Tag: interest rates

Is the Unemployment Rate Falsely Understated?

The unemployment rate is particularly low right now. A typical objection to the unemployment rate is that it is understated. This month, Bill dives in to the details of the calculation of the unemployment rate to determine if it is accurate and reliable.

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What’s going on with the market?!? – The Market Message

Early February has erased the gains in the market that we saw in January. This month, Bill attempts to ease your concern by offering perspective on the markets, reminding you of the role of the news, and providing you an explanation for recent volatility.

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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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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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