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Dividend Stocks: The Illusion of Secure Income

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Past performance is not an indicator of future results. I am sure that this is not the first time you have ever heard this phrase. Read any advertisement for any investment product and surely you will see this phrase someplace within the fine print.  It is a constant reminder that is intended to overcome our… Read More →


Posted by John Bevacqua on March 29, 2012

The Perils of Using Long Term Bonds for Retirement Income

Interest Rate Risk

The low interest rate environment has income-thirsty investors scrambling to find ways to invest their money with acceptable risk.  One temptation that I have seen many succumb to is investing in long term bonds.  This can be an extremely dangerous proposition, and my hope is that, after reading this blog, I can make anyone contemplating such a… Read More →


Posted by John Bevacqua on March 15, 2012

“Core Seven” Investments That Can Meet Everyone’s Needs

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As a financial adviser, I find myself consumed with the task of finding simple, easy to understand investment strategies for my clients that are also high quality.  Sometimes I catch myself becoming a bit too enamored with my knowledge of investments, exploring complicated techniques that create a desirable risk-return profile, but are all but impossible… Read More →


Posted by John Bevacqua on March 8, 2012

Bonds & Interest Rate Risk

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I can remember my first experience with interest rates.  It was when I purchased a CD from a bank, and I can recall how honest and straightforward the arrangement was – you give the bank your money for an agreed upon amount of time, after which you get your money back plus a little interest… Read More →


Posted by John Bevacqua on October 31, 2011