The Real Scoop on Annuities - Part Two (Plus 10 Associated Articles) http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5665 Unfortunately, the stock market never has been able to generate guaranteed levels of income, and sometimes fails to move higher just because we think it should. Serious problems occur when mutual funds are packaged with annuity contracts and the critical differences between them are either overlooked or undisclosed, perhaps innocently, perhaps not. Sat, 20 May 2017 09:12:30 PST en-us The Real Scoop on Annuities - Part Two http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5665 http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5665 Sat, 20 May 2017 09:12:30 PST Predicting Stock Market Movements Wall Street institutions already spend billions predicting future price movements of the stock market, individual issues & indices, commodities, and hemlines. Really? Is that right also? Economists have been analyzing and charting world economies for decades, showing clearly the repetitive cyclical changes and their upward bias. http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5656 http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5656 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:13:12 PST When All Stocks Are Value Stocks - Think QDI Value stocks are those that tend to trade at lower prices relative to their fundamental characteristics than their more speculative cousins, the growth stocks; they have higher than usual dividend yields and lower P/E and P/B ratios. http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5667 http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5667 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 03:36:21 PST Investment Scam Alert 2009: Spread the Word (August 2009) An envelope arrived yesterday from a worried investor (not a client of mine) in Appleton, Wisconsin. 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In the WCM, market value is used as an expectation clarifier and an action indicator for the portfolio manager. http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5683 http://retirementreadyincomeprograms.com/inv/Display.cfm/5683 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:26:00 PST Investment Management - Put More Smart Cash In Your Future It's smart cash because it is created by the operation of the portfolio and ready for reinvestment. If it remains uninvested while new investment opportunities exist, it loses IQ points rapidly. 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