Oh là là! Looking for Dividend Yield? Explore France

This is scary time to be investing in Europe. With the Greek debt crisis kicked down the road for another four months and with most of the Eurozone dangerously close to slipping into deflation, investors have been parking their cash […] Continue Reading…

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Though It Pains Me To Say It, Obama’s Recommendations For The Brokerage Industry Are Surprisingly Sensible

Prepare yourself, for the end of days must be nigh: I actually agree with President Obama on something regarding financial regulation.

Now, I say this fully understanding that the President, if he had his way, would probably round up everyone […] Continue Reading…

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Want to Build a Safe Income Portfolio? Don’t Chase Yield

If something looks too good to be true, you can bet that it is. And nowhere is this truer than in the world of income investing. As investors, we are drawn to high yields like moths to a flame. […] Continue Reading…

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Why Retirees Should Never Invest In Annuities

Let me start with a confession: I hate variable annuities.

Hate is a strong word, so let me rephrase: I despise them with an unholy passion.

To be fair, not all annuity reps are snake oil salesmen, and there can […] Continue Reading…

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The Apple Watch Will Be a Flop: Here’s Why Apple Doesn’t Care

Rumors broke last week that the high-end version of the Apple Watch—the Edition—would have an 18-karat-gold case and could cost $4,000 or more.  Some rumors have the sales price closer to $10,000, or about on par with an entry-level […] Continue Reading…

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