Category Archives: Featured Blogs

One Chart Shows Investors Are Dealt A Losing Hand

Written by Lance Roberts | Oct, 9, 2017

The rise in the market has seemed unstoppable. Despite the Federal Reserve continuing to hike interest rates and tightening monetary policy, geopolitical risks from North Korea to Iran, mass shootings,…

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Bull Trap: The False Promise Of Tax Cuts

Written by Lance Roberts | Oct, 5, 2017

Last week, I did a fairly extensive analysis on the release of the 9-page “Trump Tax Cut” plan.  The most important aspect of that discussion was the difference between 1982,…

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4-Warnings For The Bull Market

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 21, 2017

When I was growing up my father, probably much like yours, had pearls of wisdom that he would drop along the way. It wasn’t until much later in life that…

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15-Risk Management Rules For Every Investor

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 18, 2017

Last week, I was discussing the rather “Pavlovian” response to Central Bank interventions which has led investors into a false sense of security with respect to the risk being undertaken within portfolios….

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Everyone’s In The Pool

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 14, 2017

With the market breaking out to all-time highs, the media has started to once again reach for their party hats as headlines suggest clear sailing for investors ahead. After all,…

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Investing Apathy & The Death Of Your Financial Goals

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 11, 2017

Recently, Ryan Vlastelica penned a column suggesting investors should simply be “apathetic” when it comes to their money. “Apathy doesn’t sound like a sensible investment philosophy, but it may be…

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Consumer Credit & The American Conundrum

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 7, 2017

What to do?  This is not as an innocuous question as one might think. For most American families, who have to balance their living standards to their income, they face…

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The Rule Of 20 & The Risk To Passive

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 4, 2017

“The following is an excerpt from this past weekend’s newsletter. I have several follow up articles coming over the next few weeks that will reference Byron Wien’s comments.” The Rule…

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Yes, You Should Be Concerned With Consumer Debt

Written by Lance Roberts | Aug, 31, 2017

Just recently the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released its quarterly survey of the composition and balances of consumer debt. Importantly, it was the fact that total indebtedness reached…

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VIDEO: Why You Suck At Investing

Written by Lance Roberts | Aug, 24, 2017

The three biggest deterrents to investment success for most individuals over time are fees, lack of capital to invest and human psychology. In this video we cover the 9-common psychological…

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VIDEO: Valuations Matter – Even For Millennials

Written by Lance Roberts | Aug, 24, 2017

I recently wrote a blog discussing some of the fallacies and myths surrounding “real” long-term investing especially as it relates to young millennial investors. The valuation levels when you start…

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Has The Fed Completely Lost Control

Written by Lance Roberts | Aug, 24, 2017

An interesting thing happened on the way to World Domination, uhh, I mean “Stability” – the data quit cooperating with the Federal Reserve’s carefully devised plan. Just recently the Federal…

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