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Wolfgang T. Sailler
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Joseph D. Witt
Certified Financial Planner ™

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Salem, OR 97304-3060

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Income Statistics and 'The American Dream'

September 17, 2013

The last five to six years have shaken many of us from a theretofore
pleasant existence and dreams of comfortable retirement into a state of
uncertainty and doubt about the financial future. Millions have lost
well-paying jobs and can't find equivalent work or pay. Nest eggs got cut in
half and if you lost your nerve by selling out in the darkest moments of the
markets, any recovery has passed you by. But not everybody was on the losing
side. Remember that when a fire sale is going on, somebody is buying. Those
buyers where mostly well-to do individuals with cash, buying beaten down
stocks and foreclosed houses. The market recovery led to 10% of the richest
households now owning 90% of the stock market. And while most people had
stagnant or even declining incomes over the last years, the top 1% had gains
of 95% since the official end of the recession in June 2009. This will
certainly give cause to calls for a little wealth sharing via taxation, but
the other conclusion to draw from these events is to act as those wealthy
households did: Don't sell when asset prices have fallen, buy instead.
(Numbers taken from articles on YAHOO!Finance's 'The Daily Ticker', Friday
Sept. 13, 2013)

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