Tag: volatility

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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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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Growth vs. Value – The Opportunity Now

This month, we share an investment idea that’s performed well for us of late. As always, this is an idea, not advice, and you need to do your own due diligence to determine the suitability of any investment in your portfolio. We hope the lack in production value is more than made up by the

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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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The Impossibility of Market Timing

Market Timing—the act of pulling money out of, and adding back into, the stock market, to add value, is an impossible endeavor. But that doesn’t stop people from making this classic mistake. If you’re among those that is on the sidelines, wondering what to do, this week Bill offers some advice that will take the

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How To Buy Oil

In November, we talked about the case for investing in Crude Oil.  This month, we discuss the ways one can invest in this Commodity.

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