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Surprise! 2013 was a Great Year for the Market.
Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Certainly, from a financial market perspective, you could not have asked for much more if you owned stocks or real estate. Last year added 25 percent to the S&P 500 and 12 percent to the average price of a home in America. If you had exposure to those markets, you had a good year by any measure. On the other hand, if you had exposure to bonds of any kind or gold, you took a bit of a hit. The big question that I think you need to be asking yourself as we enter 2014 is. . . (read the entire article here at http://www.brianbritt.com/happy-days-are-here-stay/).
The jump in the stock market might indicate that we are in very, very dangerous times and why you may not want to ignore that feeling in your gut telling you that this is a bubble market. I can only give you my opinion on these things because no one really knows how this will turn out. Even Ben Bernanke has no idea. Never in the history of the world has this much money been thrown at an economy... (to continue reading go to http://www.brianbritt.com/bubble-bubble-toil-and-trouble/)
What have you done different in the way your investments are structured compared to 2008? If your answer is, ďnot much,Ē you are pretty much guaranteed to get the same kind of results you got back in 2008 when the next crash happens. You know itís coming. Find more about getting your emergency plan together visit http://www.brianbritt.com/what-would-einstein-say-about-your-investment-portfolio/
Over the last 13 years weíve witnessed two major stock market crashes, the tech bubble and the great crash that began the Great Recession. For illustration purposes, letís assume that you lost 50 percent of your investment. To make back what you lost, the market would have to go back up 50 percent, right? Wrong. In reality, to recover the 50 percent loss, you would have to make a 100 percent positive return just to get back to even. A 7 percent a year net return would take you a decade. Now in a perfect world we would all choose to participate only when the market is rising and not when itís falling, effectively winning by not losing. So is it possible to do that? Click here to read the entire article at http://www.brianbritt.com/4-things-make-up-the-perfect-investment-do-you-know-what-they-are/
Even the wealthiest individuals still have poignant memories of the huge losses incurred by the great crash of 2008 and the tech crash of 2000 and maybe even back in 1987. Barely anyone on the planet saw those events coming until they happened. The key to your success as an investor is NOT about predicting the future and being right. Itís about being prepared for whatever happens and winning by not losing. Start by asking yourself these four important questions.... Click here to read the entire article on http://www.brianbritt.com/start-financial-strategy-workshop-4-questions/.
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