A client of ours came across a story by the Wall Street Journal on how to create your own pension and asked for our comments. Knowing we have more than a few Wall Street Journal readers as clients, we would like to publish our reply on the subject, longevity insurance, for all to read.
Think the sovereign debt crisis today is new? History tends to repeat itself as evidenced by the European debt crisis of the 1920s. The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting piece on March 14, 2012 about defaults and government debt to prove we’ve seen government defaults before.
And you thought 2011 was tough?" So went the headlines in December as media and market pundits, reflecting on a miserable year, saw no respite for investors in 2012. But markets have a funny way of confounding expectations.