Market Strategy – Holdings, Targets, Tactics July 10-12, 2015

Market Strategy Update – Video Outline

Here is a quick market update on what I am looking at, considering and strategizing on.

Please share your comments and feedback please!

Key Topics

I cover the down gap in the S&P index last week (which was subsequently filled this week on low volume). I also point out some strategic targets.

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Financial Planning for Young People – What Exactly Does That Mean?

What is financial planning for young people?

Is it finding the best investments? Is it dealing with a generationally low interest rate environment? Is it overpaying for a crappy house?

Much of the mainstream media equates financial planning for young people with choosing the right website. There are numerous investment websites to choose from now.

Should you focus then on finding the right investment website?

But I argue that is not what you should focus on. You should be thinking about comprehensive financial planning. Investment allocation should be third or fourth. Not first. Why? Watch my video for more:

cc’ed on my corporate site

4 Ways to Prepare for the Next Market Crash

Are you Prepared?

it seems to be a regular cycle for many of us to see a market crash every 5-6 years with some Federal Reserve induced stock rallies in between. We had a run up in the 90s with cheap margin debt (the Fed’s purview) and bailouts of people that should’ve been financially punished (LTCM),  helped by a hot ‘n bothered investor class going ga ga over tech stocks.

Then we had a huge crash. Then the Fed inflated a housing bubble with 1% interest rates and no regulation of the mortgage industry, to pump up the economy and people went ga ga over flipping houses then that crashed.

Today, It’s More of the Same – Recipe for a Crash

Now we have had the Fed keeping interest rates at 0% for 6 years, and printing 3.6 trillion dollars to keep mortgage rates low and companies and governments issuings gobs of cheap debt to spend more money indiscriminately or to buy back inflated company stock. The debt bubble may be a big part of the next market crash as Puerto Rico and Greece teach the world that “NO you don’t have to pay back that debt,” which sends shudders to  G7 central bankers and governments. How will this end? Who knows, but don’t you want to be prepared?

How can you prepare for the next big boom? Check out my article “4 Ways to Prepare for Next Market Crash” from my LinkedIn blogroll:

4 Ways to Prepare for the Next Market Crash

Charting the Next Market Crash

When is there risk of a market crash?


How to Perfect Your Presentation

How to Perfect Your Presentation

Header image courtesy of Tobias Toft

Great quickie via Guy Kawasaki on how to perfect your presentation skills:

Getting Better Helps you Serve Others Better

Preparation beforehand makes you confident!

Lets get better so we can serve more people in what we do. If you have something good to offer, and you have trouble communicating that (I can use work on this), then get better at your presentation skills!
By the way, I just started reading by The Service Driven Life by Donald Clinebell via a recommendation from Leslie Bianco at In the Company of Prayer. It’s starting off right – just another idea to help you along. I’ll let you know how the reading goes when I finish it.
Good luck and share your thoughts!

Weekly Update June 29, 2015

I think this is my best video production yet (still not anywhere where I’d like to be but I am happy with it). Please watch and share comments and thoughts ok?