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For investors, a brutal week ended Friday with prices plunging for stocks and commodities. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 531 to 16,460, a 3.12 percent drop.
Oil's tumble was especially notable. For a while, West Texas crude was trading below $40 a barrel — the first time that happened since March 2009. It finished at $40.45, marking an eight-week stretch of price declines — the longest losing streak since 1986.
Want to play it safe and just earn interest on your savings? Sorry. The yield on a 10-year Treasury note also fell, down to just 2.05 percent, the lowest level since April.
So what's an investor supposed to do?
Experts are mixed about the outlook. Some say not to worry too much: This downturn was an inevitable "correction," following one of the longest bull runs in U.S. history.
For example, the S&P 500 index of stocks has risen five out of the past six years. On Friday, it fell 3.19 percent to 1,971. But that's just a hair below where it was last year at this time. So if you have been invested for six years, you're still ahead of the game.
From this viewpoint, the August rout is just part of the typical "sawtooth" pattern that characterizes the stock market. Prices can zigzag up and down, up and down. Over time, you make money because you are patient, and assume the "down" zigs are smaller than the "up" zags.Instead of fretting, investors should be looking for opportunities to buy shares at low prices before they resume their climb.
Maybe this stock plunge signals something much worse than a simple correction. Maybe prices are plunging because a new global recession is taking hold, making any rebound impossible for a long time.
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Kevin Guz of HomeVestors-Dallas discusses the reasons behind - and the remedies for - part-time real estate investors who quit this endeavor.
Special Guest: Jamie Lawrence, Editor, HRZone.com
Effective engagement requires both an individual and collective focus but it seems that many companies focus on engaging the individual rather than thinking about the collective units – teams. The basic unit at work is the team, with a line manager at the helm, and there’s an argument that human beings as social creatures require high levels of engagement with their social working environment as a pre-requisite to individual engagement. Is it a chicken or egg scenario? Should companies be focusing on both from different, or similar, angles? Either way, as more research looks at group effectiveness and inclusiveness at work, there’s doubt we need to focus more on engaging the collective as well as the individual.
Jamie Lawrence is editor of global online HR publication and community HRZone.com He regularly speaks to audiences of 250+ and has interviewed key HR industry names, including Daniel H. Pink. Jamie has worked previously as a small business journalist and a copywriter and has published non-fiction that reached #2 in the NYT Children’s Bestseller List. Jamie is committed to driving forward the HR agenda through HRZone.com and making sure that HR Directors have the knowledge and insight necessary to ensure HR has influence across the whole organisation.
Host: Jo Moffatt
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Kevin Guz of HomeVestors-Dallas discuss how part-time real estate investors can create their own full-time benefits.
Iran is exporting oil again and natural gas surpasses coal for the first time. What should long term investors do to profit?
Dara Albright is an industry leader and expert in crowdfinance movement. She has spearheaded initiatives to educate, inform, and create a community of collaborators with her renowned conferences and webinars. Dara is admired and respected by the some of the most prominent figures in the financial industry and legislature as she provides fertile environments for them to come together to understand the uniques challenges and tangible concerns of the prime stake holders within this new financial landscape- the investors and the entrepreneurs. She joins Karen Rands' Compassionate Capitalist radio show to share insights into the current state of the crowd finance industry and the terrific opporutnity that the new regulations provide for investors and entrepreneurs alike for Economic Democracy. Dara's FinFair and LendIt conferences are the 'must attend' events for industry insiders.
We are in a unique time in American history. For the first time, investors and entrepreneurs are experiencing "Disintermdiation" - the attempt to do away with the intermediary entities between two primary market forces to eliminate the middle man.
Tune in to learn about the unique opportunity and risk available to investors to gain access to this dynamic asset class - private equity and entrepreneurs to raise capital directly from qualified investors in the public marketplace through Reg D 506c and Reg A+.
To learn more about Dara Albright and research this topic further, please visit http://daraalbright.com.
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Sharing ideas about retirement planning through payroll deductions and various IRA financial instruments and there respective tax benefits
Four elements could be found defining social life in most societies: Moral rules were handed down by the God(s) and were inviolate. The most powerful of the God(s) were male. Human beings lived in tribes and loyalty to the tribe superceded loyalty to the individual. The controlling individuals within the tribe were mostly male and the most admired males were those who had proved themselves as warriors. The role of women was defined by their ability to procreate and and support and obey the warrior class. The pushback against the anarchy of modernity involved recreating tribal lives that operated by those moral rules that had been historically forged in humanity's struggle to survvive and exist as evolutionary imperatives.
We are pleased that Dr. Richard M. Ebeling, the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina has agreed to be our guest. Dr. Ebeling is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics. His most recent book, Monetary Central Planning and the State will be published in November 2015 by the Future of Freedom Foundation in eBook format.
He writes a regular column on political and economic policy issues on the news and commentary website, EpicTimes.
Dr. Ebeling is also the co-editor of When We Are Free, an anthology of essays devoted to the moral, political, and economic principles of the free society, and co-author of the five-volume, In Defense of Capitalism.
Prior to his appointment at The Citadel, Dr. Ebeling was professor of economics at Northwood University. He served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education, was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, and served as the vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation.
In 1990-1991, Richard Ebeling frequently travelled to the former Soviet Union consulting with the government of Lithuania and with members of the Russian Parliament and the city of Moscow on the subject of free markets.
He lives with his wife, Anna, and their royal standard poodle, “Fritzie".
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Kevin Guz of HomeVestors-Dallas discusses ways for part-time residential real estate investors to evolve and follow their respective interests.
Brain Injury Radio Network does not only apply to survivors of brain injuries. Caregivers, family members, loved ones, medical professionals, advocates who want to make changes happen for survivors and the generally public who want to learn how to help others in need.
Who decides when outpatient care is no longer needed, how an individual can not get any better, or when limitations run out? Many insurance companies cut off care for outpatient care after a limited amount of time.
There are many struggles that occur for anyone involved in the financial side of occurance after a brain injury. Unless there is a substantial lawsuit which takes place after, the largest battle aside from the recovery process is how are needs going to be met. For caregivers, when your life is put on hold to now cover the expenses for someone else aside from trying to take care of yourself or children in a family, now you may have an adult who can not manage these tasks on their own any longer. Unfortunately, home health aides are not in any position to take care of these personal needs. Who represents the injured?
For a survivor, are handling financial tasks too much? Has your cognitive development had an impact on stress, money, relationships they can now trust in their lives and how things will be taken care of? What happens if an individual hasn't been so blessed to finally get approved for SSDI? Who represents the survivors after family has given up their relationships with the survivors? When disability insurance only covers 80% of medical costs (if any) how does a disabled individual know how to get supplemental insurance? How much does the brain injury community know where to go and who to talk to in each state or even locally in their area?
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Phyllis King, also known as the Common Sense Psychic(TM) has coached tens of thousands of people in 20 different countries. She is known for her practical and down to earth approach. She has been featured on CBS and NBC TV, radio programs across the country, and has been published in over 70 print and online publications. She has authored four books, including Bouncing Back, Thriving in Changing Times, with Dr. Wayne Dyer. Her latest book ,The Energy of Abundance, Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom to Achieve Anything in Life is available in bookstores now. Phyllis holds a B.A. in Sociology.
Phyllis offers a full range of personal, professional and spiritual support. From intuitive readings to individual and corporate Coaching, to personal training programs. The Founder of the King Mastery Institute she trains and certifies others to become Life Coaches, Professional Mentors and Service Professionals. She helps individuals and business professionals expand their leadership skills, increase their income, and improve their level of personal satisfaction.
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