Category Archives: Must Read

Should Retirees Worry About Bear Markets?

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 21, 2019

Mark Hulbert recently wrote a piece suggesting “Retirees Should Not Fear A Bear Market.” To Wit: “Don’t give up hope. I’m referring to what many retirees are most afraid of:…

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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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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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The Economic Consequences Of Debt

Written by Lance Roberts | Nov, 12, 2018

Not surprisingly, my recent article on “The Important Role Of Recessions” led to more than just a bit of debate on why “this time is different.” The running theme in the debate was…

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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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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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Is The Ballooning Debt Really Inflationary?

Written by Lance Roberts | Apr, 2, 2018

Last week, Kevin Muir wrote a very interesting piece on debt and whether it is inflationary or deflationary. To wit: “One of the greatest debates within the financial community centers around…

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The Debtor’s Prism

Written by Lance Roberts | Mar, 22, 2018

In just a little more than six months, the U.S. national debt has grown by a $1 trillion dollars. Today, Congress will debate on a $1.3 trillion “Omnibus spending bill”…

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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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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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