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3 Most Overvalued Assets

Since 2007, investors have dumped $500 billion worth of U.S. stock funds and poured more than $1 trillion into bond funds even as rates have plummeted and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has doubled.

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The value of Financial Advisers: 1.82%p.a.

A research study from Morningstar Inc. gives investors an idea of the added value of financial planning: An extra 1.82% per year.  Morningstar quantified how much additional retirement income investors can generate by making better financial-planning decisions.

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Why Rogers is positive on Russia

Jim Rogers is a walking, talking, book-writing one-man encyclopaedia of global investing wisdom. He was a co-founder of the ground breaking international hedge fund, Quantum funds, has ridden through 116 countries in a record-breaking trek, and has written five books on his global journeys including "Investment Biker" in 2003 and "A Bull In China" in 2008. Add a comment

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Tail-Risk Event

State Street Global Advisors, the third biggest manager of money in the world said more than 70 per cent of investors of a survey of 300 around the world, including the largest pension funds, asset managers and private banks, warn that a so-called tail-risk event, an external shock that causes a market sell-off and potentially threatens the financial system – like the collapse of Lehman Brother will happen in the next year.

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Gross: No More Double Digit Returns

Bill Gross said private credit-market debt is too high and the age of credit expansion that led to “double-digit” returns is over. “Pension funds and individuals and investors that expect 10% consistent returns to pay those bills are going to be disappointed.” Add a comment

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