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Lock in Lifetime Income with Three Unexpected Choices

John A. was ready to call it a day and head off into the proverbial sunset in early 2009. Like many retirees, he was eager to live the life of his dreams.

Only, the timing couldn't have been worse.

The stock market tanked in 2008 and continued to drop precipitously into early March. John's financial planner had all but conveniently disappeared, and John found all the red in his brokerage statements deeply disturbing. He recalls some of his stocks "dropping by more than 50%."

Yet, John stuck to it.

In fact, he stayed "in to win" – something we talk about frequently.

I asked him why he'd decided to hold his positions at a time when other investors were bailing out as fast as they could. He said it was simply because he'd invested in high-income companies that made products and services the world had to have, which reflected solid management acumen, and mirrored his vision of the future.

All of which ought to sound very familiar considering those are the exact principles around which Total Wealth is built and why we take the approach we do.

Here's how you can get started investing like John...

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How Japan Is Fueling Another Record-Breaking Day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is going to open at another record-high today after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won re-election over the weekend.

Dow Jones futures are up 20 points as Abe's election sets the path for even more stimulus activity in the world's third-largest economy.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones News Today: Stocks Slump as Trump Scandal Intensifies

The Dow Jones news today will focus on turmoil in Washington D.C. over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

Revelations that President Trump asked the FBI Director to end the investigation into his campaign is overshadowing another busy day of earnings reports and economic data.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...