The trade tensions are causing this sell-off. Like most headline risk, this is temporary and it provides investors (and traders, in my case!) a rare opportunity to buy the dip. Just because today’s selloff looks and feels scary doesn’t mean it is real. Every buyable dip feels this way. The market is providing investors & […]Read More I’m Buying this dip!
In my March 22nd article on how much you needed to retire I mentioned the 4% Rule based on the Trinity Study . Below I offer you an exhibit that provides a framework for which to allocate your assets, based on the likelihood that your money will outlive you. You certainly don’t want to outlive your money. Along the […]Read More Retirement Withdrawals Success Rates
In part I I vented about the state of our healthcare system and the bleakness when it comes to options for early retirees, living domestically in the USA. In a nutshell, it stinks to high Heaven! Insurance was never what I consider “affordable” but most middle-classers could manage. All of sudden March of 2010 arrived. […]Read More Early Retirees and Health Insurance, pt. 2
On July 8th I posted that I had taken profits and exited my stock and ETF positions. I exited when DOW was trading at approximately the 25,300 level. Yesterday at approximately DOW 24,600 I purchased the following ETF’s: $MDY, $SPY & $SSO. Last Friday (@ approximately DOW 25,000) I purchased $SPHB & $XLG. On purpose I […]Read More Markets…I’m Re-Entered & Long again
Folks, I wish I had a nice article to publish but unfortunately this one is unpleasant. It’s at the very top of everyone’s list of concerns. Frankly, I could retire right now if this wasn’t a lingering concern of mine. I’ll explain ACA (affordable care act? What a joke!) and hopefully I can clear some […]Read More Early Retirees & Health Insurance, pt. 1