A reader asked me clarify what was meant by “exiting the market.” It’s important to know the difference between exiting the stock market and taking distributions from their tax-deferred retirement accounts (IRAs, 401(k) accounts, and so forth.) It is possible in most cases to exit the stock market without taking distributions from those accounts. They can simply change (“re-allocate”) the investments inside those accounts. For example, an employee might re-allocate her 401(k) at work from a stock mutual fund into a money market fund. This is not a taxable event, as long as the money remains in the 401(k) plan.
G.G. sent this: Roubini Says Q3 Growth in U.S. to Be `Well Below’ 1%
Another from G.G.: U.S. Heading for Currency Destruction Debt Default Great Depression
A Daily Bell Interview: Steve Forbes on Overseas Wars, the Coming Gold Standard and the Rise of ‘Citizen Agitation‘
B.B. recommended this piece by D. Sherman Okst: Why We are Totally Finished.
Also from B.B. comes this piece in The Wall Street Journal: Existing-Home Sales Plunged in July.
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