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Argentina Economy

On 02/09/2013, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

Zero Hedge has a nice summary of the economic problems in Argentina.

A fantastic country to visit, but over the years Argentina has often been an economic disaster.

A few things to focus on in the Zero Hedge post. 

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That is the view of one of my favourite investment commentators, Marc Faber.

Of course, Marc Faber is known as “Dr. Doom” so I expect a pessimistic stance from him.

Mr. Faber describes why investor wealth destruction may lie ahead. 

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Are You Saving Too Much?

On 12/08/2011, in Financial Advisors, Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

I read an article entitled, “Are You Saving Too Much for Retirement?”

I think it is a good article to discuss. No, the article itself is not good. Far from it. Rather this type of article is good to discuss. A big difference. 

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Portfolio Diversification in Action

On 02/16/2011, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) had a nice article entitled How to Profit From Inflation.

In my post Investment Lessons From Inflation, I attempted to demonstrate how inflation related to some of the topics we have considered in this blog.

The WSJ article also provides real world examples on how portfolio diversification can protect against inflation.

We will now see how the concept of portfolio diversification applies to actual investing tactics. 

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A very good article in The Wall Street Journal, How to Profit From Inflation.

It provides advice on how to survive the looming inflation. For that alone, it is worth a read.

But the article also reinforces some of the topics we have discussed in this blog.

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Negative Yield Bonds

On 10/31/2010, in Fixed Income, by Jordan Wilson

This week, the U.S. government issued federal debt at a negative yield to maturity.

According to Reuters:

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday sold securities that fetched a negative yield for the first time, implying investors are willing to pay the government to own its debt.

A historic and interesting event. One worth briefly discussing.

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Systematic Risk

On 06/01/2010, in Investment Concepts, by Jordan Wilson

The complement of nonsystematic risk is systematic risk.

Systematic risks affect an entire market or a specific segment of that market.

Systematic risk factors are far reaching and impact all companies to some extent. These factors are not unique to the investment under consideration. They will harm a company regardless of how the company operates or manages its risks.

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