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The 401k Plan Manager 23 May 2016

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Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial

NOTE: I have redesigned the 401k plan manager to accurately reflect the changes in the allocation model over time. I have overlaid the actual model changes on top of the indicators to reflect the timing of the changes relative to the signals.

There are 4-steps to allocation changes based on 25% reduction increments. As noted in the chart above a 100% allocation level is equal to 60% stocks. I never advocate being 100% out of the market as it is far too difficult to reverse course when the market changes from a negative to a positive trend. Emotions keep us from taking the correct action.

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What We Read Today 23 May 2016

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Concordian Economics, Part 1: Introduction

Written by , The Somist Institute

Everything takes time. In 1991, an anonymous referee of the Journal of Economic Theory pointed out that what later was to be called Concordian economics contains 'a new analytic engine' and that this engine ought to be 'put through its paces' (Anon., 1991). All the work researched and published in the meantime (see, esp. Gorga, 2008) confirms the validity of this insight. The present paper is meant to achieve that goal.

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Infographic Of The Day: Invest Now To Keep Pace With Public Sector Data

What innovations and improvements are coming from US Census?

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Brexit Would Be Death Knell For British Influence In The World

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Catherine Gegout, University of Nottingham

David Cameron warned in a major foreign policy speech on May 9 that peace and stability cannot be assured in Europe if the UK leaves the European Union. The prime minister is right: the EU is a guarantee for peace in Europe.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

April 2015 Philly Fed Coincident Index Rate of Year-over-Year Rate Of Growth Essentially Unchanged

The year-over-year rate of growth of the US Coincident Index was unchanged from last month's level. A comparison of this US Coincident Index with the Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti business conditions index, Conference Board Coincident Index, ECRI's Coincident Index, and the Chicago Fed National Activity Index follows.

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