Category Archives: Featured Blogs

Understanding Market Cycles

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 14, 2019

I was digging through some old charts over the weekend and stumbled across this gem from AlphaTrends which explains the “best time to buy stocks.” “Is it possible to time the market…

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Are We In A Secular Bull Market?

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 7, 2019

Just recently, Jeff Saut from Raymond James made a very interesting statement with respect to the recent market decline. “Speaking to last week’s Dow Theory sell signal, we really cannot decide…

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2019 Investing Resolutions

Written by Lance Roberts | Dec, 31, 2018

The biggest problem for investors is always the bull market itself. When the “bull is running” we believe we are smarter and better than we actually are. We take on substantially…

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What You Need To Know About Bear Markets

Written by Richard Rosso | Dec, 19, 2018

The bullish pundits of the Twittersphere; the pros who never met a stock market they didn’t like, grow increasingly quiet at these times; or masterfully through the art of words,…

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Why Another 50% Correction Is Possible

Written by Lance Roberts | Dec, 10, 2018

All of sudden….volatility. Well, that is what it seems like anyway after several years of a steady grind higher in the markets. However, despite the pickup in volatility, the breaks…

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Is The Market Predicting A Recession?

Written by Lance Roberts | Oct, 25, 2018

There has been lot’s of analysis lately on what message the recent gyrations in the market are sending. Is this just a correction in an ongoing, and seemingly never-ending, bull…

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An Investor’s Desktop Guide To Trading

Written by Lance Roberts | Oct, 22, 2018

Throughout history, individuals have been drawn into the more speculative stages of the financial market under the assumption that “this time is different.” Of course, as we now know with the…

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The Upcoming Bond Bull Market

Written by Lance Roberts | Oct, 11, 2018

The worse things seem, the better the opportunities are for profit. Such is the very nature of investing. Baron Rothschild, an 18th-century British nobleman and member of the Rothschild banking…

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The Risk Of An ETF Driven Liquidity Crash

Written by Lance Roberts | Oct, 1, 2018

Last week, James Rickards posted an interesting article discussing the risk to the financial markets from the rise in passive indexing. To wit: “Free riding is one of the oldest…

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Party Like It’s 1992?

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 24, 2018

Last week, Mark Hulbert warned of an indicator that hasn’t been this inflated since the “” bubble. To wit: “It’s been more than 25 years since the stock market’s long-term…

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The Ingredients Of An “Event”

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 17, 2018

This past week marked the 10th-Anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Of course, there were many articles recounting the collapse and laying blame for the “great financial crisis” at…

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As Good As It Gets

Written by Lance Roberts | Aug, 30, 2018

“Only those that risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot I was reminded of that quote recently as I was reading…

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RIA Chart Book: Q2-2018 Most Important Charts

Written by Lance Roberts | Jul, 5, 2018

As we wrap up Q2 of 2018, Michael Lebowitz and I present our “chartbook” of the “most important charts” from the last quarter for you to review. In addition to the graphs, we provided…

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American Gridlock

Written by Lance Roberts | May, 21, 2018

Over the weekend, I was digging through some old posts and ran across a speech given by Dr. Woody Brock in 2012. Dr. Brock, is an economist who holds 5-degrees in…

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Retirees Face A “Pension Crisis” Of Their Own

Written by Lance Roberts | May, 14, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the coming “Pension Crisis.”  The important point made was the unrealistic return assumptions used by pension managers in order to reduce the contribution (savings)…

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Video: Where’s The Value

Written by Lance Roberts | Apr, 27, 2018

“When you see a bubble, get out of the way.” John Coumarianos recently penned a discussion of a Research Affiliates notes on the over-valuation of U.S. stocks versus international. Read…

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The Pension Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

Written by Lance Roberts | Apr, 26, 2018

Last year I penned an article discussing the “Unavoidable Pension Crisis.”  “Currently, many pension funds, like the one in Houston, are scrambling to slightly lower return rates, issue debt, raise…

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The Risk To Markets – Global Growth

Written by Lance Roberts | Apr, 19, 2018

The stock market has been rallying on the surge in global economic growth (recently monikered global synchronized growth) over the past year. The hope, as always, is that growth is…

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