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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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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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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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Everything You Need to Know About Oil in Seven Charts

This week Bill discusses what’s going on with the price of oil and how it affects your investing.

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What To Do About REITs Right Now!

Real Estate Investment Trusts, known as REITs, are real estate portfolios that trade as stocks, guided by certain tax rules. They’re also the most liquid way for most investors to invest in real estate. And they’ve done phenomenally since the stock market bottom six years ago…until this month. Is this a temporary pause in a

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Asset Class Update Part Eight: Bonds

We wrap up our Asset Class Update series this week, looking at bonds and fixed income from several different angles and discussing how the asset class fits within the current investment portfolio strategy at Valentine Ventures.

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