Tech. FANG. Dow. Valuations. Bubbles. What You Need To Know About What is Really Going on with Wall Street.

Tech. FANG. Dow. Valuations. Bubbles. What You Need To Know About What is Really Going on with Wall Street.

On November 19, 2018, the NASDAQ Composite Index dropped 3.03%. (The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.6%.) Some of the Top 10 sell-off volume leaders were elite members of the coveted FANG*, where the most outstanding returns over the past few years have been. Today, Wall Street dropped again, this time losses were more concentrated in the Dow, with losses of over 2%. What’s going on, and, more importantly, what should you do about it? (more…)

Your Ticket To Passive Income: Global Property Investing

Your Ticket To Passive Income: Global Property Investing

This Is The Key To Real Financial Freedom

We had two agendas in Panama City last week.

First, we shared all the practical information, collective experience, and hard-won wisdom we were able to cram into our three days together with the specific objective of arming the crowd in the room with everything they need to know to be able to process, filter, consider, and vet a potential overseas property investment.

It has never made more sense to own real estate overseas than it does right now. The advantages in today’s world are compelling.

Real estate is a hard asset that can appreciate in value while earning cash flow.

That’s true of real estate anywhere. However, real estate in another country is also an investment in your lifestyle. (more…)

October Wipes Out 2018 Stock Market Gains.

October Wipes Out 2018 Stock Market Gains.

October Spooks Investors. A Tale of Bubbles, Speculation and Greed.
On October 24, 2018, stocks wiped out their gains for the year. The NASDAQ Composite Index dropped 4.4%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 608 points. What happened was a tale of …Bubbles, Speculation & Greed
The average P/E of the S&P500 Index from 1936 to today is about 17.18 (source: S&P Dow Jones Indices). The technology stocks that crashed on October 24, 2018 were all trading at a much higher price to earnings ratio than the average, and most were above 50. Growth stocks can certainly take a higher valuation based upon forward earnings potential. However, when the growth dries up, if valuations are too lofty, then you get rapid corrections such as we saw on Wednesday. In today’s world of high frequency trading and novice options traders and speculators, the correction in a few stocks can trigger a cascade in the larger marketplace. (more…)
9 Critical Issues To Consider Before Deciding To Live Overseas

9 Critical Issues To Consider Before Deciding To Live Overseas

The 9 Questions To Answer Before Launching A New Life In A New Country

The first and perhaps most important step you must take to make sure that you arrive where you want to be in your new life overseas is to understand what, really, you want your new life overseas to be.

What’s important to you? What are your priorities? Your agendas? Your preferences?

What are you not willing to give up from your current lifestyle… and what would make you miserable in your new one?

Your challenge, as you begin the process of deciding where to launch your live- or retire-overseas adventures, is to consider the world in the context of your personal circumstances and objectives. Then you can connect the dots between the world’s most interesting and appealing places to spend time… and your own situation. (more…)

How I Used My Writing Skills To Build My Own Business

How I Used My Writing Skills To Build My Own Business

I Was Almost Too Afraid To Get Out Of The Car

I sat across the street in my car staring at the door to building number 824. I was 21 years old.

If I didn’t go inside soon, I’d be late for the interview.

But the scene gave me pause. When I was a kid, this was one of Baltimore City’s no-go neighborhoods. In fact, though I’d spent all of my 21 years living in Baltimore, I’d never driven down East Baltimore Street before. (more…)

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