Tag: bear market

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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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 Trump Trade in 10 Charts

Nearly everyone, it seems, has a strong opinion of the President-elect. And the markets are no different. This month, we take you through the narrative that’s evolved since November 8th.

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Is the Election a Black Swan?

Based on the behavior of the stock market, and price of options used to hedge, there is great consternation about the Presidential election next week. Will the election outcome be a “Black Swan” event? Just how should investors prepare for the outcome and the possibility of a market crash?

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The President Doesn’t Matter

Between now and the Presidential Election, expect to hear a lot about which candidate, or party, is better for the stock market. Most of what you will hear is nonsense. This month, we show you that when it comes to the market, the President doesn’t matter.

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Oh, the Volatility!

Something weird is going on. The last two years have seen unprecedented volatility—wild price fluctuation—in the stock market. This month, we look at the causes and implication of stock market volatility.

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Era of Lower

Five years ago, we warned you that investors were headed into an Era of Lower…lower earnings, lower yields, lower investment results.  Unfortunately, it proved to be the case.  This week, we put the Era of Lower into context, and talk about what investors can do to combat the low-ness that’s still to come.

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Why We Like Emerging Markets Stocks Right Now

This month, we make the case for why you need to be invested in the stocks of countries we refer to as the Emerging part of the world. Then, we show you what it should look like in your stock portfolio. As always, these are ideas, not instructions.

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