Beware the market correction

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“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – e.e. cummings, poet and playwright

Markets and the Economy – it really is worth paying attention:
A really fascinating look at the convergence of events…that you probably don’t want to know! Is a market correction far behind? Stocks crashed the last two times this happened
To a certain degree a major market correction is always inevitable (even if a major bubble has to come first), it’s all about your timing in proclaiming it. However, hard to argue that we’ve had an exceptional run on Wall Street. So, maybe… A Major Downturn is Inevitable: Here are Some Ways to Bet on the Coming Decline
Just in case you thought that was the only negative prognostication about the markets, this one chart is pretty disturbing. Here’s some great news for those who want the stock market to crash
Finally, if you don’t believe those guys, here’s a brand name commentator, Byron Wien from Blackstone, with a different twist and the same result. Byron Wien: The Fed basically put $3 trillion into the stock market

Retirement security – stay diligent…:
It’s hard to resist this title, but read thoroughly because he starts by saying ‘don’t buy an annuity,’ only to advocate for an immediate annuity or guaranteed lifetime income benefit … inside your company retirement plan. 20% More Retirement Income – Another Good Reason Not to Rollover Your 401(k)
Since you are now not going to rollover your 401(k), you will be well served to read this quick primer on how to manage your account. 6 Strategies for 401(k) Success
We cover the passive vs. active debate regularly here, this is another interesting view, probably more accurate than most. I will caution you, though, that while it looks at pure performance, it excludes the fee structure … of course we all know active funds typically cost more and those costs add up over time. Who Wins the ‘Passive vs. Active’ Institutional Debate? Pt. 1: U.S. Large Cap Blend and Who Wins the ‘Passive vs. Active’ Institutional Debate? Pt. 2: U.S. Large Cap Growth
Perhaps not entirely a retirement thing, buyer beware on hospitals, particularly out of network hospitals. These 10 hospitals could pick your pocket clean

Miscellany – a little offset for the doomsday predictions:
This sure seems like a win for safety, especially the bike shot. Volvo Lifepaint
Now keep in mind, they say they are ironic, perhaps not all funny. Number 10, though, funny. 15 Moments in the History of Mankind That are so Ironic, They’re Funny
This proves the old adage ‘it’s good to be king’ or emir, as the case may be. The Middle East’s largest yacht that comes with a super price – in pictures

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