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Dow Tumbles 4% Over 3 Days – Stormy Weather Ahead

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 and is filed under Annuity News, Financial Planning Tips, Retirement Income Annuities

You wouldn’t wait to insure your house until after a storm, right? Well, it looks like we’re in for ANOTHER big stock market storm and it’s time to protect your assets now before it’s too late.

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This Week in Annuity News

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 and is filed under Annuity News, Retirement Income Annuities

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Saturday, September 13th, 2014 and is filed under Annuity News

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This Week in Annuity News ~ Ending July 26, 2014

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 and is filed under Annuity News

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Millennials’ Aversion to the Stock Market Makes Perfect Sense

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 and is filed under Retirement Income Annuities, Uncategorized

There’s Nothing Irrational About Millennial Aversion To Stock Market Risk

Millennials are keeping their distance from the stock market, and according to writer John Aziz at The Week, that makes them financial neanderthals. Even the few lucky Millennials with ample cash to throw around are avoiding the equity markets, a move that Aziz calls “totally boneheaded”: Read More

Stock Market at Risk; New Indicators Reveal a Sputtering Economy

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 and is filed under Uncategorized

Is the stock market going to leave you stranded?Anemic growth barely hovering above zero in the first quarter of 2014 exposed the depths of a lingering and persistently weak U.S. economy. Gross Domestic Product edged up by a scant 0.1 percent, the slackest pace of growth since late 2012.

New Factory Orders gained just 1.1 percent in March, missing expectations of a bounce from a 1.5 percent rise in February. Wages were flat in April compared to March, with the average hourly wage for private sector workers settling at $24.31—a 1.9 percent from April 2013. The average workweek at 34.5 hours was also unchanged from March, though it was up slightly from April 2013. Read More

Where have the stock market bulls run to?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 and is filed under Uncategorized

Bulls on Main Street go into hibernation

Wall Street Bulls on the RunBulls are a fast-disappearing species on Main Street. Spooked by the big sell-off two weeks ago in high-octane momentum stocks, the percentage of individual investors that say they are bullish is at the lowest level in a year.

Proving once again that Main Street is still wary of the U.S. stock market after the 2007-09 meltdown, only 27.2% of the members polled by the American Association of Individual Investors said they were “bullish” on the stock market as of last Thursday. That marks the lowest reading since April 18, 2013, when just 26.9% said they were bullish. Read More

The Stock Market Roller Coaster

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 and is filed under Retirement Income Annuities, Uncategorized

The Stock Market Roller CoasterDo you remember those roller coaster rides when you were a kid? I sure do. I could hardly sleep the night before because of the anticipation. When we finally made it through the gate of the amusement park, I almost dragged mom and dad straight to the roller coaster.

I can still hear the distinct sound of the clack, clack, clack, as the chains pulled the cars up to the very tip top of the tracks. My heart was pounding in my chest as we reached the top and I would throw my hands in the air and scream to the top of my lungs as we took the exhilarating plunge to the bottom.

Those were some of the fondest memories of my childhood. When I think of roller coasters, I think of fun, I think of thrills. But when I think of the stock market roller coaster, I don’t have quite the same outlook. Read More