Bonds: Too Much of a Good Thing? Pt II

Over the past 40 years, U.S. Treasury bonds have outperformed the S&P 500 (a broad measure of large company U.S. stocks.) Bond prices have risen to levels not seen in 50 years. In last month’s article, we proposed that investors’ current love affair with bonds stems from a desire to avoid risky stocks in favor of the relative safety of bonds. Are bonds about to become the next bubble? Many people, including Warren Buffett, think they are.

Bonds: Too Much of a Good Thing? Pt I

Since 2007 investors have become increasingly averse to risk. By some estimates, investors have sold over $200 billion worth of domestic stocks and purchased almost $600 billion of fixed income products during this period. When so many investors place their bets on the same thing, prices inevitably rise. Those buying bonds today may be taking on more risk than they realize.

Estate Planning For The Next Generation (Canada Focused)

With unprecedented wealth poised to transfer to the next generation, the creators of that wealth are giving serious thought to how they want to build a strong, lasting legacy. Consider setting up a trust for efficient estate planning.

Bonds: Too Much of a Good Thing? Part IV

Are we in a bond bubble or not? Proponents point to several factors: huge amounts of money poured into bonds since 2007, superior performance of bonds over stocks in the last 40 years and current historically low interest rates. In this fourth installment on bonds we’ll examine characteristics of previous asset bubbles, then draw our own conclusion.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich – A Review

Ramit Sethi’s book “I Will Teach You to Be Rich”, revolves around the four pillars of personal finance- saving, budgeting, banking and investing. It is full with information, tips and guidelines that help a novice manage finances effectively; it is written in a reader-friendly language and with a practical approach.

Times Have Changed, So Should Your Investment Strategy

Freedom; the true American dream. Some say to have a house, to get married and have some children is the American dream but those things would not be possible without the biggest dream of all, freedom.

Napoleon Hill – A Review of the Life and Works of Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was born in a single room cottage in the Appalachian township of Pound in Virginia. His mother passed away when he was only ten. Hill’s father married again two years after the death of his wife. In his early teens, Hill started writing as a mountain correspondent for rural community newspapers in the region around Wise County in Virginia. Later on, he made the most of his wages as a correspondent to get into Law College. But he had to withdraw before long as a result of his dire monetary situation.

How to Invest Money in Hot Property and Get Good Returns

You shall invest your money in a location that is having a great scope to give good returns. The location shall have at least a few houses which are already constructed and occupied. If they are very well constructed with good design and produce a kind of impression that the location is beautiful to stay, it is definitely the right place to invest your money.

How to Rent Portion of Your Home and Save Money

Renting a portion of your home is the way of saving money. This option may not make you rich but will give you some extra money for your daily needs. You can use the money generated through rent to renovate your home.

Invest in Home or Flat to Get Great Returns

Buying a house when compared with a flat has specific advantages and disadvantages. Flats always come with fixing rules that you need to follow. Some of the apartments associations want allow you to give you a portion of your flat for rent.

Cultivate Productive Habits and Accumulate Mammoth Wealth

Wealth building and habits are like married couples. Productive habit is a critical factor in wealth building. Unproductive habit is however the pathway to poverty. Without cultivating productive habits, wealth creation becomes impossible. Studies have revealed that the rich are those who have acquired productive habits.

Transforming Debt Into Wealth – A Review

John Cummuta’s Transforming Debt into Wealth program guides us to manage our money properly. The basic idea conveyed is to pay all debts and then start investing wisely for the future.

Goal Setting and Wealth Building: The Unbeatable Combination

Wealth building requires direction to come to fruition. When you have a vision to accumulate wealth, you must first decide on which direction you are headed. You will then have to translate your vision into some definable short term goals. These goals will be in series of easy to accomplish steps which you have to put into writing. With these clearly written goals, wealth building becomes easier to accomplish.

Learn the Power of Accumulation to Build Wealth

Financial success comes from the power of accumulation. This power has to do with how adding a little on a constant basis can build into a fortune over time. It requires the vision to see where small efforts every day can lead to great accomplishments over time. Learn this and apply it and you will realize tremendous accumulation of wealth.

The 4-Hour Work Week – A Review Of Tim Ferris’ Book

Through introducing a new four step philosophy of defining a dream, managing time, liberating oneself of a locational constraint and making a business that is an automated revenue generator, Tim Ferris’s book teaches how to break free from a 9-5 work commitment to do what you have always dreamed of while earning from it at the same time. No doubt everyone wants to have a lifestyle where they make enough money from working a 4-hour work week and spend the rest of the time doing things they have always wanted to. Read on to find out how you too achieve this.

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