A couple of weeks ago, the SEC illegalized a type of investing that makes a market what it is - short selling. Simply put, a person can bet on the market going up by "going long" and buying securities in hopes of selling them for a higher price at a later date. Long positions can be leveraged by … [Read more...] about Our free(ish) market becomes less free with the ban of short selling
Although the House rejected the recent $700 billion bailout, there is plenty of bailing out that has already happened, and there is more to come. Already: $80 billion injected into failed AIG IndyMac bank taken over by FDIC Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch for $50 billion - 70% over its … [Read more...] about Who will bail out the government?
This question is on the minds of millions of Americans. I know exactly how to recover your losses: get out of the U.S. stock market and recoup your losses elsewhere. S&P 500 loses 28% in one year The sales pitch of securities salesman is that the stock market goes up around 8% or 9% per year … [Read more...] about Is this the bottom? How to recover your stock market losses
This week I attended a special viewing of a new documentary, I.O.U.S.A. This film substantiates the concerns that our country's government and citizens are going broke. One of the main authorities featured is David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General. Other notables include Warren Buffett (CEO … [Read more...] about I.O.U.S.A – Former U.S. Controller warns country's finances are unsustainable
About 6 months ago, the Social Security Administration started calling my office asking to arrange a meeting with my IRAAA colleagues and I. For months I had shrugged it off because of the fact that many of my readers, customers, and colleagues plan their finances as if SSA will fail. Taking control … [Read more...] about My Meeting with the Social Security Administration
I just got done interviewing John Rubino, co-author of The Collapse of the Dollar - Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold & Other Hard Assets, and it was quite interesting. Rubino stated that: Over the last 7 years the stock market has dropped [as significantly] as it did during the Great … [Read more...] about The Collapse of the Dollar & How to Profit From It
I work in the field of Self Directed IRAs & 401(k)s. Based on the phone calls and emails we receive, by far the most discussed topic is checkbook control. Some people want it; others don't. Some service providers support it; others discourage it. What is it? What most people are referring to … [Read more...] about Hot Topic – Checkbook Control / IRA LLC