Trends with Benefits

We believe two investment factors can offer prudent, effective approaches to thinking about and acting upon investments, trends and correlation. Trends We’re not talking about stock market trends. Instead, we favor using demographic and economic trends to help...

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Correlation Revisited

Ryan Litfin & Dale Creed Francis often use the word “non-correlated” to identify an important characteristic of investments. Some readers and Financial Fortitude radio show listeners might be unfamiliar with its meaning, or maybe they could use a quick refresher...

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Ring of Fire

Many investors overlook a critical distinction: Allocation versus diversification. The two aren’t the same. Broad allocation is what many mutual funds do by owning the securities of hundreds of issuers. Allocation addresses the “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”...

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It’s My Life

An interest rate anomaly threatens recession. Alarms sound because of tariffs and events reminiscent of the Cold War. Dark clouds clutter the horizon. Meanwhile, the mainstream media tell investors how to respond in uncertain times. Beware! Advice meant for the masses...

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Make The Call

AnnuityDiscovery.com Investors can buy an insurance policy on their investments. The policy can guarantee* a certain interest rate. Or, it can guarantee no loss of principal. Interest and growth are typically tax-deferred. For investors who want to participate in the...

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Lazy Luck

Ryan Litfin & Dale Creed Francis Deliver Message on Lazy Luck Boomers in their 60s approaching retirement could not have timed it better. For most of the last 10 years or so, broadly allocated stock portfolios gained value with little investor effort. We call that...

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