category archives: Inverse Asset Classes

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I was Two Years Too Early.. Preserving Wealth

  • Written by David
  • August 10, 2011 at 11:58 am
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In August 2009, I would begin publishing articles on my blog regarding concern for the amount of debt in the world and how that debt would eventually, and negatively, impact financial markets around the world.  In those posts I began to discuss measures I would take to protect client portfolios from large loss when markets [...]

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(No It’s Not) “This Time Is Different; Eight Centuries of Financial Folly”

  • Written by David
  • August 4, 2011 at 9:57 am
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This of course being the title of a book that came to market (ever so timely) in 2009.  The book won instant critical acclaim, and to read it for yourself at a later date, click the link below from amazon to order. However, this is not a book review.  Having read the book, the main [...]

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Managed Futures in the Portfolio; Why and Why Now?

  • Written by David
  • June 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm
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For some time I have been monitoring/researching additional ways to increase client return, while not subjecting their portfolios to undo downside market risk; and the world seems to just get more risky hour by hour. Non-the-less, years ago I was attracted to a certain financial Strategist firm for their prescient ability to include inverse assets [...]

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The Lost Decade for S&P 500 Index, an Update ‘Eleven Years After’

  • Written by David
  • May 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm
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This work comes from Doug Short. The Lost Decade for the S&P 500 Calculations are from the  March 24, 2000 tech bubble high (The NASDAQ all time high of 5,054) to May 20, 2011. A $1,000 invested in March 2000 has merely grown to $1,070.00 eleven years later, in nominal terms. (not adjusted for inflation; [...]

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Search for Safety, Safe assets: nowhere to hide?

  • Written by David
  • February 25, 2011 at 10:40 am
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While browsing the Financial Times (FT) today, I came across this article, Safe assets: nowhere to hide (Click above title to access article) I instantly thought, this headline is not true, there are investment strategies to protect investors during sharp market declines.  David Gratke Wealth Advisors has been using such strategies for nearly ten years [...]

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Dow 9800, What is one to do now?

  • Written by David
  • September 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm
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This posting is a more detailed look at my August 20, 2009 posting Commentary | Where do the markets go from here? I’ve recently begun crafting a short list of topics that have me concerned when viewed against the backdrop of current stock market valuations.  This list will be a work in progress. I could [...]

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Investment Opportunities in a Down Market

  • Written by David
  • June 10, 2009 at 9:43 am
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What to do? What to own? Where to invest? How well are you managing risk these days? Over the years, I have analyzed many a client’s 401k statements. A typical 401k plan allows for many investment options in the name of diversification. Oddly, almost all of these options will lead to a similar result when [...]

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