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Tactical Permanent Portfolio Outshines During Market Downturn - Seeking Alpha

Tactical Permanent Portfolio Outshines During Market Downturn - Seeking Alpha | Retirement Investing and Personal Finance | Scoop.it

Permanent portfolios were first introduced by Harry Browne in his Fail-Safe Investing book. We have written several articles on this subject. In our previous article, we introduced an ETF permanent portfolio that is based on ETFs to mimic the Permanent Portfolio mutual fund PRPFX's holdings: GLD, SLV, FXF, IGE, IYR, VTI, LQD, SHY and IEF.

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MyPlanIQ: 5 Steps to Take When Your Company's Pension Is Underfunded

As economy slows and the stock markets are becoming more and more hostile, many workers are getting more unpleasant news from their retirement pension programs. A recent Bloomberg article Company Pension Underfunding Jumps 38% to $351 Billion as Economy Slows reported The gap between the assets of the 100 largest company pensions and their projected liabilities has widened.

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The 2011 Correction: Another Bad Turn for Boomers

The 2011 Correction: Another Bad Turn for Boomers | Retirement Investing and Personal Finance | Scoop.it
Investors in their 50s and 60s, still recovering from the 2008 crash, are taking it on the chin again.
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10 High Quality U.S. Stocks From GMO - Seeking Alpha

10 High Quality U.S. Stocks From GMO - Seeking Alpha | Retirement Investing and Personal Finance | Scoop.it

GMO is well known for its seven-year asset class performance forecast. Even before the financial crisis, the firm emphasized quality stocks. Since the recovery, it's put even more weight on quality U.S. stocks while being very cautious on other asset classes, even on emerging market stocks that it used to be more optimistic about. Given what is unfolding right now in the market, GMO's emphasis on high quality U.S. stocks would serve its funds well.

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Richard Koo: The Ratings Agencies May Destroy The Global Economy Once Again

Richard Koo: The Ratings Agencies May Destroy The Global Economy Once Again | Retirement Investing and Personal Finance | Scoop.it

What S&P wants will lead America into depression.

 

Richard Koo pointed out that our economy is through so called balance sheet recession or household deleveraging.

 

What Obama did wrong was not the spending or stimulus, what his administration did wrong is that they did not spend the money in the right place: we missed a golden opportunity to inspire Americans to overcome this difficult period by develeraging while government should invest in infrastructures, educations, R&Ds and small businesses. Instead, Obama handed tax payers' money to bankers.

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