Now what am I doing......where have I been!?!??
But, I have never left my life of following the investment world, the economy and the employment scene.
Oracle Corporation.....so honestly, things have changed significantly since they bought us, but for the most part, for the better. We are making money and that was tough for us when we were Sun Microsystems.
My investments have changed a bit too....I added a 2nd Financial Advisor and I have taken some of my money under my own wing. No, no...I am not day trading. No, I simply play in a different arena, and a place I can't find an advisor to play in so I do it to broaden my diversification.
Without using money, let me toss out my investments as they sit today.
Invests in Bond and Equity funds
- 70% Bond Funds
- 20% Equity Funds
- 10% Cash
Invests in three different REITs and Annuity of Equities and Bond funds (started as a 50/50 split and I consider the REITS to be my toe into real estate)
Holds about 20% of my investments
- 70% in Bond Funds
- 30% in Equities including maybe 15% in Oracle Stock
- 70% of it are in currencies or CD's in other currencies
- 30% of it is in Gold
- Brazilian Real
- Swiss Franc
- Australian Dollar
- Chinese Yuan
- US Dollar
I feel I have been doing well...but I also feel inflation is low. I worry that inflation is really on the rise, and staying still means losing. Also, I think the future of taxes is uncertain.....let me revise and extend that remark, I think it is more certain that I'd like to think....TAXES for people who have ANY money will go up. They have to, because our country is in debt people w/o money can't exactly pay. (makes me feel STUPID for being a saver at times)