Someone Is Worried When CNBC Brings Out The Perma Bulls
Reflections on 2011 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter
4 Points from Warren Buffett's 2011 Letter to Shareholders
Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders gives us a great view of the overall economy from a man who has his finger in every pot and his letter to investors gives us a very good insight as to how things are going in the various sectors his operations cover. Most importantly, what I have learned in my own 40 years or reading Mr.
Did we seriously just spend $830Bn to give tax cuts to the rich when we’re already $15Tn in debt? When 20M Americans are officially out of work and another 30M have jobs where they can’t make ends meet? Did Obama and the Democratic "leadership" just fold like an empty suit and sell what’s left of their supporters down the river and in exchange for what?
How much money will you need for retirement? This a very difficult question to answer. There are many factors and assumptions that go into estimating the income that will be needed in retirement. However, one certainty is that if you only invest in fixed income instruments, you will need more than if your investments provide you a growing income.
At one time or another, we all have thought, ‘If only knew this when I was younger.’ I purchased my first dividend stock for income in 2003. Like many newly converted income investors, I was chasing yield. I quickly built a portfolio consisting of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and high yield, high risk stocks.
For many investors, there is no clear conviction as to how they should invest. Today’s investments are guided by what was read yesterday, and the popular media is constantly churning out new and different ideas. Granted, it makes for some “interesting” reads, but it certainty is no way to run a portfolio.
13 Dividend Stocks and 3 ETFs To Balance Your Asset Allocation
If you want to lower the risk of your income portfolio and position yourself to increase returns, you can not ignore asset allocation. Many dividend investors loaded up on banks and other high-yield financials, only to see their portfolios collapse along with the financial markets. So what can you do to protect your portfolio from stock and sector specific declines?