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Gold & Stocks Uncorrelated Again?

October 26, 2011
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Yesterday was an interesting day for Gold. During most of the crisis Gold has been a safe haven, going up when stocks go down and going down when stocks go up. This changed in September and this month. Yesterday stocks were down around 2% and Gold was up […]

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Great Article on the Risks of a 60/40 Portfolio But Adding Commodities is Not the Answer

October 17, 2011
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‘Buy-and-hope’ is not good enoughThe author of this article rightly points out the main problem with the typical 60% stock/40% bond portfolio. Stocks are much more volatile than bonds so you could have a period (like 2008) where stocks go down a lot and bonds […]

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Great Article on the Risks of a 60/40 Portfolio But Adding Commodities is Not the Answer

October 17, 2011
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‘Buy-and-hope’ is not good enoughThe author of this article rightly points out the main problem with the typical 60% stock/40% bond portfolio. Stocks are much more volatile than bonds so you could have a period (like 2008) where stocks go down a lot and bonds […]

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Risk vs. Reward—When to be on the sidelines and when to back up the truck

October 13, 2011
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As I write this the market is in rally mode for October and we are hearing the talking heads comment about how the crisis is over. What is an individual investor to do? Markets have trends and countertrends. Trends are the dominant move and countertrends are shorter term […]

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