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A Satisfying Retirement on a Limited Budget by Bob Lowry

A Satisfying Retirement on a Limited Budget by Bob Lowry

It is easier to lead a satisfying retirement if you have few financial worries. While money certainly doesn’t buy happiness, few would argue that your options for living how and where you choose are more likely to happen the fatter your investment portfolio. 1,069 more words

Quality Of Life

Rates are rising! Buy bonds?

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates in December and they might do it again in 2016.  When interest rates rise bond prices fall.   The relationship is like a see-saw in a park when one side is up the other side is down.  392 more words

ECB’s minutes reveal concerns over Eurozone bonds scarcity

The minutes of the ECB’s December meeting, published yesterday, revealed that the increasing scarcity of high quality government bonds such as German bunds, was at the centre of the two main decisions taken by the Governing Council. 382 more words

Fixed Income

Muthoot Finance NCD – Attractive Fixed Income Opportunity

Several retail investors are disappointed and flummoxed after the recent steep fall in interest rates of  Bank Fixed Deposits post demonetization. With bank FD rates being reduced to 5-7%, the post tax returns of those falling in higher tax brackets may miserably fail to beat inflation. 770 more words

Year Ahead 2017

Where are we in the business cycle?

(1) Year 2016 in review

Without any doubt the previous twelve months were the year of surprises from many perspectives. 1,026 more words

Assessing Asset Allocation

At some point, anybody with an investment portfolio such as an IRA or 401K has seen a pie chart showing how much equity, fixed income, cash, and maybe alternative investments they have in their portfolio. 422 more words