Month: January 2018

What’s In Your IRA?

Pardon me for paraphrasing a catch phrase from a ubiquitously marketed credit card.  But were you aware that you actually have a lot of flexibility in terms of the investments you can choose to put into an IRA?  Besides stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs, you can invest in real estate, gold bullion, and in…
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What Did You Expect?

I was speaking with my friend Lisa the other day.  She was upset that she had not gotten a better return on her investments in 2017.  “Apple [stock] was up over 40%,” she complained, “but I only got 13%.”  Ironically, this was the very same person who was panicking in 2009 about the 25% loss…
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The Fourth Bitcoin Myth

As a follow up to my post a couple of weeks ago on the three biggest Bitcoin myths (see https://www.cognizantwealth.com/2017/12/15/the-three-biggest-bitcoin-myths/), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just warned investors about one more risk of which they need to be cognizant. Myth #4: Investing in Bitcoins is safe. The SEC last week recommended that investors…
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