In fact only 4% of the American population owned stocks in 1952. And in 1980 that number was only 13% of the American population until in that same year the 401(k) was invented. 18 short years later over 52% of the American population was once again gambling their savings on Wall Street.
Wisdom learned over time had been forgotten by most people.
The 1929 Stock Market Crash started the 10-year "Great Depression".
The "Greatest Generation" after falling in love with the market, took a more cautious approach to their money. So for decades they saved their money SAFELY and SECURELY and they were not going to gamble it again.
History of Top Tax Rates: 1913-2013
Started on Thursday, October 24, 1929 and by Tuesday, October 29, 1929 an estimated $30 billion in stock values "disappear".
This generation wanted guarantees and safety with their savings. In 1929 after the insolvency of over 10,000 banks, fifty cents of every dollar saved was invested into "guaranteed contracts" according to the expose' "Pirates of Manhattan". Why? Because these contracts didn't lose money in the crash of 1929, or when the market fell by 89% in 1939 or again in 1973 when the market fell by 45% or by over 40% in 2008 and again in 2011.
1929 Stock Market Crash - "Black Tuesday"
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"THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT"
- George Santayana
Guaranteed private contracts are not Wall Street's darling, not sexy, but will be there come rain or shine.
Between January 11, 1973 and December 6, 1974 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost 45.1% of its value.
On Monday, October 19, 1987 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1738.74 (22.61%).
Historical Compound Return**
THE CHOICE IS CLEAR...
Dot-com Bubble Collapse - 1999-2001
Insured Retirement Contract™ Process:
1987 Stock Market Crash - "Black Monday"
1. The individual acquires an Insured Retirement Contract™ from a highly rated company and funds it over a 5, 7, or 10 year period. You also have the opportunity to pay a lump-sum amount that will be funded by the issuing company on your behalf during the same periods. While the lump-sum money is dollar cost averaged into the contract, you earn an attractive yield that is guaranteed.
2. At retirement, the contract owner takes Tax-Free Income through a combination of withdrawals and loans from the accumulated value.
3. In the event of death, heirs will receive a Tax-Free Death Benefit that is higher than the accumulated value.
Over a span of 17 months, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had dropped 54% from a peak of 14,164.
People had forgotten phrases like "Safety", "Security", and "Guarantees", and "Quality". Forgotten the facts that these guaranteed private contracts were backed by companies in an industry with an unparalleled history. Companies that had been around for over 100 years and some for over 300 years. With clients like Sir Isaac Newton, Babe Ruth, Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, and Senator John McCain. Companies which have stood the test of time through World Wars, recessions, and depressions.
1973-1974 Stock Market Crash
History of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)
2008-2009 Stock Market Crash
Insured Retirement Contract™ BENEFITS: