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Authored by John Coumarianos via, You don’t always see a respected member of the financial commentariat argue that it’s different this time. But that’s almost what Morningstar’s Christine Benz has done in an excellent recent article. What Benz means is that you’re different now than you were during past market cycles. More specifically, you’re older now […]

By Ed Slott Published January 23 2018, 4:25pm EST The new tax law signed in December may affect the way you and your clients evaluate the pros and cons of Roth conversions. Among the biggest changes: Beginning in 2018, Roth conversions cannot be undone. Lawmakers repealed Roth recharacterizations, which previously enabled Roth conversions to be reversed. Quote “Overall, […]

By Robert J. Shilller Published: Jan 23, 2018 10:19 a.m. ET Robert Shiller looks at CAPE and says don’t credit the ‘Trump effect’ or the tax cuts Getty Images NEW HAVEN, CONN. (Project Syndicate) — The level of stock markets differs widely across countries. And right now, the United States is leading the world. What everyone wants […]

Jun.16.17 Seeking Summary Corporate profits after tax continue to represent a historically large portion of the economy. Earnings growth relies on one of two terrible theories. Either more of the pie goes to corporate profits or GDP suddenly roars back to life. The labor force growth rate is anemic at best and hours per […]

Published: May 31, 2017 10:05 a.m. ET By Nancy Mann Jackson Ever wondered how the uber-rich—the Warren Buffets and Mark Cubans of the world—live day to day? Sure, they may have some extravagant habits, but it’s highly likely they also follow the same key money rules that help them increase and protect their wealth. Even […]

4-25-17 Authored by Lance Roberts via, “The real goal of any investment advisor is not to “beat the index” on the way up, but rather to protect capital on the “way down.” It is capital destruction that leads to poor investment decision making, emotionally based financial mistakes and destruction of financial goals. It is also […] Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:21:33 -0600 (Updated every 10 minutes) Shiller P/E: 29.3 (+ 0.17%) Shiller P/E is 75.4% higher than the historical mean of 16.7 Implied future annual return: -1.6% Historical low: 4.8 Historical high: 44.2 S&P 500: 2351.16 Regular P/E: 26 (historical mean: ) Prof. Robert Shiller of Yale University invented […]

by Feb 18, 2017 8:03 PM After several increasingly more comprehensive critiques of Trump’s fiscal policies (most recently this past weekend), on Friday, just as the S&P closed at fresh all time highs propelled by a late day ramp, Goldman’s chief equity strategist who has a 2,300 year end target on the index, cautioned that […]

by Jan 27, 2017 12:21 PM Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, The Dow Jones Industrial Average provides us with some pretty strong evidence that our “stock market boom” has been fueled by debt.  On Wednesday, the Dow crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time ever, and this comes at a […] 1/4/17 George Dvorsky once wrote that: “The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn’t mean our brains don’t have major limitations. The lowly calculator can do math thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often less […]