S&P Futures Trading Halt

Trading Halt Blows Investors Away On February 4th, 2015 I talked about how changes in market trends can rip your face off. Well, today is that smack in the face. Before the market opened to most retail investors, the E mini-futures were halted after falling over 130 points. The SEC created circuit breakers many years ago in an attempt to avoid calamity in the READ MORE

Stock Market Conditions are Choppy

Market Conditions In terms of gains and losses, the U.S. Equity Markets remain relatively stagnant for the year. If you fell asleep in January and woke up today you would not have missed much, yet you would have missed a lot.  The market is moving which is great but the activity has lead no where- READ MORE

Stock Market Trend Changes Can Rip Your Face Off

When stock market trends change, they happen in a hurry leaving mom and pop investors feeling like the town of Havasu would if the Hoover Dam broke. It was February of 2007 and John and Erica were sitting pretty for retirement.  Their house was paid off and their liquid investments were valued near $1,000,000.  The READ MORE

How to Invest For Retirement -Which Retiree Do You Want to Be?

WARNING: The following article provides hypothetical examples of investors just like you. If I had a dollar for each time a client asked me “How much money are you going to make me?” I wouldn’t be working right now.  The question of course, is not the right question for most investors.  Before you consider how much READ MORE

Investment Advice? Here’s 3 Investment Formations to Protect you From Scary Stock Markets-LIKE THIS ONE!

There are many ways to protect your stocks from an unpleasant surprise in the equity and bond markets.  Take this investment advice and LEARN the pros and cons of 3 investment strategies below before making any decisions about your retirement. http://youtu.be/1nggeHElBak 1.) Buy Insurance for your Portfolio When someone buys a house or a car it READ MORE

Should I Invest In Stocks? Consider These Three Issues Before you Decide!

Should I Invest in Stocks? Do you feel like you missed your chance to participate in one of the largest bull markets in history and have the urge to invest stocks?   Be careful because greed can be a powerful emotion….   Consider these three MAJOR reasons you might want to play defense with your retirement savings READ MORE

Good Stock Advice-Media General Stock

Media General Stock is on a tear.  Since it’s 2008 low of less than $1.50 per share, it like many stocks has taken an unthinkable ride.  I would argue that an investor who owned Media General as a large part of their portfolio pre crisis or someone who bought it post crisis experienced an investor’s READ MORE

Where Should I Rollover My 401k- Are Bonds Safe?

Retirement is near, your 401k is looking great from all those years of hard work and all you want is to draw a little interest off of your hard earned assets with as little risk as possible. So: Where should I Rollover my 401k and where should I invest for retirement? For many people, the READ MORE