2014: Where are we headed?

This past year taught me that the investment markets can stay irrational way longer than many would have imagined; you’d be hard pressed to find any analyst or market pundit who predicted double-digit returns for 2013. The reality is that the markets were driven all year by government/central bank intervention across the globe, which is [...]

January 22nd, 2014|

To Taper or Not to Taper – July Market Commentary

There was no place to hide in June regardless of whether you were invested in equities, fixed income, or commodities.  While we were getting close to correction territory (10% loss or greater) in equities after Ben Bernanke hinted at ‘tapering’ the FED bond purchases as soon as September, the markets quickly rebounded after several FED [...]

July 18th, 2013|

Market Correction and Childbirth… You’re in Good Hands

Now that my wife is almost nine months pregnant (due May 23rd) with our third daughter, we’ve been reminiscing about the last time we were at the hospital for the birth of our second daughter, Alexis.  Some of you may remember that day, too, because you were likely watching one of the cable news stations [...]

April 17th, 2013|

Current Market Perspective: We’ve Seen this Before

Sys·tem·ic According to the website Wikipedia, systemic refers to something that is spread throughout, system-wide, affecting a group or system such as a body, economy, market or society as a whole. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, many politicians, technocrats, media commentators and the like have denied that there are systemic problems in the [...]

April 17th, 2013|

Why We’re Still Bullish on Gold

This past week has been a good reminder of how volatile precious metals can be.  For that very reason, I choose not to buy and sell based on the 200-day EMA like I do with equity investments.  When the precious metals market rebounds, it can shoot up just as quickly as it came down, making [...]

April 17th, 2013|

Investment Strategy Video

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August 8th, 2012|

Last Chance to Receive $100

Don’t miss your last chance!  Rollover your IRA (or an old 401k/403b/457) to Scottrade by April 16th and receive $100.1 In addition, Scottrade will reimburse you for any transfer fees up to $100 that your current custodian charges you for transferring your account.2  Below are additional details to see if you qualify for this bonus. [...]

April 5th, 2012|

Argument for Precious Metals

Below is a point and figure chart. Point and figure charts were how stock market analysts looked at securities in the late 1800s through the 1940s versus the typical charts that we are used to seeing today. Today’s charts are time and value-based, where point and figures are looking at the direction. To get a [...]

April 5th, 2012|

Top 3 Investment Myths

When talking to potential clients about my investment strategy, it’s common to hear a lot of the same arguments for the ‘buy and hold’ strategy that their current investment advisor is utilizing.  Below are the top 3 “investment myths” I hear the big investment advisory firms telling their clients: 1.  Your portfolio will be just [...]

February 10th, 2012|

Market Commentary: Week Ending 01-20-12

This past week was kicked-off on Tuesday with news that China's economy is slowing.  Normally, news that China's high-growth economy is slowing would precipitate a sell-off in stocks.  But, this past week the slowdown news also came with suspicion that a China slowdown would usher in more intervention to stimulate the Chinese economy.  Intervention, stimulus, [...]

January 23rd, 2012|