In light of the recent housing market crash, the early 2000’s "dot com" crash, and each of the stock market crashes that followed, we should learn to be cautious of asset bubbles.  These bubbles become dangerous to investors because the larger the asset price increase, the larger the bursting bubble and the larger the losses. What do we need to know to protect ourselves from asset bubbles?

In James Bond movies the so-called "Bond Girls" were the epitome of excitement, danger and intrigue. In the financial world, bonds are generally sought by those looking for the exact opposite. So let's take a look at whether or not you should become a bond girl; what role should bonds play in your portfolio?