category archives: Secular Bull Markets

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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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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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No Bull, Well.. Not a New Secular Bull Market, Not Quite Yet.

  • Written by David
  • February 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm
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I recently had the opportunity to hear Ed Easterling, founder of http://www.crestmontresearch.com speak about his latest book, ‘Probable Outcomes, Secular Stock Market Insights.’ Easterling made a compeling argument that Secular Bull Markets do not begin with high Price Earnings Ratios (P/E Ratio). As I recently tweeted, “Rich Valuations, Poor Market Returns, S&P 500 Shiller P/E [...]

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