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What “The Big Short” Can Tell Us About Market Risk

The Big Short is an excellent movie about the 2008 crash, but it tells investors little about how to deal with turbulent and dangerous markets. In fact it may perpetuate bad investing advice.

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The Difference Between Mostly Dead, and Dead

With markets reeling from the global sell off, is there any reason for optimism? This contrarian spells out why the bull market is only “mostly dead”. Also, using The Princess Bride to talk markets? Inconceivable!

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Hyperbole and a Half: Terrible Financial Advice

Around the world this morning, an RBS analyst made headlines telling investors to “sell everything.” What should investors do with sudden and scary advice of that nature?

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Oil: Lower for Longer

We’ve done a little video to try and explain why analysts now expect the price of oil to stay much lower for much longer. It’s a different format than our previous videos, but we think it offers an opportunity to be more informative with a greater impact than some of our other videos. We’ll be […]

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Oil’s Cheap, So Now What?

The price of oil continues to drop, and the temptation to buy is creeping. Before jumping into the energy sector what questions should investors ask themselves about investing in oil stocks?

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What a Race Car Driver Taught Me about Oil Prices

Tesla is all over the news. Most recently I have seen several postings about the new P85D Tesla’s Insane Mode, a setting in the car that delivers the maximum amount of power to the car (a big thanks to my client who sent me the link). Tesla, and it’s CEO Elon Musk (who is a real […]

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Will We All Be Victims of Cheap Oil?

Earlier this year we wrote that Russia’s economy was fundamentally weaker than Europe’s and that their decision to start a trade war in retaliation for economic sanctions over the Ukraine would hurt Russia far more than Europe. As it happened Russia has suffered that fate and had a helping more. The collapsing price of oil […]

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Only Time Gives Clarity to Investors

The reality of the 21st century is that finding clarity in world events for investors is almost impossible. Take the recent price drop in oil, which has been hailed as both a good and bad thing. And as the new lower price of energy slowly becomes the norm, everyday news reports come in about its respective benefits and […]

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Russia’s Entire Stock Market is Worth Less Than Apple Computers

A few days ago a bizarre inversion took place. A single company was suddenly worth more than the entire investable market size of a major economy. While I like Apple a lot and applaud the incredible profitability of the company, this is more a story about how badly the Russian economy is doing. Back when […]

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How To Invest In Energy When You Hate Volatility

***This post will refer to both a mutual fund company and a particular fund. This post should not be construed as endorsing that fund. We always make sure that we cite our sources and in this instance our source is a fund company, and we are not suggesting in any way that you should invest […]

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