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  • Prepare Your Portfolio For Market Turbulence
    Tue, Oct. 21 AGG, BAB, EDV 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Think of your portfolio as a sailboat, not as a pie chart.
    • Base your allocations on the behavior of the asset, not the asset class.
    • Personalize the portfolios to your beliefs about the markets.
    • Third Quarter Review of Asset Classes and Markets.
  • Managing Market Risk With A 3-D Portfolio
    Tue, Sep. 9 Comment!

    Summary

    • Stock and bond markets are expensive.
    • Most asset-allocations are one-dimensional.
    • Manage portfolio risk with a 3-D portfolio.
  • All-Weather Portfolio Mid-Year Review
    Mon, May. 26 BWV, EDV, FFA 11 Comments

    Summary

    • The year is marked by a flat stock market and a bullish bond market.
    • An All-Weather Portfolio will capture gains from stocks, dividends and protect against inflation.
    • Asset Allocation Recommendations going forward.
  • The Case For Owning Treasuries
    Tue, May. 13 TLT 9 Comments

    Summary

    • The Federal Reserve's balance sheet has expanded significantly since the taper announcement.
    • Interest rates have over-reacted to the Fed's actions.
    • Treasuries continue to hedge portfolios against equity volatility.
  • Lessons From Brazil, A Difficult Investment Climate
    Fri, Apr. 25 EWZ, BRZU, BZQ 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Brazil suffers from three problems. Poor market performance, rapid currency devaluation and high inflation. These are illustrative for U.S. investors.
    • These three problems create problems for Brazilian investors and make it difficult to save money.
    • Brazilians should save a portion of their money outside Brazil.
  • Fed Purchasing 20% Of New Issuance
    Dec. 22, 2013 EDV, TLT, VGLT 7 Comments
  • Economic Data Shows A Slowing Economy
    Oct. 20, 2013 TIP, TIPZ, VTI 11 Comments
  • QE Infinity - More Money Printing?
    Sep. 20, 2013 TIP 40 Comments
  • Income Strategies For Raising Rate Markets
    Sep. 12, 2013 AGG, BND, BOND 10 Comments
  • Low Interest Rates Ahead
    Aug. 7, 2013 BND, BOND, BSCG 13 Comments
  • Navigating Your Portfolio Through Fed Speak
    Editors' Pick • Jul. 4, 2013 AGNC, FOF, GLD 20 Comments
  • Prepare For The Coming Retirement Crisis
    May. 24, 2013 SPY 35 Comments
  • What You Are Told About Inflation Protection Is Wrong
    Apr. 29, 2013 GLD, SPY, TIP 20 Comments
  • Protect Your Portfolio With Cushion Bonds
    Apr. 22, 2013 NRU 1 Comment
  • Reduce Risk With This High-Beta ETF Hedge
    Apr. 8, 2013 SPHB Comment!
  • How To Make Money With Modern Money Theory
    Mar. 31, 2013 EDV, IPE, PKB 17 Comments
  • Inflation, Growth Or Deflation: What Next?
    Mar. 22, 2013 IPE, JNK, PFE 10 Comments
  • Allocating Within The All-Weather Sailboat Portfolio: Part 2
    Mar. 20, 2013 SPY, AGZ, IPE 11 Comments
  • Prepare Your Retirement For The Coming Inflation
    Mar. 17, 2013 SPY, VTI 13 Comments
  • How To Profit From Quantitative Easing
    Mar. 12, 2013 EDV, MBB, VGLT 5 Comments
  • Allocating Within The All-Weather 4 ETF Portfolio
    Mar. 11, 2013 MBB, PFF, PFXF 12 Comments
  • The Market Has Recovered - Congratulations You've Lost 28 Percent
    Mar. 8, 2013 AGZ, BSCJ, DEM 30 Comments
  • Why Asset Allocations Fail And What You Can Do About It
    Mar. 7, 2013 EXT, GLD, IDU 6 Comments
  • Does GDP Drive Market Returns?
    Mar. 6, 2013 PLW, SPY, TLH 3 Comments
  • Manage ETF Volatility With Matched Trading
    Mar. 6, 2013 EDV, EXT, F 2 Comments
  • Build A Reliable All-Weather Portfolio With 4 ETFs
    Mar. 3, 2013 EDV, ILB, IPE 28 Comments
  • Sequestration And Money Pressure: Prepare For Deflation
    Feb. 28, 2013 VGLT, TLT, TLO 7 Comments