Month: September 2011

A Bear Market for Risk Assets and the Importance of Bonds

The last day of the Third Quarter and markets are ugly, there is no doubt about it. Bill sees a bear market for risk assets developing, shares some of the risks involved in exiting and re-entering markets like these, and why having bonds in your portfolio is important. To view this video on YouTube and

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Addressing The Markets Of Late…

I rarely do this, but this week in my blog, I’m sharing part of a recent communication that went out to clients about the recent market downturn.  It doesn’t reference any proprietary investments or trading instructions.  Rather, I’m sharing with you some of the fundamentals all investors can benefit from.  – BV Allow me to

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A Quick Market Update and Volatility vs. Volatility ETF’s

For the week of September 9, 2011, Bill provides a quick market update, looking at some improving technicals that might point the way to the future direction of the market. After that, Bill looks at the Volatility Index (VIX) and the long volatility ETF (VXX), and how “backwardation” and “contango” present inherent risks to their

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