Inflation, Interest Rates, Capital Losses and Thanksgiving

Some of our clients will notice that we have sold some of their bond positions in their IRA accounts. This is in anticipation that inflation, and interest rates will likely be increasing some during the next several years. Also, some of our clients will notice that we have sold some of their positions in taxable accounts. This is to realize certain capital… Read more →

Third Quarter 2016: Another Good Quarter

Our asset management clients all experienced investment gains during the 3rd quarter, the average being +3.62%. In all cases, we have maintained a substantial portion of the portfolios in low risk investment classes, like TIPS, short duration bonds and cash, because we continue to fear a substantial downturn, even as we have enjoyed a good year so far. The average return… Read more →

Safer Cars and Less Safe Pensions.

First a bit about safer cars. If you have read my blog posts you know that I expect transportation to change dramatically during the next 5 to10 years. I expect costs to be substantially reduced. I have mentioned the Uber effect. I have mentioned my niece in Chicago who uses Uber to get around town. I was with her recently, and she… Read more →