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Posts by Dr. Jeff Camarda

Seasonal Stock Market Risks – Sell In May And Go Away?

Calendar momentum and summer market cyclicality May marks the beginning of the frequently-feared potential summer swoon in financial markets, a period – not ending until October – when stocks and other instruments of their ilk have “historically” posted poor returns,…
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Deferred Annuities I – Complicated Accumulation Products

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities The first basic distinction among annuities contracts is between immediate vs. deferred. As we have seen in the preceding blog posts, all annuities are designed to be irrevocably converted into income at some point, by definition.…
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Blue Chip Stocks 101

What are blue chip stocks? Blue chip stocks, of course, line the lists of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500. We are talking about companies like Coca Cola, and often companies with high dividend yields. Blue chips –…
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Immediate Annuities – Buying Your Own Pension

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities The first basic distinction among annuities contracts is between immediate vs. deferred. As we have seen in the preceding blog posts, all annuities are designed to be irrevocably converted into income at some point, by definition.…
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What are annuities? Basic structure and function

Basic annuity anatomy – built on life insurance Let’s begin with a basic premise: Annuities are life insurance contracts. Annuities are life insurance contracts. Those are just words, even with the repetition and the emphasis. So what does it mean?…
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How Much Could Your Stocks Lose in Another Tech Crash?

Does your investment portfolio have more tech than you think? Increasingly, tech drives the world, and no, that’s not a Tesla joke! And there’s no mistaking that as the economy becomes more tech-centric, the stock market becomes increasingly dominated by…
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