Wednesday , 4 August 2021

Asset Allocation

“Unlikely” Doesn’t Mean “Never”: “Rare” Events Happen Surprisingly Frequently in the Markets (+4K Views)

By definition, rare events should seldom occur and applying that understanding to financial markets assumes that all market events follow a normal distribution or, in layman's terms, a bell-shaped curve. More specifically, the statistics say that 99.7% of all daily movements should fall within three standard deviations of the mean, no more. Well, guess what? New research suggests that they clearly don't follow such a pattern - that "unlikely" doesn't mean "never". [Let me expand on that.] Words: 1079; Charts: 1

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Should You Stay Fully Invested In This Environment?

While conventional advice is to always stay invested, this is not the best strategy when we are at the end of the current paradigm. As we enter 2020, the question we have to ask is: How close to the edge of the cliff do we dare to go?...

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REITs – NOT Gold – Are A Better Way To Beat Inflation

If you are near retirement or already in retirement, there are many much better investment options than gold or even recession resilient high-dividend stocks that generate consistent income in both good and bad times. This article examines REITs and explains why they hold the best bet against inflation.

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Protect Your Portfolio From A Possible Trade War – Here’s How

We are living in a highly globalized world with U.S. large cap companies generating a high percentage of their profits from abroad. As such, their exposure to a trade war has never been higher and, should tensions continue to rise, we believe we are set for a disaster to happen. It begs the question: "Where should one invest to “trade-proof” one's portfolio?"

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3 Arguments For Owning Gold

The World Gold Council data shows that...26% of 2018 gold demand was for investment purposes while another 15% was demanded by central banks. Against that backdrop, there are three arguments for holding gold in a portfolio:

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