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Are we heading from fear to FOMO? Ep #97

By September 21, 2022September 27th, 2022No Comments

What’s up! It’s episode 97 of Payne Points of Wealth and markets are melting down. The fear is real, but could this fear go from fear to FOMO? We’re going to discuss exactly what’s going on. As we’re recording this FedEx saw its stock drop 20%, and the CEO thinks that the world is going into a global recession. We might have a different point of view. We’ll talk about that. On the Tipping Point today, we’re going to talk about some of the most significant strategy mistakes that Wall Street loves to push on you that you should avoid at all costs to make sure you stay on your path to financial independence.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…

  • What side of the rip of your face rally will you be on? [1:25]
  • Is it light at the end of the tunnel or a train? [3:52]
  • Time to load up on the municipal bond market [8:15]
  • The Tipping Point [11:21]
  • Are you taking actions that you’ll regret forever? [14:09]
  • Hidden Facts of Finance [18:53]

Betting on a sure thing?

Is it time to load up on the municipal bond market? The way these governments keep spending money on state, local, and federal levels it’s only a matter of time before they try to jack up our tax rates again. We’ve got to look at the advantages of tax-free income.

First of all, you want to be certain that you have a portfolio with permits and definitions. We want to know what we’re making and when our money comes due. But when you look at the equivalent yield of a tax-free bond right now, in some cases, depending on your state income tax, you’re getting anywhere from a 5 – 8% return. How much return do you need to achieve all your lifetime goals? If you can do it with more certainty, why not?

This week on the tipping point: Strategy mistakes

During times when it’s very volatile and uncertain in the markets, like right now, there are a lot of strategies that Wall Street loves to sell you. We know from experience that they just don’t work. We can’t time the market and a lot of people tend to project the future based on their most recent experience. When there are all-time record highs, like the markets just had this past January, nobody wants to panic out. You only want to panic or time the market when the markets are down and you feel like it will only continue to get worse.

The problem is you end up taking actions that you’ll regret forever. You wouldn’t believe how many folks out there have liquidated their portfolio and gone into something like an annuity. We’ve been analyzing more annuities the past three months than ever. It’s kind of like going back into the arms of an ex, it feels comfortable, it feels good, but the reality is you broke up for a reason. You’re not going to get what you’re looking for from the relationship!

This week’s hidden facts of finance

  • Wedbush Securities estimates that there are now a billion iPhones worldwide, 240 million of which are at least 3-1/2 years old. This may explain why Apple earnings are expected to continue creeping higher by single-digit percentages in the years ahead.
  • We think of meme stocks as something unique, but the 1960s were called the Go-go 60s’ for a reason. The Nifty 50, the glamor stocks, the concept stocks, the conglomerates, and the gunslinger fund managers who touted them were rock stars. When the Nifty 50 expired in the early 70s’ they had sky-high valuations that rival anything we’ve seen today with Xerox trading at 49 times forward earnings, Avon at 65 times forward earnings, and Polaroid at 90 times forward earnings. History may not repeat, but markets are made up of people and they certainly do.
  • Dividends have accounted for 40% of stock market returns since 1930 and 54% during decades when inflation has been high like today. When inflation has been high, the stocks that have increased their dividends the most have outperformed the overall market. Dividend payments help make the stock market returns less volatile.
  • The average German household is paying nearly 13 times more for power than in January of 2020, or about $38,000 versus $3000. Wow. That’s a huge jump in energy prices.

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