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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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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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Got Fear?

This week we talk about the Correction, now that we’re in its throes.  What to make of it?  According to Marc Faber, speaking at the CFA conference two weeks ago, the wheels are about to come off the cart. Just what are investors supposed to do with that kind of information? Find out for yourself

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Asset Class Update Part Four: Commodities

Part Four of our Asset Class Update continues this week as Bill Valentine looks at Commodities from several different angles, and discusses how the asset class fits within the current investment portfolio strategy at Valentine Ventures.  

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Top 5 Financial Rip Offs

This week, we share with you our five biggest pet peeves—financial products and services that are almost always a rip off.  As a general rule, the more a product or service is pushed to you, the better it is for the seller, and the worse it is for the buyer.  In the interest of helping

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Invest In Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is all the rage.  Everyone is watching to see if this rogue, digital currency will become a bona fide alternative to dollar based transactions.  Whether it will or will not, we don’t know.  What we do know is if and how you should invest in Bitcoin to make huge amounts of money.  

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Top Ten Investment Ideas For The Rest Of 2013 – Part 2

Drawing from a recent presentation Bill Valentine gave, this week he’s sharing the next 4 of 10 “Investment Ideas for the Rest of 2013”.  Included this week are Alternatives, Gold, MLP’s, and TIPS.  Next week he’ll cover #8-10. As always, these are ideas, not instructions.  Do your own research with your newly gained knowledge.  

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Market Dip? It’s Much Ado About Nuttin’ (honey)

The stock market’s forward progress this year seems to have hit a speed bump.  Naturally, the question becomes, “Is this something to worry about?” The answer can be found by looking at why investors behave the way they do, the proper framing of the last few days, and what real changes there have been (or

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Tale Of Two Markets

To look at U.S. investment markets, there’s not too much to be worried about.  To look everywhere else is a different story.  Which will snap-to-line?  Will the U.S. follow the world lower, or provide the stability of last summer that allows the world to solidify?  This week, Bill takes you across borders and assets classes

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The Graphic Reality

If you watch our “Market Message” videos, you know I’m a huge fan of graphs and charts. Below are five charts previously cited in a “Message” whose changes warrant an updated look. THE MARKET The market appears to be rolling over.  That’s typically a bad sign for the very-short-term (next couple of weeks), but in

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