A Beautiful Chart On Market History

By Michael Reese | February 23, 2015

I recently came across this chart that I want to share with you. It’s an interesting picture of how often the US stock market hits a certain return range. The picture tells the whole story… Click on Image to Enlarge Source: Sterne Agee, Roger G. Ibbotson, Value Square Asset Management and Yale University What I…

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Indexing vs. Hedge Funds – And The Winner Is…?

By Michael Reese | February 9, 2015

You may have seen this in the media when it came out seven years ago. Back in 2008, Warren Buffett made a bet for charity. He put up $1 million of his own money and he deposited that amount into a Vanguard S&P 500 index fund. He then challenged Protege Partners to put up their…

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The Switzerland Effect

By Michael Reese | January 19, 2015

By now, you have probably heard the news that Switzerland did something with its currency and the next thing you know, our stock market is crashing. I’m sure you are wondering what the heck happened? First, let’s start off with what Switzerland did. They had been buying Euros each week with their currency, the Swiss…

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Stock Market Risk Level Higher Than Dot-Com Era – What Does That Mean To Do?

By Michael Reese | January 12, 2015

I just came across this article from Mark Hulbert on Marketwatch – “Stock Market Risk Is Higher Today Than In The Dot-Com Era”. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stock-market-risk-is-higher-today-than-it-was-in-the-dot-com-era-2015-01-09?dist=beforebell If you don’t know who Mark Hulbert is, he has been tracking the advice of over 160 money managers since 1980. And he likes to keep a number of graphs and…

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Is Government The Problem In Michigan?

By admin | October 22, 2014

I just came across this article in MarketWatch, and for some reason it really bothers me. The article is reporting how Rick Snyder (Michigan’s Governor) just signed into law a bill that basically doesn’t allow Tesla to sell their cars … Continue reading

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Are Boys Better Than Girls Handling Money?

By admin | October 6, 2014

We all know that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or perhaps the other way around. Let’s face it, men and women are different creatures. As a group, we generally have our strengths and weaknesses.
Now MarketWatch has … Continue reading

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Is This The Beginning Of The Much Anticipated Bear Market?

By admin | August 6, 2014

With the market pullback over the last week, the big question is simply this: are we looking at the beginning of a bear market, or is this nothing more than a minor blip as markets continue their path up?
This is … Continue reading

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What is the “Real” Unemployment Rate?

By admin | July 5, 2014

We’ve seen big news lately that the unemployment rate has gotten all the way down to 6.1%. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Finally, jobs are now available for almost anyone that wants to work. After all, 5% unemployment is widely … Continue reading

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72% of Boomers Want To Work In Retirement

By admin | June 12, 2014

If you’ve been watching the tv show you know that I believe that retirement is being “re-defined” by Baby Boomers. As a group, they have been known for breaking the rules and replacing them with rules that work for them. … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Stay Close with Your Grandchildren As You Both Get Older

By admin | May 17, 2014

by Benjamin Portnoy, Marketing Director for Retiring Well
When your grandkids were born, things were amazing.  When your son or daughter handed you that tiny new member of your family, it was like life was handing you a new level of … Continue reading

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