Category Archives: Featured Blogs

There Will Be No Economic Boom – Part II

Written by Lance Roberts | Mar, 8, 2018

On Tuesday, I presented at the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Conference in Houston at which I discussed the issues surrounding financial planning in an environment of high valuations and low…

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Common Trading Mistakes Investors Must Avoid

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 26, 2018

The recent stock market correction, and subsequent rally, revealed the many mistakes that investors consistently make when managing their money. Emotionally driven decisions almost always turn out badly and ultimately…

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Curb Your Expectations

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 22, 2018

“The great economist John Maynard Keynes once said: ‘Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.’” –…

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A Warning Shot For Passive Investing

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 12, 2018

Last week, investors received a “warning shot” about the dangers of “passive indexing.”  While the idea of “passive indexing” sounds harmless enough, we have spilled a lot of ink on this…

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The Fed’s Dependence On Stability

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 5, 2018

Last week, I discussed how the Federal Reserve will likely be the culprits of whatever sparks the next major financial crisis. To wit: “In the U.S., the Federal Reserve has…

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You Should Never Time The Market?

Written by Lance Roberts | Feb, 1, 2018

Just recently, a report was released discussing why you should NOT try and time the market, but rather “just stay invested for the long-haul.”  To wit: “Periods of high volatility and…

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The “Honey Badger” Market

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 25, 2018

There is a LOT of optimism in the markets currently. But why shouldn’t there be? Speaking at Davos, the head of world’s largest hedge fund says “If You’re Holding Cash,…

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COTD – The Pin That Pricks The Bubble

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 22, 2018

Over the past 18-months or so, I have written several articles on the potential for a “market melt-up,” which I updated in last week’s post “Market Bulls Target S&P 3000.” …

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Market Bulls Target S&P 3000

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 18, 2018

It’s a record. As of yesterday’s market close, the Dow crushed its previous record milestone time frame by adding 1000 points to the index in just 8-trading days. The S&P also…

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RIA Chart Book: Q4-2017 Most Important Charts

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 8, 2018

In Q3 of last year, Michael Lebowitz and I decided that each quarter we would produce a “chartbook” of the “most important charts” from the last quarter for you to review. In addition to…

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Can The Fed Really Boost Bond Yields?

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 4, 2018

One of the biggest issues with predictions of rising 10-year bond yields since “bond bears” came out in earnest in 2013, is they have been consistently wrong. For a bit…

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The Top 34 Reads Of 2017

Written by Lance Roberts | Dec, 29, 2017

As we wrap up 2017, all of us at Real Investment Advice would like to share our appreciation for your readership over the past year. Due to your readership, we…

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3-(Mis)Statements About Tax Reform

Written by Lance Roberts | Dec, 21, 2017

With the passage of the Tax Cut And Jobs Act on Wednesday, I wanted to address a few of the questions and misinformation currently circulating about the impact of tax…

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The Rude Awakening Of Slumbering Bulls

Written by Lance Roberts | Dec, 14, 2017

Near the end of each year, Barron’s magazine highlights the outlooks for the next year from 10, or so, Wall Street strategists. As noted recently by Sentiment Trader: “Strategists are…

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The “Exit” Problem

Written by Lance Roberts | Dec, 11, 2017

Last week, I discussed the issue of “bubbles” in the market. To wit: “Market bubbles have NOTHING to do with valuations or fundamentals.” Hold on…don’t start screaming “heretic” and building…

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This Time IS Different, It Just Ends The Same

Written by Lance Roberts | Dec, 4, 2017

This past weekend, I was in Florida with Chris Martenson and Nomi Prins discussing the current backdrop of the markets, economic cycles, and future outcomes. A bulk of the conversations…

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The Mean Reverting History Of Profit Growth

Written by Lance Roberts | Nov, 30, 2017

As the markets push once again into record territory the question of valuations becomes ever more important.  While valuations are a poor timing tool in the short term for investors,…

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