Tag Archives: Economic growth

The Impact of “Sequence of Returns”

How does the sequence of returns impact the sustainability of my retirement portfolio over time? By Nick Stonnington The entire time you work and save for your retirement, say, 30 years, there will be multiple bull markets, multiple recessions and … Continue reading

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“Bazooka Style” Economic Interventions – How Should I invest in the U.S. and Abroad ?

First, some background: Toward the end of 2008, to further stimulate the U.S. economy after the discount rate was lowered to near 0 percent, the Federal Reserve (the Fed) started buying debt in the open market, a policy known as … Continue reading

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Is ‘American exceptionalism’ still good for my business and investments?

“American exceptionalism” is the idea that the U.S. is qualitatively different than other nations. Scottish historian Richard Rose put it this way: “America marches to a different drummer. Its uniqueness is explained by any or all of a variety of … Continue reading

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Voodoo Economics

Disrupting Mom and Pop What happens if growth stops?  Sometimes growth is not required for prosperity or for a good life.  A husband and wife operating a grocery store might still make a sufficient living without growing the store, opening … Continue reading

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