With years of strong returns despite market fluctuations, you may wonder how Commercial Mortgage Bridge Loan mortgage notes are able to achieve such fantastic yields. The answer is simple: we capitalize on our network of experts across the country. In many real estate purchases, parties look solely at appraised values. Commercial Mortgage Bridge Loans create […]
The general rule of thumb in managing your portfolio is the younger you are, the further out on the risk curve you can go. The rationale for this is if your portfolio doesn’t work out the way you’d hoped, you still have sufficient years ahead to recoup your market losses. The older you are, so […]
Standard & Poor’s downgraded the U.K. by two notches to AA on Monday, the latest fallout from last week’s shocking U.K. referendum to leave the European Union. S&P warned that Brexit will “weaken the predictability, stability and effectiveness” of British policymaking. The ratings firm said Brexit may also lead to a “deterioration” of the British […]
Stocks around the world sold off on Thursday, while the U.S. dollar gained, pressuring oil prices, as increased expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in the near term rippled through financial markets. Investors were adjusting to the minutes of the Fed April meeting, released on Wednesday, in which the U.S. central bank […]
I hear people refer to the 4% rule for withdrawals in retirement, but I don’t know how you actually follow it. Do you just withdraw 4% of your nest egg’s value and increase that amount by inflation each year? What if the market drops and your nest egg’s value falls? I’m confused. –B. A., South […]
A Donald Trump presidency poses a top-10 risk event that could disrupt the world economy, lead to political chaos in the U.S. and heighten security risks for the United States, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. Electing Trump could also start a trade war, hurt trade with Mexico and be a godsend to terrorist recruiters […]
WITH stockmarkets tumbling and the oil price below $30, some economists are once again worrying about global deflationary pressure. Low inflation can be toxic for economies when interest rates are also low (see a previous Explains). One warning light that is flashing red in America is market expectations of inflation, which have plummeted to lows […]
The Retirement Gamble raises troubling questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our retirement savings.
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