Category Archives: Why the Stock Market is Poor Investment for Retirement Funds

Boomer Stock Investors, Time to Sell!

My neighbor stopped by coming home from work last week and we started talking about the economy, investments and retirement.  She is 52 years young and fully invested in mutual funds.  That caught me by surprise.  I asked myself, do … Continue reading

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DJIA Adjusted for Inflation, Real Returns, Startling!

I’ve seen a graph of the DJIA perhaps a thousand times and it always looks the same, up (mostly) and to the right. But we all know a dollar today is worth a fraction of what it was in 1950 … Continue reading

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3 Macro Cycles Will Decimate Stock Returns in 2010’s, 20’s

I’m not an economist but I’ve learned in my 50+ years there is a cycle to just about everything. In my last blog I explained why we moved our retirement funds out of the market – because we didn’t have … Continue reading

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Why I Moved Our Retirement Funds Out of the Stock Market

I never paid much attention to the monthly statements for the 401K and IRA accounts. Then about 4 years ago I was unemployed, approaching another birthday and thinking the future. It took two long days to work through 20+ years … Continue reading

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Still Waiting For 10% Returns in The Stock Market – WAKE UP!

You’ve no doubt heard over and over the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has a compound long term growth rate of 10% per year. This is simply not true! On January 3, 1900, the DJIA closed at 68. November 28, … Continue reading

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