After All the Volatility And All The Promise – All You Get Is A Measly 6.4%

12,463 13,264 Recognize those numbers? I know that some of you do. And those do should be fatally disappointed with them. Why? Because they represent the opening and closing Dow Jones Industrial Average numbers for 2007. 2007 opened at 12,463 2007 closed at 13,264 A whopping 801 point increase for the year. An increase of […]

Are You a "Half Empty" or "Half Full" Type of Person?

A friend of mine emailed me last week with an article that forecast more bad news. And he, I think tongue in cheek, suggested that I must be doing cartwheels because the bad news for the housing market was great news to me. That got me thinking again about the power of perspective. You see, a […]

Can You Afford to Lose Any MORE Ground?

This is the performance of your retirement account while you have been investing in the stock market over the last six months. Look familiar?    Take a closer look at the chart – over the last six months the market has been down – despite those huge peaks that you see. That means a negative ROI – […]