While world equity markets are up $635 billion since the election, did you know that bond markets throughout the world have crashed by over 1.7 trillion? This “bloodbath” is the worst since the Bond Crash of 1981, and has many conservative investors worried.
The Mature Investor
Welcome back, Red-State America!
Early this morning, America witnessed an unprecedented and historical political upset in the election of a “blue collar billionaire” in Donald J. Trump to the Presidency of the United States.
Millions of Americans live with the chance of developing heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular conditions due to lifestyle or genetics. These risks rise for everyone as they age. Seniors with the highest levels of mental and social stress are three times more likely to suffer a stroke, and poor heart health is tied to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory loss.
Have you heard the news coming out of Europe about Germany’s largest bank? Before we discuss the banking crisis in Europe, let me first update you on economic developments here…
Did you catch Thom's radio show today? The Safe Money Hour with Thom Brueckner is our weekly radio program covering the financial markets, the economy, politics, current events, and government policy, as they impact the financial needs of New England retirees over the age of 50.
For any mainstream economists still reluctant to admit that a recession is underway, last Friday’s horrendous jobs report should have removed all doubts
Do you have a sinking feeling about the world economy, markets, or the upcoming election? Are you uncomfortable with risk exposure as retirement looms over the next hill? Have you stopped to ask yourself if you are getting the right advice for this new stage of life? How do you know when it is time to get a second opinion on your finances?
“Given a choice between the possibility of becoming rich, and a guarantee that you’ll never, ever become poor, which would you choose?”
2016 : The Year of the Index Annuity
Have you seen the stock market forecasts for the new year? One firm after another is citing volatility, a lack of earnings, and a probable “year to nowhere” in 2016.
We all know that one of the certainties of life is change. This surely is true with most programs or policies in which the federal government is involved.