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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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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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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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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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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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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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