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06 Dec 2016
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Everyone’s Banking on a Rate Hike

When the Federal Open Market Committee finally raised rates to the 0.25% to 0.50% last December, it was the first time in seven years. Indeed, the  fact that we just quote those minuscule rates and a range instead of fixed level shows just how different a rate environment we ended up in after those seven […]

02 Dec 2016

Weekend Reads: Handling Risk

I learned that it is not necessarily the system that makes you the money but the way you handle risk. Going home flat – (Futures Magazine)   The hallmark of a good investor realizes that the rules do apply to them and they own the fact that they are no more gifted or special than […]

01 Dec 2016

What’s Happened Thus Far in 2016

Twenty-sixteen is proving to be quite a cyclical year. What started as a free fall for stocks, world stocks, bonds, and commodities in the first two months ended with a quick recovery the months following. At one point the current leaders on the scoreboard were down -7.74% (World Stocks) -7.25% (Commodities) -5.11% (Stocks) and -4.80% […]

30 Nov 2016
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Are Alternative Investments Worth It?

We’ve been waiting… and waiting… and waiting… for the markets. to. finally. move. With the election over, we’re now seeing it unravel. The U.S. Dollar Index is at levels not seen since 2003, Copper has roared up 20% in a week, and Gold is getting crushed. And that short list doesn’t include the biggest “market” […]