Owning longer duration bond funds in the current environment is dangerous. History confirms this. In this Letter, I explain an important element of my current strategy for navigating the bond market.
This educational Letter helps investors understand the basics of bonds and places extra focus on explaining why bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.
Seeking Alpha interviewed me a few weeks ago about industrial metals. In this True Vine Letter I share an excerpt and a link to the full interview.
This week I launched a subscription service on the Seeking Alpha Marketplace called Industrial Minefinder. This service will focus on providing do-it-yourself individual investors, professional investors, and institutional investors with exceptional investment opportunities from within the industrial mining sector.
In this True Vine Letter, I provide an overview of Social Security Retirement Benefits. This Letter is designed to provide the informed reader with a refresher and the uniformed reader with a general understanding of how the system works so that they can start thinking properly about their benefit(s), if applicable.
This Letter is an extract from my book, The Truth On Investing: From the Darkness of the Crowd to the Light. It includes the first part of chapter 5—Investing with God.
The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit is a nice incentive for saving for retirement for those who qualify.
The Qualified Charitable Distribution presents a unique tax saving strategy that many retired and charitably-inclined Americans can take advantage of.
This Letter is the product of years of Bible study, economic and monetary reading, observation, and thoughtful reflection with the Holy Spirit. The implementation of True Biblical Money has the power to bring positive, fundamental change to the economic basis of a society. If nothing else, I hope that it is properly understood by economically minded representatives of Christ around the world so that God’s standard for money can at least be adequately put on display.
All assets in retirement plans must eventually be distributed to their owners or their beneficiaries (if they are deceased). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has structured the IRA rules so the advantages of tax deferral do not last forever. In this Letter we will look at “Required Minimum Distributions” (RMDs)—the amount that must be distributed each year for certain IRA owners.