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*NOTE: In the next several weeks, I’ll be hitting the road doing presentations and meetings with financial advisors all over the country.  If you happen to work in Miami, Atlanta, South Carolina, Portland, San Francisco, Colorado, Kansas City, Cleveland, or Dallas, email us at solutions@pensionpartners.com and let us know. “My purpose is to make my […]

Cash is King

With 2 weeks to go in 2018, cash (short-term treasury bills) is king, outperforming all of the major global equity indices. Intermediate-term bonds (10-year treasury) are also down on the year due to the rise in interest rates. If this holds through year-end, it would be the first time since 1969 that both stocks (S&P […]

Copper is said hold a PhD in economics, its price movements containing key information about the U.S. stock market and the economy. With the sharp decline in the metal of late (52-week low, down 17% YTD), many are suggesting this is a negative omen. Does the historical record confirm this assertion? Let’s take a look. […]

The #1 Rule in Investing

“Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.” – Warren Buffett With all due respect to Warren Buffett, the #1 rule in investing is not anything close to “never lose money.” In fact, the entire notion is absurd. Anyone who has ever invested in the history of the world […]

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Everything is Awesome!

The Dow has not had an intraday move greater than 1% in the past 51 trading days. That’s a new record. What was the prior record? A 50 trading-day run that ended in February of this year. In 2008, there was only a single trading day with an intraday range less than 1% (December 24, […]