how to prepare yourself…

A Valuable Real Estate Investment Strategy Resource

In this conclusion to our three part series on developing a real estate investment strategy for the housing bust, I would like to introduce you to Dan Amerman. He has a written a 23 lesson e-course called “Turning Inflation Into Wealth” that is another valuable resource. What I like about Dan’s course is how he shows you…

Deflation Or Inflation: That Is The Investment Question

Will the immediate investment horizon be dominated by inflation or deflation concerns? That is the critical investment question you must answer right now to continue building your wealth. In this follow on post to last week’s update on the exact same question I’m providing an additional resource…