The Long View
The Long View
Nov 4, 2020
Tim Maurer: Personal Finance Is More Personal Than It Is Finance
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Our guest on the podcast today is financial advisor and author Tim Maurer, the director of advisor development for Buckingham Wealth Partners. He coauthored The Ultimate Financial Plan: Balancing Your Money and Your Life with Jim Stovall, and he also wrote Simple Money: A No-Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance. He's a member of the CNBC Financial Advisor Council and is also a regular contributor to CNBC, Forbes, and Time/Money. Maurer is a certified financial planner and a graduate of Towson University.

Tim Maurer's Background

Bio

The Ultimate Financial Plan: Balancing Your Money and Your Life

Simple Money: A No-Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance

Financial Life Planning

"What Is Financial Life Planning?" by Sheiresa Ngo, CheatSheet, May 31, 2015.

"Beyond Finances: Holistic Life Planning Trends Among Advisors," InvestmentNews, Jan. 23, 2020.

"How Should Retirees Deal With Crazy Markets When They Don't Have Time to Stay the Course?" by Tim Maurer, timmaurer.com, March 20, 2020.

"Reconsidering Your Life Because of the Pandemic? You're Not Alone," by Mimi Montgomery, Washingtonian, April 21, 2020.

"Financial Planner vs. Financial *Life* Planner. Which one Is the 'Right One' for Me?" by Cristina Livadary, Mana, Jan. 24, 2020.

"'The Whole Financial Planning Process Is Wrong,' Expert Says,” by Tim Maurer, Forbes, July 28, 2017.

Financial Planning Association

NAPFA: The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

Kinder Institute of Life Planning

"George Kinder: Three Questions About Life Planning," by J.D. Roth, Get Rich Slowly, Aug. 1, 2019.

Money Quotient

Your Mental Wealth, Drs. Ted Klontz and Brad Klontz

Kahler Financial Group

The Future of Financial Advice

Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink.

"Simple Money Portfolio," by Tim Maurer, timmaurer.com.

"Tim Maurer Simple Money Portfolio Review and ETFs to Use," by Tim Maurer, Optimized Portfolio, Oct. 7, 2020.

"Kitces: Pandemic to Accelerate Shift to AUM-Based Fee Model," by Jeff Berman, ThinkAdvisor, May 7, 2020.

"ESG Index Funds Hit $250 billion as Pandemic Accelerates Impact Investing Boom," by Pippa Stevens, CNBC, Sept. 2, 2020.

College Planning

"Is COVID-19 Creating an Education Planning Crisis?" by Tim Maurer, The Bam Alliance, June 3, 2020.

"The Non-Conformist's 4-Step Education Savings Plan," by Tim Maurer, Forbes, May 31, 2012.

