Wealth Influencers – Your Stock Market

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in July 2004. What does it take to manage someone else’s money? This question jumps up for me every time someone tells me about his or her broker or advisor. The person could be telling me good things or bad things, it doesn’t matter—lately,…

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“Buy and Hold” Doesn’t Work in The Stock Market When…

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in April 2004. Earlier this year, when I started the edit and rewrite of my book Fearless Wealth, How to Grow and Harvest Your Money, I decided to take a look at what has changed in the market since the book was first published…

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The Cost of Feeling Safe With Your Portfolio

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in March 2004. Life often seems safest when in fact it’s not. I was reading the January 12, 2004 issue of the New Yorker magazine, which had an article written by Malcolm Gladwell. If you are not familiar with Malcolm’s work, he wrote a…

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Less than Four Years… Another Bull Market???

This article was by RC Peck, CFP® for the Fearless Wealth Newsletter in February 2004. Winter has hit San Francisco. To a local that means rain and colder weather, but no summer. Cold weather in San Francisco is anything below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which usually occurs only during the middle of the night. What’s funny…

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What Should Happen In 2004

What SHOULD Happen in 2004 This article was originally published in January 2004 for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter. I just started reading The Economist again after two years, and the first difference I noticed was its point of view. Its perspective is not an American one, but rather an international one. I had forgotten…

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Predictions and Prophecies

This article was originally written for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in November 2003. The news agencies are busy these days. First, attention to Michael Jackson (same old story here) and then to the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing in on the 10,000 point mark for the first time since June 2002. It’s interesting how…

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Gold: God’s Currency – Part II

This article was originally written in April 2003 for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth’s Newsletter. The market has been acting a bit strangely the past week or so. I’ve noticed a lot of speculation taking place, both to the up side and to the down side. Stocks are running way past their normal moves and falling…

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What Should Happen In 2003

What SHOULD the Stock Markets do? This article was originally published in January 2003 for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter. I don’t know what’s going to happen this year, but I do know what Wall Street is saying will happen. They think the markets will go up. They have to think this because they are…

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Gold: God’s Currency – Part I

This article was originally written in November 2002 for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter. I’ve been thinking about gold for awhile. It started when gold hit its all time low of around $250 per ounce in 2000. My background is in commodities, so I love when stuff gets really low—like all time low—especially in commodities.…

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How the Stock Market Today Compares to History

This article was originally written in July 2002 for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter. Looking to the past can be a tricky business. Some Wall Street advisors data-mine history to find facts and figures that “prove” their cases of today, to entice you to buy their products. The following are issues that you may want…

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