Lately, investors have been pouring money into gold (from ETF’s to bullion to coins) given the rise in prices and the fears about inflation. However, is gold really a good protection against inflation? Is there a better way to hedge inflation risk?
El Paso, TX, November 12, 2010. – Recognizing the importance of Social Security benefits as source of income for the majority of retirees, Lauterbach Financial Advisors has added Social Security planning to its client services.
While corporate bonds have had slightly better returns than Treasuries, it is important to consider all the historical evidence before adding them to your portfolio.
A number of public companies operate here in El Paso, Texas. Employees at those companies are often compensated with company stock. However, is keeping that stock a wise investment decision?
We would like to congratulate Berenice Perea, wife of Miguel Gomez, our Marketing Associate, for winning the Best of Show Award at the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit hosted by the International Museum of Art. Her piece is going to be purchased by the museum and will be part of its permanent collection.
In today’s weekly update, we present Larry Swedroe’s review of The Big Short, the controversial book by Michael Lewis that narrates some of the trickery that Wall Street did in the last few years that ultimately led to the the largest financial crisis since 1929. The book ranks #76 of the 100 top-selling books on Amazon as of October 29, 2010.
Book Review: The Big Short, from Larry Swedroe’s Wise Investing Blog.
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On today’s weekly update, we have two articles, one about investing, and the other about wisdom and life.
If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.
Diversification is Still Alive and Well, from Larry Swedroe’s Wise Investing blog.
After the market crash, many talking heads proclaimed the death of diversification. Further review shows that’s simply not the case.
Look Down from Space, from Simon Sinek.
Simon Sinek, author of “Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action” recalls a recent conversation he had with a couple of former astronauts and how changing your perspective can help you achieve peace of mind.
You can learn more about Simon at this page.
How do you know when you have enough? It’s a different answer for everyone, but not knowing can put your investments (and your peace of mind) in jeopardy.
Currently, rates in the fixed income market are very low. As of September 13, the yield on the five-year Treasury note was close to 1.5 percent. In a low-rate environment in particular, it is critical to understand the differences between and the concepts of coupon rate, yield and expected return on fixed income securities.
We believe that an educated investor is a better investor; and even with a well designed financial plan, investors are constantly receiving mixed messages from numerous places. With that in mind, starting today we’ll publish weekly updates with articles from various sources to help you make more informed investment decisions and to ignore the noise that surrounds the investment world.