– Financial markets seem to be more confusing than ever. A valid question is, “do they need to be?” A significant announcement was made recently, about a 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. A University of Chicago professor, Eugene Fama, was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work regarding the ‘Efficient Markets Hypothesis’ that he began back in the 1960’s, as well as his work on “market-capitalization and ratios that compare book value to market value are highly predictive.”
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– March 15, 2013 –
The outlook for relying on social security and government sponsored healthcare is not encouraging (entitlements are not affordable). This leaves retirees to rely on their personal savings. Managing a portfolio does not have to be as complex as some firms like to make it.
– Over the last four years, the American financial system has lost several of their largest financial firms. In the wake of multiple crises, it is important to consider, “what have I learned?”
– Great news is we are all living longer these days. But, many of us will not have enough money to retire comfortably. The need to invest wisely is more important now than ever.
– Some proponents claim that gold deserves a significant weighting in most investors’ portfolios. Gold’s often-cited portfolio benefits include a strong long-term return, a hedge against inflation, and safe haven during turbulent times. But does the evidence build a case for holding gold as a separate asset class?