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Will Gold Help a 60/40 Portfolio?

Written by John Coumarianos | Nov, 21, 2018

I noted recently that the classic balanced or 60/40 portfolio has a difficult time in periods of inflation. Bonds deliver fixed dollar interest, so they obviously fare poorly during inflation….

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3-Dangers Of Indexing

Written by Richard Rosso | Nov, 21, 2018

The concept was so simple it was genius. Create a fund that mirrors the stocks of the S&P 500.  In 1974, Nobel prizewinning economist Paul Samuelson suggested the concept, a…

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Why Another Volatility Spike May Be Ahead

Written by Jesse Colombo | Nov, 19, 2018

In early October, when the U.S. stock market had reached an all-time high and investor sentiment was extremely complacent, I published a warning in Forbes called “Why Another Market Volatility…

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The End Of The Tax Cut Boost

Written by Lance Roberts | Nov, 19, 2018

Last week, I touched on the issue of corporate profits and tax cuts. While the promise was that tax cuts were going to a massive boost to economic growth, the…

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Which Smart Beta Was Smartest in October?

Written by John Coumarianos | Nov, 19, 2018

It’s no secret that October was a bad month for stocks. The S&P 500 Index dropped nearly 7%, including dividends. Granted, the index still had a positive return for the…

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Kass: Who Is Swimming Naked?

Written by Doug Kass | Nov, 14, 2018

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffett Bear markets and steep corrections reveal the bad actors. The recent market schmeissing has…

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Yes, We Are In Another Tech Bubble

Written by David Robertson | Nov, 14, 2018

Technology has touched our lives in so many ways, and especially so for investors. Not only has technology provided ever-better tools by which to research and monitor investments, but tech…

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These Are The Headlines You See In A Bubble

Written by Jesse Colombo | Nov, 13, 2018

The world has gone completely startup crazy over the last several years. Spurred by soaring tech stock prices (a byproduct of the U.S. stock market bubble) and the frothy Fed-driven economic…

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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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Do You Really Need Half Your Money In Stocks?

Written by John Coumarianos | Nov, 12, 2018

We’ve all been conditioned to think the balanced portfolio is a touchstone of investing. For many investors, it provides enough exposure to the stock market (60%) to produce a healthy…

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