Tag: elections

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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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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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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Outlook for REITs and Commodities

This month, we look at the updated forecast for publicly traded real estate portfolios (REITs) and Commodities. We’re shortening the length of the video to make it more digestible for people on the go.

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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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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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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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