Many of you know that Bernhardt Wealth Managment has two traditions during the Holiday Season.  One is that we make contributions to charities in honor of our clients and the other is that we send our clients and strategic relationships a book.  This year is the 14th year we have sent a book and we were pleased to send
A recent article in the Washington Post “Children’s Charity Victim of Ponzi Scheme” caught my eye.
Black Friday sales may be the harbinger of a significant surge in consumer confidence that could fuel our economic recovery.
We all enjoy playing a game we can’t lose but investing in the stock market is not one of them. However the promise of “guaranteed returns” led shell-shocked investors to pour nearly $30 billion into index annuities in 2009 even as they pulled $9 billion out of U.S. stock funds.
If buying low and selling high is the secret to investing success should you buy every time the market drops significantly?
With Paranormal Activity 3 setting records at the box office it’s a good time to talk about how fear can impede sound investment decisions. Certainly the acute market volatility we’ve experienced over the last few years has sparked a growing fear among investors of incurring additional losses. How does this attitude impact your portfolio?
Many investors believe step one in dialing down their portfolio’s risk should be reducing equity exposure. Yes stocks are riskier than bonds but that’s an oversimplification that can result in some misguided moves.
When Bank of America management decided to relieve Sallie Krawcheck of her duties as head of Bank of America’s wealth management division they put more than 16000 Merrill Lynch brokers in the hands of a new boss who presumably has a different corporate agenda.
Governor Perry generated quite a stir during a recent Republican debate when he referred to Social Security as a Ponzi scheme. According to Governor Perry Social Security is a “monstrous lie…a Ponzi scheme to tell our kids that are 25 or 30 years old today you’re paying into a program that’s going to be there.”
After my niece Dorothy graduated from high school this year she spent the summer with me. She did some work in my office and we spent very enjoyable weekends sightseeing in the D.C. area.