install vinyl siding soffit installation island lake vinyl siding cost siding calculator libertyville cement board siding .. Chicago Drug testing

The 1% Solution

You probably know the story of Sherlock Holmes and the 7% solution. He had a drug addiction. He needed the drug. He was able to control his addiction by taking the drug in a 7% concentration. Anyone with common sense knows you cannot survive on 7%. It is a slow death.

When you retire you are familiar that most brokers and financial planners recommend you go into nice safe bonds that pay about 7% annually. That 7% solution will barely keep you alive until you die. Isn't there a better solution?

Conventional wisdom states that you should become extremely conservative when you are old and retire so your funds will last you until you check out. Let me assure there is no such thing as a conservative investment. That is an oxymoron. Even nice safe bonds have a way of going down the toilet. Even municipal bonds. So far U.S. government bonds have stood the test of time. That is, if you can live off that little 7% income. There is a better solution. I like the 1% solution. No, not 1% annually, but 1% weekly. No I am not kidding. Personally, I only invest in mutual funds and my return is usually about 1% per week. It can be done.

Brokers and most financial planners ("experts") will have you in a diversified portfolio - stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, etc., that changes as you get older. I also believe in mutual funds, only no-load mutual funds. My diversity is in different types of funds, but only in funds that are in the top 1% or better of all funds. There are more than 8,000 mutual funds and I pick the ones that are the best performers for the past 12 months and I check monthly to see they remain there. If it doesn't, I sell it and buy one that is. You can check this by looking in Investor's Business Daily newspaper as they list the top 25 for the past 6 months and 12 months. Forget 3 years and 5 years. You pick yours from the top ten. If you will do this you will average just about 1% per week in any bull market.

Isn't it time you looked at the 1% solution for your finances?

Al Thomas' book, "If It Doesn't Go Up, Don't Buy It!" has helped thousands of people make money and keep their profits with his simple 2-step method. Read the first chapter at http://www.mutualfundmagic.com and discover why he's the man that Wall Street does not want you to know.

1-888-345-7870; al@mutualfundstrategy.com

In The News:

Struggling Stocks, Booming Commodities

04/28/2005NASDAQ dropped -12.5% year to date in 2005. S&P500 index... Read More

Dont Spend Another Dollar on Business Opportunities Until You Read This

With an insecure job market, overworked employees, insufficient retirement savings... Read More

What the Hell is a Stock option?

A 'stock option' is a contract between two parties giving... Read More

Managing Investing and Stock Market Risks

Reduce your investing and stock market risks by:Setting your sights... Read More

Invest In The Stock Market For The RIGHT Reason, Using The RIGHT Choices

Invest in the stock market for the RIGHT reason, using... Read More

Stock Market Insanity

Let's first define insanity. It is doing the same thing... Read More

Structured Settlement; Lawyers in NY and Mutual Funds

Minority Report the movie may not be far off if... Read More

Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks

I was recently interviewed for a press release through a... Read More

Low Tide

When you stand on the ocean shore and watch the... Read More

When?

When will the stock market stop going down and start... Read More

My Stock - Right or Wrong

We all know the expression, "My country, right or wrong",... Read More

Investment Capital Gains

Have you bought any mutual funds this year or late... Read More

Lemmings Are Gathering

Before they go over the cliff to their destruction these... Read More

Are You A Stockaholic?

Today's society gives special recognition to alcoholics, sexaholics, binge-aholics, shopaholics,... Read More

Trading For A Living

How many times have you said to yourself, "I'd like... Read More

Precision Money Management

This article describes the model of a natural relationship between... Read More

Protectionism

First let's see what protectionism is. According to Mr. Webster... Read More

I Love You, Warren Buffet

Sometime around 1980, can't remember exactly, there was a flight... Read More

Inertia

One of the basic laws of physics is that a... Read More

Dividend Paying Stocks

I would like to share with the reader an article... Read More

War Market

There is no question that the stock market is being... Read More

Size Counts!

What the heck am I talking about?It is often said... Read More

Good News?

As the man said, "I've got some good news and... Read More

Stock Market Investing Odds

The greatest stock market myth is the idea that investing... Read More

Learn to Calculate a Stock?s Pivot Point

Stocks breakout from properly formed bases everyday but many investors... Read More

led parking lot fixtures gas street lights Pete's produce ..
led parking lot fixtures gas street lights Pete's produce ..