Tag: foreign markets

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 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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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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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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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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