When you hear the word recession, what comes to mind? Does it make you want to run for the hills or look for a golden opportunity? From bear market conditions to rising inflation, the conditions that create a recession can impact your portfolio and your ability to retire. But do you have any idea how to deal […]
Do you want to pursue a better investment experience? Our comprehensive guide highlights 10 key decisions that can help investors effectively target long-term wealth in the capital markets. Learn what strategies can help you improve your odds of success and set you up for long-term success. In this guide, you’ll learn… How to let markets […]
If you looked at your statements late last year, you know that 2022 was tough for investors. The stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, declined nearly 20%. S&P 500 – 12 Months (as of 1/24/2023) However, what made 2022 an unusual year was that even as stocks were falling, there was almost no […]
Is it better to choose low-cost index funds or to diversify investments, even if it means paying higher fees? What causes mutual fund price fluctuation? Are mid-cap funds necessary in a balanced portfolio? Joe and Big Al also talk about real estate funds vs. real estate investment trusts (REITs), and annuities vs. bonds in a retirement portfolio. Finally, we revisit some investing strategy questions from earlier in the year that are still relevant in today’s volatile markets, on moving to cash in tough times, analyzing your asset allocation, and rebalancing your retirement portfolio.
Asset location strategies, liquidity, and building up tax-free Roth IRA money when retiring early, how growth is taxed in taxable accounts, the pros and cons of rolling an employer retirement plan into a traditional IRA, how stock futures are determined and why stock price matters, and buying 8-week treasuries. And, if you’re planning to make a killing on eBay or at your next garage sale, the fellas get into the weeds on how to maximize your tax savings.
With the consumer price index at forty-year highs, this is a good time to take a look at what types of investments might make sense in an inflationary environment. Before diving in, though, it’s important to note that there are no foolproof methods to avoid short-term surprises. The bottom line is that if inflation readings […]
There are times when an investor finds themselves with a single stock holding that makes up an uncomfortably large portion of their overall portfolio. Having a concentrated position is a double-edged sword; on the positive side you’ve accumulated some wealth, but the problem is that your fortunes are now unduly connected to a single company. […]
How much company stock in your investment portfolio is too risky? Can series I savings bonds act as the cash in your portfolio? In the sequence of retirement savings, would contributing to a brokerage account instead of maxing out your 401(k) or 403(b) ever make sense? How should a 20-something self-employed couple, investing monthly in Vanguard’s Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX), get retirement-ready? Is it possible to pay for the construction of a new home and keep the earned income tax credit and child tax credits? Should Roth conversion funds come from an inherited IRA, 401(k), brokerage account, or Social Security?
Question: I’m deciding whether to buy a condo and have my son as a renter (so it cash flows) or just putting the money in the stock market. Which investment generally gets a better rate of return just from a numbers standpoint? Greg, Del Mar Watch the full episode, Stress-Test Your Retirement Plan Make sure to […]
Question: I’m concerned the market is overvalued and I want to sell my highest-valued tech stocks now. I’m not retiring for another 3 or 4 years. Do I reinvest in stocks when the prices come down or invest in something less risky now? Laura, Mira Mesa Watch the full episode, Stress-Test Your Retirement Plan Make sure […]
Today, people are worried that the impact of government stimulus and easy monetary policy will spur inflation once COVID-19 vaccinations allow the economy to reopen. Additionally, trade disagreements and a desire to move supply chains back home could undo some of the disinflationary benefits globalization and offshoring have produced. Will inflation affect your finances in […]
The stock market has gone wild! Or, more accurately, pockets of the stock market have gone crazy. Previously beaten-down companies like GameStop, AMC, and Blackberry have soared in 2021, accompanied by eye-popping gains and jaw-dropping volatility, thanks to users on the website Reddit. In this video, Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA®, Executive Vice President and Director […]
This week GameStop, AMC and Blackberry stocks went wild, with hedge funds shorting the stocks, and Redditors using the Robinhood investing app to put the squeeze on them – to the tune of billions of dollars. Is the stock market rigged? How do these investing plays affect you and your portfolio? Should you get in […]
The stock market has gone wild! Or, more accurately, pockets of the stock market have gone crazy. Previously beaten-down companies like GameStop, AMC, and Blackberry have soared in 2021, accompanied by eye-popping gains and jaw-dropping volatility. Why is it happening? And what does it mean for your finances? Read on to learn more. LISTEN | […]
You’ve probably seen those ads that say, “buy this marijuana stock, it’s like getting in on Amazon early.” Is it really a good time to invest in cannabis? In this video, Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA outlines some things to consider before putting pot stocks in your investment portfolio. Transcript: Welcome to the topic of the […]