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Category: Strategist Insights

3 posts categorized as "Strategist Insights"

Volatility – Liability to Change Rapidly and Unpredictably, Especially for the Worse

November 5, 2018

Robert Baker, President, Advanced Asset Management Advisors (AAMA) Volatility is often cited in the financial media with negative connotations. Before we get into our comments, there are two important concepts to bear in mind: Media citations are almost always quoting expected volatility (the ‘VIX’) which is an indication of volatility that will be experienced in…

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Stock Market Seasonals: Time to Sell or Buy?

September 18, 2018

Rusty Vanneman, CFA/CMT/CIO, CLS Investments Many investors believe the next few months are the scariest time of year to be an investor, and some think it’s a time to get out of the market completely. While the first few months of autumn have historically been challenging; for long-term investors, it’s a great time to buy….

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Buy-Write in Rising Rate and Market Downturn Environments

July 5, 2018

Kim Arthur, CIO/CEO, Main Management Rates at Historic Lows, and Increasing The Fed funds rate has been at all time lows in recent years and a number of developed countries have found it necessary to enforce negative interest rates in order to spur growth. Since rates are expected to rise going forward, we looked at…

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