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Empyrion Wealth Management™ is dedicated to its clients and its community. We are constantly assembling research and combining it with our own experiences to bring you new perspectives on your own wealth management journey.

Look here for regular stories on the topics that matter most to you. Or subscribe to our E-Newsletter to receive regular updates directly in your e-mailbox.


 

This section of the website is designed to provide you with resources to help you put the current market environment into perspcetive.

In Search of Higher Returns

1.8%

That’s all you can expect to earn over the next ten years if you invest in Ten Year US Treasury Notes. Doesn’t seem very attractive to you? You aren’t alone.

These days, investors are searching for ways to increase the yield on their portfolios. In the bond market, there are two basic ways to increase yield:

  1. Buy lower quality bonds (this is unpalatable to many investors)
  2. Buy longer maturity bonds.....


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See a Pattern on Wallstreet

Take a look at the two blurry images below. Can you see an object hidden in each one? Before I give the answers, here's another question: Do you feel a certain lack of control over events right now? ...
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How Does Financial News Impact Your Brain?

When you hear bad financial news, it has an effect on the emotional part of your brain - not the analytical part. As the world's markets digest yet another financial crisis...
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Perils of Market Timing

Case Study of Q1 2009.
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Can Investors Time the Market?


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Retirement, Risk and Return

In this video, David Booth discusses the importance of balancing volatility risk and purchasing power risk when investing for retirement. He explains that T-bills have not produced the real returns necessary to preserve living standards over the long haul, and illustrates how investors can manage both types of risk through an appropriate commitment to stocks.


Sovereign Debt and the Equity Investor

Last week we came across an "Economic and Policy Watch" update prepared by a major investment bank that reviewed recent government proposals...
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Distribution of US Market Returns

In 2008, the U.S. stock market experienced its second worst performance year since 1926. In 2009, U.S. market performance was in the top quartile of historical calendar year returns.
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Market Downturns - A Historical Perspective

This chart lists the months in which all asset classes simultaneously experienced a downturn, which is defined as a 7% or greater drop in monthly market value. All performance periods are from 1970 to December 2010.
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