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Not All Structured Notes Are Bad, But There Are Downsides To Know

Ever since 2012, I’ve invested in equity structured notes to provide for some downside protection. Structured notes have sometimes gotten a bad reputation because they may be complex and expensive. However, just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean you should burn it at the stake. If a structured note can give you the courage …

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Buying Structured Notes For Downside Investment Protection

Do you want downside investment protection? We could be in another financial bubble. But nobody really knows when a correction will take place. Therefore, may I suggest looking into structured notes. This article will give you an example of an equity structured note that provides downside investment protection, while also offering upside potential as well. …

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Examples Of How Structured Products Work And Perform

When I first wrote about Understanding Structured Derivative Products As An Investment in 2012, I received some pushback. The media was going on about how structured products helped accelerate the financial crisis partly because investors didn’t understand what they were getting themselves into. It was similar to how some adjustable rate mortgage borrowers didn’t understand how their …

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My Regret Of Not Taking The Money Due To Company Loyalty

For those who follow golf, there was a blockbuster announcement that the PGA Tour would merge with the LIV Golf League. Nobody expected the PGA Tour to merge with LIV because the PGA Tour had been adamant in its disdain for the Saudi Arabia-backed league. The LIV Golf League offered obscene amounts of money to …

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The Ideal Number Of Banking Relationships To Feel Safe And Secure

After the collapse of SVB and Signature Bank, I decided to review our existing banking relationships and see if we are well positioned to weather another potential bank run. I also wanted to share with you the ideal number of banking relationships to have to feel safe and sound. When I first started Financial Samurai …

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Investing Family Money Can Be A Stressful Full-Time Job

I finally understand why I haven’t been able to shake the niggling stress I’ve been feeling lately. Despite writing less, doing fewer business deals, and exercising more, I still feel this gnawing pressure because I’m responsible for investing my immediate family’s money. When you invest family money, family money always feels more important compared to …

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