By: Allen Ostrofe
Read articles by Rick Fisher that were published in The Union Newspaper
Last week, Bob and Myra, young physicians from Sacramento, called about recent U.S. markets’ performance. Various headline-seeking media pundits had again used the questionable words “jittery”, “uncertainty”, “risky”, and “crash” (heard last week in my gym class). Is it possible that there is a parallel between Lewis Carroll’s most famous nonsensical poem included in Through the Looking Glass, and current media hyperinflammatory markets’ headlines?
Susan and Larry, dependent upon their investments for retirement income, called from their gated community in San Jose, California. They asked, “With the recent amount of volatility, shouldn’t we dramatically change our strategy, move to only bonds, or leave the stock markets entirely?”
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Last week, we received a call from Santa Rosa, from a widow who is feeling the holiday spirit. She is financially secure, will have significant capital gains this year, is worried about those in her community, and her immediate family. She had a sum of money in mind to help, and asked us for our 5 best ideas.
Most recently, in June, we had the British European Union Exit (BREXIT) vote that pushed their concerns over the edge and decided it was time to take action.
Burt and Alice both turn 70-1/2 this year. They knew they now had to start drawing from their 401(k)s and IRAs through something called a “Required Mandatory Distribution.”