Tag: congress

Don’t Hate on Bonds Just Yet

As we close 2016, every broker and investment adviser is bracing themselves for the onslaught of gripes about bonds. Listen as to why, and avoid the mistake that many will make by ditching this important asset class.

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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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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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Update On Current Investment Strategy

This week, Bill Valentine shares with you how Valentine Ventures is postured with its Growth Assets and what that means for the year ahead.    

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Shutdown…Schmutdown

So….the government is in shutdown status.  But what does that mean for investors? This week Bill Valentine quickly looks at the historical data to give us some guidance on what the future might hold.  

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The Only 5 Figures You Need To Understand About The Fiscal Cliff Deal

In order to prevent the U.S. economy from going over the Fiscal Cliff (the mandated tax increases and spending cuts designed to reduce our Deficit and Debt problem), Congress and the President arrived at yet another 11th-hour deal.  All this “Cliff” talk is wearing on people and perspective has been lost. It’s really not that

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Support Our Going Over The Fiscal Cliff !

This week, Bill Valentine explains that the absolute best resolution to the current budgetary negotiation would be a failed resolution, and thus the full implementation of the tax hikes and spending cuts, known as the Fiscal Cliff, thrust upon our nation. It is clear based on the proposals on the table that our elected officials

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Five Takeaways From The Election For Investors

The election is over and, as I mentioned in the prior Weekly Update, the numbers from InTrade played out as predicted.  The House and Senate numbers also bore out. The emotional fever amongst the nation is still running high.  But as investors, what is the most logical way to view our possible economic futures?  How

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Handicapping The Election

Join me this week for a look at the possible outcomes for the election, as measured on some of my favorite trading and political websites (like www.intrade.com and www.realclearpolitics.com), and see how I’m “Handicapping The Election”.  

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The Fiscal Cliff and Elections Don’t Matter

Have you noticed the rising uneasiness amongst investors, as well as the increase in media noise, regarding the Fiscal Cliff and the Elections, specifically as they relate to the markets? I call it the latest “Whaddabout…?”  Whaddabout the Fiscal Cliff?  Whaddabout the Election? It’s human nature, but people make too big a deal out of

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