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Mastering Money

Mastering Money is hosted by Certified Income Specialist™ Steve Jurich. Steve’s comments have been seen on MarketWatch, CNBC.com, Bloomberg, and TheStreet.com. Steve is joined on most days by Money Radio favorite Ken Morgan as well as experts and authors from the world of Wall Street and real estate. New episodes published every weekday at 9am PST. Also, an encore show at 6pm PST. Listen every weekday to get a handle on emerging market trends, asset allocation strategies, social security, medicare, RMD planning, tax strategies, estate planning, annuities, life insurance and more!

In a bull market, everyone’s a genius–but how do you make money consistently over long periods of time in the stock market through UPS AND DOWNS? Multiple studies show that your plan can be as simple as buying high-quality dividend-GROWTH stocks, at fair prices and letting them work FOR you over time. According to data compiled by Ned Davis Research, Dividend Paying stocks outperformed non-dividend payers over thirty years by a wide margin!  The stocks of companies that grew their dividends every year, consecutively,  performed even better, more than doubling the return of stocks who cut their dividends. Today, we’ll reveal how you can put the power of dividend compounding on your side, and how to bucket your portfolio for both performance AND protection during down markets. You don’t want to miss it 

More Americans are stretching to buy homes, the latest sign that rising prices are making home ownership more difficult for a broad swath of potential buyers. But here’s the problem–Fanny Mae is now backing lower quality loans again, like it did in the housing crisis of the mid 2000s. What’s going on?  A historic lack of supply of homes for sale is forcing prices higher, as those with lower interest rate mortgages are choosing to stay put . Real-estate agents worry that this could be one of the weakest spring selling seasons in recent years. But then,out of the blue , Zillow has decided to enter the buy and flip business in Las Vegas and Phoenix, committing to buying and flipping one thousand homes! Where’s it all heading? We’ll tell you what a Wall Street Journal report is saying. Don’t miss today’s show–MASTERING MONEY is on the air!

In a sign that the real estate market has hit a top, hotel revenues have begun slowing after hitting a peak in 2015 according to CBRE real estate brokers. Should you invest in crowdfunding deals to buy hotels?  Probably not. What about buying a five star luxury hotel in the United States? Can you get one cheap? Possibly, but chances are you’ll need to get approval from the Chinese Insurance Regulation Department first! We’ll tell you why, and it has nothing to do with insurance. You don’t want to miss this fascinating Wall Street Journal report on today’s show. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!

Are stocks currently overpriced or under-priced in relation to their earnings? ..Are we still in a bull market by most metrics, or are their clues that we may be sliding into a bearmarket? Earnings are what big institutional investors focus on, and earnings are a good place to start for your own portfolio. But how can you tell if you are paying too much for a stock? Fortunately, financial analysts have developed a number of tools for comparison. One of those tools is the price-to-earnings ratio, or P/E ratio. Today, we’re going to dig into and define the difference between the TRAILING PE ratio and the FORWARD PE, and determine if stock prices are in the bull or bear market phase right now. You don’t want to miss today’s show!  MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

..It’s a LARRY KUDLOW MONDAY! Commentary from the former Ronald Reagan economist and new Donald Trump advisor is featured on Mastering Money today with high powered guests and Larry’s insights on the economy, the markets, politics, China, Donald Trump, Muller, the new tax law,  and much more!—that’s ALL coming up NEXT—and you definitely don’t want to miss it!!  MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

After the least volatile year in decades, 2018 has become one of the most volatile ever!…Is your investment portfolio ready? According to analysis in the Wall Street Journal, the up and down movement may be foreshadowing a new, more-volatile period for markets ….Today, we’ll review smart steps to take in order to benefit from both up and down markets, while reducing risk and fees. MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!

Who pays what share of this tax under the new tax law? Are the middle class and poverty-stricken shouldering the load, or the more wealthy? Politicians are unclear, but if we follow the facts where they lead us, we find that fully 87% of all taxes payed in 2018 will be payed by the top 20% of income earners. And most people earning less than thirty thousand a year, will pay no tax or receive a credit from the Treasury. In other words, the system is already heavily weighted against those who make the most money. But are there some hidden tax secrets in the code that you really need to be aware of? We’ll reveal the results of a Wall Street Journal study on the new tax law, so don’t miss today’s show!  MASTERING MONEY is on the air!

With the new seven hundred billion dollar defense spending bill, many analysts are pointing to a potential opportunity in defense stocks to increase earnings, and share prices. Today we’ll review the essentials of investing in military and Defense Stocks, and take a look at three interesting candidates for your portfolio. That and much more-MASTERING MONEY is on the air!