Tag: emerging markets

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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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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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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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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Are we in a Bear Market?

In light of the horrific start to 2016 for investors, the question many want answered is, “Are we in a Bear Market?”  This week, we address the are-we or aren’t-we, and what to do or not-do about it.

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Buy Oil

The price of Oil has fallen dramatically lately, leading nearly everyone to suggest that it will stay lower, for longer, than anyone could have ever imagined.  But we think that’s dead wrong.  (As always, take this month’s message with a grain of salt—your investment decisions are your own, and be sure to read our disclaimers).

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What Role Does Fear Play in Your Life?

What’s the worst thing about investment market panics, corrections, crashes? The loss of wealth?  No.  Not even close.  The worst thing is the damage it does to the quality of life of a segment of the population that can’t help but let fear creep in.  This must, and can be, stopped!  Learn how with this

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Five Terms and Charts for Understanding the Mini-Crash

Last week was tough for investors.  Global market volatility manifested in losses across most risk asset classes. This week, Bill deconstructs what’s happened and shares the technical terms that explain current conditions.  He goes on to share the five most important charts for how to see where markets are headed from here, and why.

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Travel and See The World!

Last week, Bill Valentine made the case for investing away from U.S. stocks in 2015. This week, he gives you the context with which you can approach this endeavor. Bueno suerte!

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Do You Believe Everything You Think? – Part 1

One of the most dangerous set-ups with investing is when you find yourself not questioning your beliefs.  By accepting as fact your current predictions about the future, you leave yourself vulnerable to that which you can’t conceive.  No mind can adequately factor in all outcomes with investing. This week, we begin by addressing the first

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