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93 Year Return History for Long-Term Corporate Bonds

93 Return History For Long-Term Corporate Bonds Source: Investment View, Thompsons Financial Investments are inherently risky. Investments will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Consideration should be given to the possible loss of part or all principal invested. No single investment strategy can ensure a profit or protect against a […]

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93 Year Return History for Common Stocks

93 Year Return History For Common Stocks Source: Investment View, Thompson Financial   Investments are inherently risky. Investments will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Consideration should be given to the possible loss of part or all principal invested. No single investment strategy can ensure a profit or protect against […]

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Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps

Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on March 15th, 2018   Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps Step #1 Emergency Fund Save $1,000 in an emergency fund ($500 if your annual income is under $20,000). Bad things happen to good people, so be ready.   Step #2 Debt Snowball […]

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Feelings Can Be Costly

Feelings Can Be Costly Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on March 7th, 2018 In volatile times, human nature can wreak havoc on the returns of investors. When investments under-perform for a short period, people tend to feel discouraged and uncertain, often deciding to take their losses or shift to a […]

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Bull Markets

Bull Markets Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on February 16th, 2018 27 Bull Markets this Century   What signals the beginning of a Bull Market?  When markets rise 19% above the market lows; that is the threshold from which advances have then risen 93% of the time to over +29%. […]

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Rule of 72

Rule of 72 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on November 18th, 2014 How long does it take to double your money? It depends on the growth rate. The Rule of 72 is a simple math formula to determine the number of years it would take for a sum of money […]

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Bond Ladder

Bond Ladder Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on November 18th, 2014 A Time-Tested Investment Strategy Geared For Increased Predictability, Control and Performance.     How A Bond Ladder Works   A bond ladder is a strategy for managing fixed-income investments, such as certificate of deposits (CDs, U.S. Treasury notes and […]

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Bond Prices Explained

Bond Prices Explained Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on November 18th, 2014 Bonds offer income and preservation of value on maturity. Between when a bond is issued and when the bond matures the market value of that bond will fluctuate daily. Why? Because interest rates fluctuate every day. An easy way […]

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