Asset Allocation for a New Year

It seems like only a few months ago when we were saying goodbye to 2009 and celebrating the arrival of 2010. Well, here we are again. 2010 is over and 2011 is upon us. What does this mean? Well, it means we’re all another year older, and it means we’re one more year closer to [...]

Earn 450% per year!

A couple of weeks ago, I found a website where a registered investment advisor claimed to have devised an ETF trading strategy that earned 27 percent per year since 1996. That’s +3,131.49% total cumulative returned over 15 years. He also claimed the strategy had no down years! Remarkable! Are you impressed? Don’t be. Anyone could [...]

The death of buy and hold has been greatly exaggerated

The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted an article titled How to Play a Market Rally. The first line of that article is an all too familiar piece of active management advice, “Forget buy and hold. It’s time to time the market.” The article degrades from there. The article includes, of course, the point that an [...]