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What is an Annuity?

by Wes Bridel on September 19, 2012

in Stewardship

An annuity is basically a savings or investment vehicle offered by an insurance company.  It should not be considered an investment technically, because it is not.  And it should not be considered a bank savings account, because it is not.  But different types of annuities have features that might be very similar to these other [...]

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Today, it’s finally time to discuss Financial Products.  We’ve been discussing Christian Financial Advice and the ways we work with clients here at Kingdom Calling from our offices in Austin, Texas.  We first introduced the Your Fruitful Tree process and why it’s important to know your Purpose here. We then explained the importance [...]

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We spoke on Friday about the possibility of sovereign default in Europe.  There is the possibility that the European Central Bank (ECB) will print enough money to bail out all the problem countries.  However, this would surely lead to hyperinflation and since Germany is still the main power in Europe, this seems unlikely to us [...]

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Financial News Articles of Interest

by Wes Bridel on December 28, 2011

in Economic Updates

Today we’ve got another financial news post where we bring you the best & most interesting financial news stories over the last couple of months.  On a personal note, I’m pretty upset because I had finished making blog posts out of all the economic update videos that I recently filmed to run over the holidays, [...]

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Gold & Silver Update

by Wes Bridel on October 14, 2011

in Economic Updates

Gold and Silver prices have crashed recently. Are they a good buy for protection or will they fall further?  This videos examines recent activity in the gold and silver markets and gives you facts that can help you feel more comfortable positioning yourself in precious metals for safety.  We’re continuing a  [...]

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One last note on the call option example given on Wednesday… If you like the potential income of this strategy, but you really believe that there’s more upside in Intel than $23 and you don’t want to miss out on it, you can sell a higher priced Call Option.  The $24 Strike Price Option listed [...]

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Put Option Examples

by Wes Bridel on May 9, 2011

in Stewardship

Selling Put Options can help you reduce your risk while drastically increasing the income you receive buying stocks.  We explained put options here.
Today, Let’s look at an example to explain the moving parts…

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The Deflation Protection Portfolio

by Wes Bridel on April 15, 2011

in Stewardship

Deflation Protection and other Asset Allocation Examples
There is no end to the possibilities of asset allocation.  We are going to list several examples of asset allocation here over the next couple weeks because it seems like a good way to understand the mindset in creating each allocation.
We’re going to look at this mostly from the [...]

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A Stock Option Example

by Wes Bridel on April 13, 2011

in Stewardship

Stock Options are simpler to understand than you think and if used properly can lower your risk and increase your returns.  We’re going to our explanation how by looking at several option chains for Microsoft as displayed on the basic Fidelity Option trading platform so that you can have some understanding of how options are [...]

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What is a Value Investor?

by Wes Bridel on March 18, 2011

in Stewardship

A value investor is different.  We looked at how a macroeconomic thinker positions his portfolio, but how does the value investor do it?
Pure value investors never buy funds.  The value investor prides himself on combing through the financials of companies and uncovering the truly undervalued company.  You can’t do this with a fund.  Diversification works [...]

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