Portfolio , TAA Investing

IVY Portfolio May 2013 signals

Time for the IVY timing portfolio trading signals for the end of May 2013. You can see the signals at world beta or my preferred source dshort. Below are the signals for the end of May 2013. Another source I’ve found for IVY updates is Scott’s Investments. He updates a spreadsheet that details the calculations. The only difference is that he uses the BND…

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Retirement

The 4% rule lives despite what the NY Times says

OK, deep breaths, deep breaths….The drivel the passes for reporting on retirement issues never ceases to amaze me. But this time I found a real howler. The “paper of record”, the venerable NY Times, recently published a piece on the 4% safe withdrawal rule, titled “4% Rule for Retirement Withdrawals Is Golden No More”, that is truly a piece of…

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IVY Portfolio April 2013 signals

Time for the IVY timing portfolio trading signals for the end of April 2013. You can see the signals at world beta or my preferred source dshort. Below are the signals for the end of April 2013. Another source I’ve found for IVY updates is Scott’s Investments. He updates a spreadsheet that details the calculations. The only difference is that he uses the…

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IVY Portfolio January 2013 signals

Time for the IVY timing portfolio trading signals for the end of January 2013. As usual you can see the signals at world beta or my preferred source dshort. Below are the signals for the end of January 2013. Dshort posted this update during the day but I have confirmed that the signals remained the same after the market closed. If/when Dshort posts…

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Retirement

Beating the market to maximize retirement income

Warning, this is a somewhat geeky technical post! Besides accumulating more wealth by working longer there is one very direct way to increase your income in retirement. Beat the market’s return. Higher returns will lead to higher SWRs (safe withdrawal rates) for the most part. (The other way to increase retirement income is to reduce volatility). Of course, most would…

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Portfolio

2012 in review

Happy New Year everyone. Hard to believe its 2013 already. Time to look back at 2012 and see how I did versus my retirement goals. For those interested the 2011 review is here and the 2010 review is here. This marks the end of our 3rd year living the full time RV lifestyle and all I can say is bring…

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IVY portfolio end of December signals

Time for the final IVY portfolio trading signals for 2012. As usual you can see the signals at world beta or my preferred source dshort. Below are the signals for the end of December 2012.   No new signals were triggered this month. The portfolio is fully invested just like it was last month. I’m still waiting for the dhsort performance update. I…

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Bonds

Do you know why you own bonds?

Do you know why you own bonds in your portfolio? There are many reasons to own bonds but one of the biggest reasons historically is no longer a good one for many investors. Bonds are often held in portfolios to provide a safe and steady source of income, in particular for retired investors. But the long bull market in bonds…

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Portfolio

December portfolio review

A relatively non eventful month for my portfolio, especially compared to last month, but nonetheless there were a few changes made. Most of the changes that were made were short term in nature given my uncertainty in the market. All my IRA accounts are run on the IVY timing portfolio and this month there was one new buy signal for…

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