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All you need to know about the Trinity Study

You have probably heard of the 4% rule if you are interested in early retirement. This rule states that if you withdraw 4% of your portfolio every year, you can sustain your withdrawals for 30 years. But do you know where it comes from? If you have read a lot about it, you probably heard about the Trinity Study. This study is where it all started. But do you know what the Trinity Study is? Probably not. A lot of things people are saying about the Trinity Study are...

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Retiring early is simple but not easy

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) Many people are saying that I make FIRE and early retirement look too simple. And many people are falling into the trap of believing that retiring early is easy. I want to delve into that important subject. For me, retiring early is simple, there is no doubt. However, it is not easy! The difference is fundamental. And there are no secrets to getting to FIRE. You need to focus your efforts on that goal. And...

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PostFinance E-Trading Review 2021 – Pros and Cons

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) PostFinance is a well-known Swiss bank and broker. They are generally considered to be very affordable and very easy to use. If you want a Swiss broker, should you use PostFinance as a Swiss investor, especially as a passive investor? This is what we are going to find out in this in-depth review. In this article, we will see what PostFinance offers as a broker, how much it costs, and much more too. By the...

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Interview: Candid Coffee – Mid-Year Market Review

Last weekend, I joined Richard Rosso, CFP and Danny Ratliff, CFP to discuss the outlook for the markets for the rest of this year and take questions from our attendees. We cover a lot of ground from: The financial markets now and what to expect.  Valuations Inflation outlook. The dollar. Why Government actions are destroying the foundation of capitalism. Plus some interesting questions on  Why you shouldn’t put real estate in a tax-deferred account. Better ways to...

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Taper Is Coming: Got Bonds?

Taper Is Coming: Got Bonds? The solid economic recovery and easing of COVID restrictions lead us to believe a tapering of QE may not be far off. Further supporting our opinion, inflation has fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, and employment is improving rapidly. On top of that are whispers from within the Fed questioning financial stability given extreme asset valuations driven to some degree by excessive QE. Most importantly, various Fed members are starting to...

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Technically Speaking: Yardeni – The Market Will Soon Reach 4500

“The strong economic recovery will not get interrupted by inflation or a credit crunch, and the market will soon reach 4,500.” – Ed Yardeni via Advisor Perspectives After discussing BofA’s view of why the market could drop to 3800,  I thought it fair to discuss a more optimistic view. BofA’s view of a market correction was a function of the more exuberant “optimism” in the market. To wit: “This analysis is interesting, particularly when analysts are rushing to...

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Tax Deductions in Switzerland for 2021

(Disclosure: Some of the links below may be affiliate links) We all want to pay lower taxes! When you fill your tax declaration in Switzerland, it is important to take advantage of all possible tax deductions. Tax deductions allow you to reduce your taxable income. Since your taxable income will directly drive the amount of taxes you are going to pay, it is essential to reduce it when possible. So, in this article, I want to go into detail about all the possible tax...

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Technically Speaking: If Everyone Sees It, Is It Still A Bubble?

“If everyone sees it, is it still a bubble?” That was a great question I got over the weekend. As a “contrarian” investor, it is usually when “everyone” is talking about an event; it doesn’t happen. As Mark Hulbert noted recently, “everyone” is worrying about a “bubble” in the stock market. To wit: “To appreciate how widespread current concern about a bubble is, consider the accompanying chart of data from Google Trends. It plots the relative frequency of Google...

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#MacroView: Are Stocks Cheap, Or Just Another Rationalization?

Are stocks “cheap,” or is this just another bullish “rationalization.” Such was the suggestion by the consistently bullish Brian Wesbury of First Trust in a research note entitled “Yes, Stocks Are Cheap.” To wit: “The Fed remains highly accommodative, there are trillions of dollars of cash on the sidelines, vaccines have reached over 50% of Americans, and the economy is expanding rapidly. Some valuations have been stretched, but the market as a whole remains...

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All Inflation Is Transitory. The Fed Will Be Late Again.

In this issue of “All Inflation Is Transitory, The Fed WIll Be Late Again.“ Market Review And Update All Inflation Is Temporary The Fed Should Be Hiking Now Portfolio Positioning #MacroView: No. Bonds Aren’t Overvalued. Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha Catch Up On What You Missed Last Week   Market Review & Update Last week, we said: “The market is trading well into...

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