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Don't Overlook Alternative Assets in Retirement Investment Planning

By: Art Of Saving Investments Views: 1349 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Art Of Saving

If you are interested in purchasing real estate, private stock or a private note for investment purposes, but don't think you have enough cash on hand consider the following. Rolling current retirement funds from an existing IRA for 401(k) account into a Self-Directed IRA to do this type of investing is penalty-free. The asking price is $400,000 but he only has $200,000 in his IRA. More

Dealing With Stock Market Corrections: Ten Do's and Don'ts

By: Steve Selengut Investments Views: 4647 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Steve Selengut

A correction is a beautiful thing, simply the flip side of a rally, big or small. Theoretically, even technically I'm told, corrections adjust equity prices to their actual value or "support levels". In reality, it's much easier than that. Prices go down because of speculator reactions to expectations of news, speculator reactions to actual news, and investor profit taking. 8. More

Imporant IRA Changes For 2006

By: Tuttle Wealth Management Investments Views: 935 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Tuttle Wealth Management

2006 is a little more than half way over but we have already seen some major changes in the IRA rules. This article will summarize two of these changes and what they mean to you.Income Limit for Roth IRA Conversion RepealedClients often ask me whether they should do a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. Roth IRAs grow tax free and money doesn’t have to be taken out during your lifetime. More

Year End Tax Strategies and Other Bad Investment Ideas

By: Steve Selengut Investments Views: 2001 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Steve Selengut

First thing Monday morning I'm going to march into my boss's office and demand a pay cut so that I'll be in a lower tax bracket next year. Of course that's ridiculous, but isn't it about the same as the financial community's "Conventional Wisdom" (CW) for year-end tax planning? What are their motivations, and what discipline thought up these strategies in the first place? More

Investment Scandals & Scams: What's Next!, Wrap Fee Investment Accounts

By: Steve Selengut Investments Views: 4231 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Steve Selengut

We humans are as creative on the "Dark Side" of commercial activity as we are in developing beneficial new products and services. In the face of huge financial benefits, however, some corporate executives can't resist taking an extra dessert even before their shareholders have finished dinner. So why did the State Insurance departments cave in to the Variable Product lobby? More

Investment Management Strategy: Seven Principles for Success

By: Steve Selengut Investments Views: 2283 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Steve Selengut

Many Investment Gurus, with a straight face and a gleam in their eye, will insist that successful investing is a function of expansive research, skillful market timing, and detailed technical analysis. Others emphasize fundamental information about companies, industries, and markets. The end result should be a near autopilot, long-term and increasing, retirement income. More