market crash Archive

  • I have received countless e-mails and phone calls from individuals who have been led astray by brokers, financial planners and others using buy-and-hold and dollar cost averaging. Stories abound of retirees having to go back to work just because someone told them that "the market can't go any lower" or "let's dollar cost average."

    Buy and Hold: How to Perpetuate Your Investment Losses

    I have received countless e-mails and phone calls from individuals who have been led astray by brokers, financial planners and others using buy-and-hold and dollar cost averaging. Stories abound of retirees having to go back to work just because someone told them that "the market can't go any lower" or "let's dollar cost average."

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  • A severe world economic slowdown will continue to drive increasing numbers of investors to assets that are not subject to failure or bankruptcy. Those assets that are no one else’s liability (gold and silver), will be desired all the more. Considering how little silver is available for investment, compared to gold, investment flows are likely to influence the price of silver more than gold.

    A Sure Thing?

    A severe world economic slowdown will continue to drive increasing numbers of investors to assets that are not subject to failure or bankruptcy. Those assets that are no one else’s liability (gold and silver), will be desired all the more. Considering how little silver is available for investment, compared to gold, investment flows are likely to influence the price of silver more than gold.

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  • It is a sad fact that fund managers are paid on the amount of money they are able to attract to their fund and not on how much they make for their investors. There is no performance incentive. If the SEC wanted to do something to protect investors they might set either a minimum salary or none at all for any fund manager that does not make a profit for his customers. Don’t hold your breath.

    Get Paid For Performance

    It is a sad fact that fund managers are paid on the amount of money they are able to attract to their fund and not on how much they make for their investors. There is no performance incentive. If the SEC wanted to do something to protect investors they might set either a minimum salary or none at all for any fund manager that does not make a profit for his customers. Don’t hold your breath.

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