Tag Archives: Allocation

Gold: The Best Long Term Investment – Gallup Survey

I don’t blame you.  Interest rates are next to nothing.  Stocks are experiencing frequent bouts of high volatility.  Pop went the real estate bubble.  Gold has increased in value on a yearly basis for the last 10 years.  I’m all … Continue reading

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Revisiting “Sell in May and Go Away”

This is a slightly stale press release by now, but on April 17th BofA Merrill Lynch released its monthly Fund Manager Survey.  I revisit the topic because as May begins, I cannot help but to hear a discussion about, “Sell … Continue reading

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Anecdotal Evidence of Economic Expansion

Land surveying is one of the foremost leading indicators of economic activity. It is a required procedure for most every form of construction. If Target wants to create a new island in their parking lot, it requires a survey. If … Continue reading

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Mixed Data, Mixed Reaction, Awaiting AAPL

The first tick on the SPX today was slightly negative–the low of the day. From there, the SPX made its way to 1375, pausing only briefly in advance of the 10 AM economic releases. Although several indicators came out this … Continue reading

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Seriously Negative Alpha

With the S&P 500 up nearly 9% since the beginning of the calendar year, it would be prudent to take the opportunity to understand your game theory going forward. As I’ve previously stated, I believe a consistent 5% annualized return … Continue reading

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