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Energy MLPs – A Better Way to Own Oil

The case can be made that Commodities are a must own asset class.  But sometimes it’s easier than others.  It’s been tough to stay invested in Commodities of late because prices have been falling, not rising.  That’s no more evident anywhere than with Oil.  But there are smart ways to own Oil, and less smart

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Prepare for the Bear Market!

A Bear Market is coming.  We can all agree on that.  What we don’t know is when.  That’s why now is the perfect time to think about it.  This month, Bill talks about the three things you need to think about before the Bear arrives.

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Is Short Vol a “Crowded Trade”?

Please click the image to read Bill’s full White Paper.

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Big Changes Coming…

This month, in the place if the ‘Market Message’, we give you a preview about the content we’ll be creating going forward.

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Trump Trade, Schmump Trade

Halfway through the year, investment markets have performed quite well so far.  But there appears to be a change underway, due in no small part to the markets’ evolving pessimism about the changes President Trump was supposed to implement.  The question is, “What do we do about it?”  Tune in this month to find out.

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The Real State of Bend Real Estate

In 2006, Bill Valentine forewarned of a bubble in Real Estate—in Bend, the US, and the world. With home prices back to the peak levels from 2006, Bill has been getting bombarded with the question, “Are we in another bubble?” He agreed to give a talk to a number of real estate and construction firms

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My Greatest Concerns for the Decade to Come (Part 2)

As a portfolio manager, Bill Valentine has two overwhelming concerns about the investment markets in the decade to come. This month, he discusses the second one.

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My Greatest Concerns for the Decade to Come (Part 1)

As a portfolio manager, Bill Valentine has two overwhelming concerns about the investment markets in the decade to come. This month, he discusses the first one.

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What to do with SNAP stock

The hottest IPO in some time happened in February: SNAP Inc, known for the wildly popular Snapchat app.  The stock was red hot coming out of the gates begging the question: “What to do?”  Buy, sell, hold…or short?!  This month, we’re talking SNAP.

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The Perfect Portfolio

Getting started with an investment account for the first time can be intimidating but it needn’t be. It’s actually quite easy to set up a solid long-term investment portfolio. This month, we show you how.

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