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Bond Lemmings are Heading for the Cliff

“lemming [ˈlɛmɪŋ]
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) any of various volelike rodents of the genus Lemmus and related genera, of northern and arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America: family Cricetidae. The Scandinavian variety, Lemmus lemmus, migrates periodically when its population reaches a peak
2. a member of any large group following an unthinking course towards mass destruction”

You Need Stocks, Not Bonds, To Rebuild Your Nest Egg

Of Course Your Retirement Funds Are Dented?
Three years ago stocks were it! The Dow was at an all time high. It was all about E-trading, hanging out in on-line chat rooms, stock tips at the water cooler, bragging about your winners. Everybody was feeling rich and thinking about early retirement. Not now! Perhaps you have had to postpone your retirement or totally rebuild your life. Maybe you did retire and now find you must return to work.

Information is All Around You, But Can You See It?

Recently, I was exchanging emails with the man who gave me my start as an investment analyst three decades ago. That firm Equity Research Associates, was a vibrant, sassy upstart that was known for first-rate, highly original, forward-thinking research. I learned from him that investment success is about figuring out what’s going to happen next not what happened last week or last month. Success demands that you figure out trends before they are well observed. There are huge rewards for being early to the party and gigantic penalties for being the last one to leave.

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