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I don’t know about you, but for me going to the circus has always been exciting. So, what makes going to a circus so thrilling anyway? Let me suggest to you that it is the emotional experience. We watch performers defy gravity and exert strength and agility that amazes us, swinging from rope-to-rope and balancing on impossible objects. Metaphorically speaking, the stock market has also been behaving circus like. Swinging up and down, hanging on every geopolitical event and... Continue reading
I’ve been asked by many clients and newsletter subscribers to provide an update to price targets of the PLAN since the book was published. So, I’ve created a table providing a good guideline for you to follow. The table illustrates each PLAN member’s performance from peak to trough during the last market correction. This is an update from the list on page 186 which shows the returns from January 4, 2007 to March 9, 2009. Using these figures, price targets can be approximated by a... Continue reading
The following library presentation was given to an enthusiastic group of attendees at three different locations in the GTA during the first quarter of 2018. The feedback I’ve received has been overwhelming considering many who had not yet read my book, were completely surprised by my candidness, passion and unconventional message.
I attempted to include a lot of content that was not from the book that supported my claims. The material that I did i... Continue reading
First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the participants who came out to see me and hear my message. You’ve validated what I’ve known all along, that there are many Canadians who are concerned about their future and want to learn how to provide financial security for themselves and their loved ones. I also want to thank the branch staff at Brentwood, Palmerston and Locke for all your help in making the events so successful. I’m so grateful to have met you all and I look forwar... Continue reading
The 5 Biggest Investment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
At one time or another we’re all guilty of making some pretty dumb moves, we call these learning experiences. But when it comes to avoiding investment mistakes that can potentially set you back years or even worse, you may want learn from others so you can save yourself the pain. So here are the top five, in no particular order. Additionally, avoiding the five biggest investment mistak... Continue reading
It has been frustrating watching the markets relentless advance. No, it has been extremely excruciating to watch what I can only describe as a market melt-up. It feels very similar to the technology bubble of the late 1990’s. The stock market is an incredibly efficient mechanism for humbling the most ardent pundit, myself included. But the market doesn’t care what I want, or for that matter, what any market participant wants. The market does what it wants.
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The Toronto Public Library presents:
Alan Dustin – Keynote and Q & A
Author of How to Profit from the Next Bull Market
For three informative evenings on proven and profitable ideas to ensure a secure retirement, eliminate debt, generate additional income, experience memorable vacations, fund an education or give to charity
Health and fitness experts tell us that any exercise is better than no exercise, but to achieve peak physical performance many athletes have adopted improved training methods. One such method is High Intensity Interval Training or H.I.I.T. Essentially, this is achieved by alternating your exercise routine between short periods of intense physical exertion followed by low level exercise or rest. Studies have proven that working out in this manner produces superior results compared with... Continue reading
Fear is nothing more than an emotional response to a stimulus. It can keep us out of harm’s way or it can keep us from reaching our most desired goals. It can be real or perceived, meaning that our mind reacts the same way to fear whether it is real or imagined. Fear comes in many disguises. Listed are some of the more common fears we develop that you may be able to identify with, they include: fear of heights, fear of the dark, fear of flying, fear of spiders, fear of failure, f... Continue reading
I was watching a program the other day and the host was asking a group of individuals if they felt like they were living the American Dream? Taking a page from our neighbours to the south I decided to find out how we in the north feel?
It is common to hear many describe their dream as, “Having the house with the white picket fence.” However, today some believe that making an impact or feeling that they’re contributing is just as important. ... Continue reading
Hurricane Andrew devastated Florida in 1992. Thirteen years later, in 2005, Katrina brought New Orleans to the brink. Sandy hit the Atlantic coast in 2012, and now Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida in 2017. So what can we learn from these catastrophic events? First, they are a mathematical certainty. Second, they are extremely dangerous and three, their risks can be managed. We’ve heard so much lately about the devastation caused by Harvey and Irma, according to me... Continue reading
The Phillips Curve is a model that illustrates the inverse relationship between unemployment and the rate of inflation. The premise is that as the unemployment rate decreases inflation pressures begin to emerge. So why should you care?
Note in the graph that as unemployment decreases, inflation increases and vice versa.
Because the U.S. economy has reached full employment (similar in Canada), y... Continue reading
If intelligence was the secret ingredient to making massive amounts of money, then every Ph.D. would be a multi-millionaire. Not surprisingly, that is simply not the case. If intelligence is not the answer, what is? That is the question I will attempt to answer in the following piece.
Many investors believe that the key to making riches in the stock market is based on logic and analysis. If that were true, then everyone with a cal... Continue reading
Since 1900, the S&P 500 has earned an annual compounded rate of return of 9.53%. Too bad we don’t live this long! So, the question on every investor’s mind is, “How do I make a lot of money in the stock market in the shortest time possible?” If you want to know how I’m doing it for my clients and personally, keep reading!
We’ve all seen the same ads and charts suggesting that if you start at 25, investing 2.14 every month for the next... Continue reading
When I began writing the book I was confident that the tools would be invaluable to many readers. I'm so happy that many book readers have agreed with me. You can get full access to all the tools by signing up at the bottom of the Homepage. Here is a picture of what one of the calculators looks like.
Passport – check, itinerary – check, sunscreen – check, bathing suit – check, reading material – check, medication – check, travel insurance – what? Due to the harsh climate of where we live, Canadians love to break up the winter doldrums with a couple of days of sun. So, anywhere between December and March we may find ourselves looking for some last minute deals to get away.
The internet has made it extremely easy to find warm destinations for th... Continue reading
Investors complicate matters when it comes to investing, but when you boil it all down we’re usually left with two simple goals. The first goal investors have is to provide for their families. The second goal is to save enough to retire comfortably. So if understanding investing is that easy, why do so many investors find these goals so difficult to achieve? The answer: They fail to think like rich people.
So what do rich people... Continue reading
Lately I have been reading a number of articles by industry experts and journalists espousing the virtues of the sixty-equity, forty-bond allocation. Their reasoning is that there is no alternative (TINA) to earning a good return on your hard earned capital. I know better, and it is more in line with their interests than yours. In 2017, it will have been 10 years since the beginning of the last financial crisis and for someone who is retired, or soon to be, this may be very dangerous a... Continue reading
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