Bogleheads On Investing Podcast
Bogleheads On Investing Podcast
bogleheads
Episode 029: Frazer Rice, host Rick Ferri
Frazer Rice is the author of “Wealth, Actually: Intelligent Decision-Making for the 1%”, host of the “Wealth, Actually” podcast, creator of the "Wealth, Actually" blog, and a Northeast Regional Director for Pendleton Square Trust Company. Frazer is an attorney and experienced trust officer. His wealth management career has included serving for over 15 years as a Managing Director at Wilmington Trust Company. We cover a lot of ground in this episode including estate planning, reasons for using trusts, selecting trustees, family dynamics, investing for 1%'ers, and much more! This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost. The organization supports a free website at Bogleheads.org, and the wiki site is Bogleheads® wiki. Since 2000, the Bogleheads' have held national conferences in major cities around the country. There are also many Local Chapters in the US and even a few Foreign Chapters that meet regularly. New Chapters are being added on a regular basis. All Bogleheads activities are coordinated by volunteers who contribute their time and talent. This podcast is supported by the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity on February 6, 2012. Your tax-deductible donation to the Bogle Center is appreciated.
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WEALTHTRACK
WEALTHTRACK
Consuelo Mack
Financial To-Do List For A New Year [2021]
Blast off! Stock markets are setting records, with tech stocks leading the charge once again. “Don’t fight the Fed” should now encompass “don’t fight the Treasury, fiscal stimulus, vaccinations and investor demand for ‘real’ (after inflation) returns.” The Wall Street Journal reports that the “S&P 500 rose 14.3% from Election Day through Inauguration Day, its best performance on record for that period.” (The Wall Street Journal “Stocks Climb To Records, Led By Tech Sector” 1/21/21)    In retrospect, 2020 was an entire year for the record books:  - A once in a century global pandemic; - Unprecedented, massive monetary and fiscal stimulus; - A brief deep recession and the shortest bear market in U.S. history; - A record-breaking stock market rally; - The continuation of near record-low interest rates - And the election of a new president with a very different policy agenda.  Portfolio rebalancing is just one of the actions on Christine Benz’ financial to-do list this year. In part 2 of our interview with Morningstar's Director of Personal Finance, she helps us get in personal financial shape for the year ahead.   WEALTHTRACK #1730 broadcast on January 22, 2021 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/2021s-financial-to-do-list-with-morningstars-personal-finance-guru-christine-benz/ Books mentioned in  the episode: 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances: https://amzn.to/3ig0cZE Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: Five-Star Strategies for Success: https://amzn.to/3ifVVp8 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wealthtrack/support
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Money For the Rest of Us
Money For the Rest of Us
J. David Stein
Are You Underweight Chinese Stocks? Pros and Cons of Investing in China
Most global stock ETFs, funds and indices have only about 5% invested in China even though China has the second-largest economy in the world. What are the pros and cons of increasing your allocation to Chinese stocks. Topics covered include: * Why has China's economy rebounded faster than other countries * What are Chinese A-share stocks * How large are China's economy and stock market * What are four threats that could derail the performance of Chinese stocks * How individuals can invest in China's stock market including A-shares Thanks to SmartAsset for sponsoring the episode. Show Notes Chinese shares: should you increase the amount in your portfolio? by Sam Dickens—IG Group China A-Shares Definition by Troy Segal—Investopedia China’s Economy Powers Ahead While the Rest of the World Reels by Stella Yifan Xie, Eun-Young Jeong and Mike Cherney—The Wall Street Journal China Still Grew and Fueled Its Rise as Covid-19 Shook the Global Economy by Jonathan Cheng—The Wall Street Journal With Americans Stuck at Home, Trade With China Roars Back by Ana Swanson—The New York Times Buffett Indicator: China Stock Market Valuations and Expected Future Returns—GuruFocus.com MSCI Deletions Trigger Rush to Sell Chinese Telecom Stocks by Jeanny Yu and Sofia Horta e Costa Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies—The White House Non-SDN Communist Chinese Military Companies List as of January 08, 2021—U.S. Department of the Treasury MSCI ACWI Index (USD) December 31, 2020—MSCI How China Lost Patience With Jack Ma, Its Loudest Billionaire by Lulu Yilun Chen and Coco Liu—Bloomberg China Clampdown on Big Tech Puts More Billionaires on Notice by Zheping Huang and Coco Liu—Bloomberg China’s College Graduates Can’t Find Jobs. The Solution: Grad School. by Vivian Wang
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Sound Investing
Sound Investing
Paul Merriman
2021 ETF & mutual fund recommendations and 8 Q&A
