Quantitative Easing 2 (QE 2) Update and Analysis
On November 3, 2010 the US Fed (Federal Reserve) announced the policy of Quantitative Easing (QE) 2. The stated goal of the policy was to decrease interest rates in order to jump start the economy and reduce the US’s persistent unemployment rate of just under 10%. The major side effects of QE 2 are that it would devalue the US currency and make commodities more expensive since they are valued in US dollars. At the same it would make US manufactured goods cheaper for companies and customers outside the US which should lead to an increase in US exports, at the same time making imports more expensive thus decreasing imports.My Millionaire Mentor 2011 Review – Who Should You Believe?
My Millionaire Mentor 2011 is an internet marketing training course launching on 25th January 2011. This marketing course is the brainchild of the super successful entrepreneur and Internet marketer Michael Cheney. It is believed to help anyone who has so far under-achieved in their pursuit of online wealth and catapult them to success online. This article aims to separate the fact from fiction.Borrow Money Only For Long-Term Investment
You shall borrow the money only when you are going to invest it for long-term good returns. Borrowing money for the sake of short-term consumption is not at all advisable. You shall consider buying something that is affordable to you.What Is the Best Age to Start Investing?
This question is not asked, or answered enough these days. If you’re old enough to ask this question, my question in response would be ‘Why haven’t you started yet?’ Warren Buffett didn’t wait until he was a certain age before he started to invest, and he turned out to be the greatest accumulator of wealth in history. If you have the desire to invest, then learn what you need to learn – which is more of everything, I guarantee it – and then do it.Lessons You Can Learn From Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Series
By now you’ve probably heard about Robert Kiyosaki’s international bestselling ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’. Some people call it a book, some a novel, some a textbook – whatever you call it, and whatever your background, you can get something from it. You may have an MBA, or you may not even know what that is – and it really doesn’t matter, because Kiyosaki’s writing style really is for everyone.Pension Advice
There comes a time in everyone’s life when there should be serious consideration for getting pension advice that will ensure a good and secure future. With financial situations constantly changing and the number of people who are trying to adopt a smarter working style, it is the best time to think and plan for what may come ahead. With modern technology and the trend of living a healthier lifestyle, the chances of retiring earlier while living a longer and happier life is far better than before.Bob Proctor – A Review of the Life and Works of Bob Proctor: The Author of ‘You Were Born Rich’
Bob Proctor was born in 1935 in a family of humble folks as the middle child in Ontario, Canada. While growing up, he wasn’t what you would call an exceptional youth. Due to the wide-reaching depression during his growing up days, Bob wasn’t fascinated by studies. Consequently, he didn’t excel at studies and eventually dropped out after barely a handful of months in high school.World Financial Crisis – An Opportunity to Benefit From It
In every financial crisis there are people that suffer and some that benefit from it. It has always been like that and it will always be. It all depends on your attitude towards it and how you perceive the situation. If you see it as a victim you will probably be affected negatively by it, but if you see the opportunities you may well prosper from it.Learn Carry Trading To Your Profit
Carry in financial terms is the income from holding an asset (“positive carry”) or the cost of holding an asset (“negative carry”). For example, holding a bond with 10% coupon and financing it with a loan that only costs 3% can be seen as a positive carry trade. Because you are receiving 10% positive interest and paying only 3% in negative interest.The Way To Attract Riches
Everybody would like to be wealthy and affluent someday. However, only few of the many are successful in fulfilling their dreams to get rich.Bonds: Too Much of a Good Thing? Pt III
Bonds have become the vehicle of choice as nervous investors seek safety after a decade of poor stock returns. And, as more investors flock toward the same investments, those investments tend to become more risky. We raised the possibility that bonds could become the next bubble. Now we examine the question, “Do I have too much invested in bonds?”Bonds: Too Much of a Good Thing? Pt II
Over the past 40 years, U.S. Treasury bonds have outperformed the S&P 500 (a broad measure of large company U.S. stocks.) Bond prices have risen to levels not seen in 50 years. In last month’s article, we proposed that investors’ current love affair with bonds stems from a desire to avoid risky stocks in favor of the relative safety of bonds. Are bonds about to become the next bubble? Many people, including Warren Buffett, think they are.Bonds: Too Much of a Good Thing? Pt I
Since 2007 investors have become increasingly averse to risk. By some estimates, investors have sold over $200 billion worth of domestic stocks and purchased almost $600 billion of fixed income products during this period. When so many investors place their bets on the same thing, prices inevitably rise. Those buying bonds today may be taking on more risk than they realize.Estate Planning For The Next Generation (Canada Focused)
With unprecedented wealth poised to transfer to the next generation, the creators of that wealth are giving serious thought to how they want to build a strong, lasting legacy. Consider setting up a trust for efficient estate planning.Bonds: Too Much of a Good Thing? Part IV
Are we in a bond bubble or not? Proponents point to several factors: huge amounts of money poured into bonds since 2007, superior performance of bonds over stocks in the last 40 years and current historically low interest rates. In this fourth installment on bonds we’ll examine characteristics of previous asset bubbles, then draw our own conclusion.