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Looking at 10, 20, and 30-Year Rolling Monthly Total Returns for the S&P 500

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I have been keeping a spreadsheet with the total monthly returns for the S&P 500 Index going all the way back to January, 1926. NOTE: Prior to February, 1957, the S&P 500 was the S&P 90. With the possession of these returns, I am able to do all sorts of fun stuff. What inspired today’s […]

Check Out Larry Winget’s “Unfiltered Truth” Series

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Scroll down to get a special code for AFM readers to get $20 off the series. I received an email late last week from Larry Winget, alerting me to a new video series he is offering called “Unfiltered Truth.” The series is composed of 12 videos on the following topics: • Turn Your Life Around […]

Monday Morning Humor – A Cowboy Goes to Paris

Monday, July 19th, 2010

I didn’t add “OT:” to the beginning of the title because this one is money-related…lol. Here’s a little Monday Morning Humor for you. You can thank my wife’s grandmother, who sent this one to me. A Cowboy from Sweetwater, Texas walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. He […]

Check Out This Week’s Carnival of Personal Finance

Monday, July 19th, 2010

This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance is hosted by NerdWallet. Stop by and check it out.

Deformed Reforms: The New Financial Regulations

Monday, July 19th, 2010

I emailed Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana College SD, and author of numerous books (see post below), to get his take on the financial reform bill that is about to become law. As you can tell from the title of this post, Dr. Wright is not pleased with the […]

Ten Economic Indicators Investors (Everyone) Should Pay Attention To

Monday, July 19th, 2010

One of my goals this year was to try to tackle and make sense of the various economic indicators that we always hear about in the news. So, when I saw Bernard Baumohl’s book, The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities, 2nd Edition* in the bookstore, I picked […]

Finding Mutual Funds with a Long-Term Rate of Return of Over 12%.

Friday, July 16th, 2010

My post a few days ago about Dave Ramsey’s “Drive Free. Retire Rich.” program received this response from Chuck: Here is a list of US Stock Mutual Funds from Morningstar Financial with at least a 10 Year track record making annualized returns of 12% or greater. I don’t ever recall DR stating leave your money […]

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