Only the Ups..
We often talk about getting OUT of Wall St.
I got out when I saw a huge portion of my portfolio disappear in a few short weeks. I still remember the feeling and I never want to feel it again. I felt like I had no control. People told me to “hold in there” and it would come back. That thought process could get you into quite mess financially.
But what if you could actually “participate” in the market ups and not in the downs? So when the market dropped like a rock in 2008, your money didn’t go down.
This follows one of our principles of wealth: Don’t lose your principal.
There are ways to “participate” in the market ups but not the downs. It’s called the indexing strategy and it can happen it a cash value life insurance or annuity contract.
And, if done properly, they can also be set up to give you a GUARANTEED INCOME FOR LIFE.
Which one would be right for you? Well, that depends on your situation.
It’s a pretty neat process and it’s great for those who still want to take advantage of the market ups, but still have their money protected when the market drops. It is probably going to be a great alternative over the next few years if the market doesn’t go up every year, but stays choppy. If you were to have your money directly in mutual funds or stocks, you may have to experience the stock market roller coaster and may not end up with a gain at all.
With the indexing strategy you can actually protect your money, grow it securely and set it up to participate in the markets ups, but not the downs.
In the next blog post I’ll explain it a little more in detail. And look out for a video Brett and I will be doing about it in the next few days.
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