Tagged: stocks

Corruption and Investing in Emerging Markets

As a follow-up to the corruption in Argentina and their understated inflation numbers, I would just like relate a bit about how I personally view investing in emerging markets (at least for speculative purposes): I avoid them.  Outside of what a broad based index fund may hold, I make no special effort to put a penny of money into emerging markets. That includes not only stocks, but also (and especially) their bonds. Not only do you get the currency risk...

New Permanent Portfolio Book – Topics Covered

The new Permanent Portfolio book is scheduled for the first week of October and we’re very excited to be presenting this information. This portfolio has a track record of performance and safety. Since the early 1970s it has returned between 9-10% compound annual growth with the worst losing year around -5% in 1981: Permanent Portfolio Performance If you are looking for performance, stability and safety with your life savings, the Permanent Portfolio is a powerful tool. Some of the topics...

Canadian Stock Market – Only Real Returns Matter!

In a follow-up on a previous post about a Canadian Permanent Portfolio, over on the Diehards, Stryker writes: Just a little bit to add in regards to an earlier era in Canada. From 1963 to the end of 1983 the annual compound growth rate (not including dividends) of the TSE 300 was 6.5%. Unfortunately for the Canadian investor, inflation at 6.8% a year did even better. The above is not including the dividends apparently, but the problem still is there....