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3 Dividend Stocks to Own In Retirement

3 Dividend Stocks to Own In Retirement

By in Guest Post, Inflation, Investing, Retirement, Stocks | 1 comment

Guest Contributor; Gaurav Sharma 3 Top Dividend Stocks for Retirement If there is and one priority for a retiree investor, it is income.  This can be achieved by owning the best dividend stocks within your investment portfolio.  Dividend stock investing actually has two potential benefits: An opportunity for capital appreciation. A steady or increasing cash flow. A dividend stock investor deploys capital into companies with juicy dividend payments. Depending upon when the dividends are paid, you earn regular cash payments deposited into your brokerage account. After purchasing the stock, there’s no additional work, making dividend investing perfect for retirees....

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What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

By in Advanced Investing, Economics, Inflation, Investing | 4 comments

I’ve enjoyed economics ever since I majored in the field at University. During the last century, I’ve seen rampant inflation – too much money chasing too few goods – leading to exploding prices. I’ve also lived through the recent low inflation rates and the brush with stagflation and deflation. So, what’s up with reflation, the reflation trade and the Trump reflation trade? It’s all over the news, but reflation isn’t as clear cut as the inflation, stagflation or deflation themes. What is Reflation? Reflation has a technical definition, just like inflation. The meaning of reflation describes a governmental fiscal...

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How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 23 comments

 When is Inflation Coming?  “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” Ronald Reagan It’s been more than 6 years since I wrote this original article, and inflation is just recently beginning to pick up. Inflation still hasn’t topped two percent. Is it possible that inflation will remain low indefinitely?  Or does it mean that I stink at predicting the future? Likely, I am not great at predicting the future. Yet, one of the reasons for the low recent inflation rates is vanishing. Inflation rates are correlated with...

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Should You Be Worried About Secular Stagnation? Larry Summers Is

Should You Be Worried About Secular Stagnation? Larry Summers Is

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Larry Summers is Worried About the Economy-Should You Be Worried Too? As we approach the mid-point of 2016 there’s abundant conversation about the state of the economy. The optimists look at the low unemployment rate and claim that the country is moving in the right direction. The pessimists focus on the anemic economic growth and stagnating wages. And Larry Summers claims that secular stagnation is upon us. Bonus; Robert Reich Bashes the New Sharing Economy>>> What is Secular Stagnation? “The concept of secular stagnation was first put forward by the economist Alvin Hansen in the 1930s. The economies of...

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Get Rid of Money Stress with Free Text

Get Rid of Money Stress with Free Text

By in Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Bond, Budget, Debt, Inflation, Insurance, Investing, Mind and Money, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Retirement, Saving, Stocks, Tips | 0 comments

You Can Live Without Money Stress Click here to get FREE investing book. It will reduce money stress + build wealth A recent Amercian Psychological Association Survey found that Money is the leading stressor for Americans. In spite of the finding that overall stress in the U.S. is at a seven year low and average stress levels are falling, money stress continues to distress us. Click here to get this FREE investing guide to build a 6-7 figure retirement fund (even if you’re over 40) You’d think financial worries were worst during bad economic times. Yet, since this survey...

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How to Handle Inflation-Tips and Strategies

How to Handle Inflation-Tips and Strategies

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 16 comments

If inflation is so low, then why are my bills and household expenses skyrocketing? The news is filled with information about the low inflation rate. In fact, the Federal Reserve officials would like the target inflation rate to go up a bit. But there’s some sort of disconnect here. Why are my phone, cable, gas and electric, and grocery store expenses higher than ever if inflation is so low?  Maybe this WSJ.com article by Kathleen Madigan, “Inflation is Low, but U.S Consumers Feel a Pinch” has the answer. Apparently, in spite of the fact that the overall inflation rate...

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