Paul announces Chris Pedersen's Best In Class ETF Recommendations for 2021 and Paul’s updated Mutual Fund recommendations for Vanguard, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price and Schwab. In anticipation of next week’s Zoom call to discuss the new portfolios and fund recommendations, Paul Merriman, Chris Pedersen and Daryl Bahls are soliciting questions from you, our listeners. If you have questions related to this work, please submit them to info@paulmerriman.com with subject line: ETF/MUTUAL FUND QUESTION. They will try to address them in next week’s recording. Paul answers these recent questions from our readers and listeners: * How should I invest $160,000 for my 66-year-old mother who doesn’t need the money to live on? 12:28 * What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Ultimate Buy and Hold Strategy and 2 Funds for Life for a 57 year old? 18:39 * What is the most tax-efficient way to rebalance an All-Equity portfolio? 26:39 * Should I pay off a mortgage or invest in my retirement accounts? 29:45 * Why are your large-cap value index higher than the large-cap value at Vanguard? 33:12 * How is having $300,000 at age 65 a million dollar advantage? 42:55 * Why do you think index funds are better than owning an investment in real estate property? 48:45 * I want to put money into a Roth IRA. Should I use your tax-deferred or taxable portfolio recommendations? 58:54 Don McDonald’s Talking Real Money Minute — “Cryptocurrency: yes or no?" Don McDonald, Co-Founder and co-host of the "Talking Real Money" podcast, produces the “Money Minutes” often featured on “Sound Investing” podcasts. Don also produced the soon-to-be-released audio version for our latest book, We’re Talking Millions!.
1 hr 2 min
Alpha Trader
Alpha Trader
Seeking Alpha
Focusing on prices, not the news - J.C. Parets joins Alpha Trader
If you’re looking for a tonic to the ceaseless flow of (mostly) disturbing news on any number of fronts, than this week’s Alpha Trader podcast is for you. Host Aaron Task is joined by J.C. Parets, market technician nonpareil and chief market strategist at All Star Charts (co-host Stephen Alpher is out this week) .  His eye always on the price charts and never on the news flow, Parets remains bullish on stocks. To those who say the bull market needs a break, Parets would say there’s already been one, noting leading names like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Alibaba are flattish-to-down (in some cases significantly down) since early September - that’s more than four months of lame performance. If you ask him for a price targets, Parets will say 38K, or nearly 25% upside on the Dow (DJI), and 4.5K, or about 20% upside on the S&P 500 (SP500). New information rolls in every day, however, and Parets won’t be afraid to change his opinion if the facts change. For now, he’s keeping his eye on the above-mentioned names, and is looking for those stocks to move to new highs to confirm his bullish case. And what might turn Parets bearish? Price signals of course … Treasury bonds outperforming stocks, a strong relative bid in consumer staples, widening credit spreads, a rollover in the aussie/yen currency cross, a deterioration in market breadth. At the moment, just the opposite of every single one of these bearish omens is happening, so Parets sees little reason not to stay long equities. Want another signal? Take a look at Deutsche Bank (DB). It’s been hitting new 52-week highs. If the world (and the S&P 500) is really about to fall apart, would this most risky and sclerotic of banks be breaking out to the upside? Hardly, says Parets. Turning to bitcoin (BTC-USD), Parets remains bullish, with $46K as his upside target. On the downside, he sees $30K as key support, and a sustained break below that level would be a sign of worse to come. As always, though, Parets is just looking at the charts, and isn’t treating bitcoin analysis any differently from that of stocks. He warns that once one begins buying into the religion status of bitcoin, they can no longer think rationally about the trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
37 min
The Contrarian Investor Podcast
The Contrarian Investor Podcast
Nathaniel E. Baker
The Biden Administration and Risks to Global Growth
This episode is brought to you by Merk Research. Visit this link to take advantage of the offer presented on the podcast. To listen without ads or announcements, become a premium subscriber. Barry Knapp of Ironsides Macroeconomics rejoins the podcast to discuss his view on "policy tremors" that could upend economic and risk asset growth in 2021. (Barry's dog Oliver makes a brief appearance as well). Content (Spotify users can skip directly to the segment by clicking on the timestamp) * The current reflation theme is part of a recovery from what was actually a two-year recession in global manufacturing, trade, and capital spending (4:19); * The Federal Reserve will initially be pleased with rising inflation, having slayed the deflation boogeyman. This will eventually morph into discomfort (first from regional bank presidents) and concerns that inflation is moving "too far, too fast" (11:43); * Once this happens, Fed officials will begin discussing "policy normalization" and real rates will start to move, triggering a risk-off event (13:19); * The Georgia elections the first week of the year were a kind of "sneak preview" of this event, but look to mid-year for the real McCoy (16:37); * Another important indicator: Watch house prices through the spring selling season (20:40); * Two details of President-elect Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal that are not fully appreciated by the market (21:41); * The Democrats will likely ask for more than Republicans are willing to give, triggering reconciliation that would be a rude awakening for the market (28:38); * If the $1400 stimulus checks go through it may lead to another "speculative blow off" (30:50); * There is no indication President-elect Biden is willing to roll back tariffs on China, though he could re-engage in TPP. But anybody expecting a broader unwinding of the trade war "is pretty off-base" (33:00); * Look for further USD weakness, particularly against the yen and the euro (37:57); * Favorite asset classes for 2021 (41:09) More About The Guest * Website: IronsidesMacro.Substack.com * Twitter: @BarryKnapp * Podcast Not intended as investment advice.
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