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Asset Class Update Part Five: Volatility

July 25th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

The Asset Class Update series continues this week as Bill Valentine looks at Volatility from several different angles, and discusses how the asset class fits within the current investment portfolio strategy at Valentine Ventures.


A CORRECTION IS COMING!!!

July 18th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

  

The stock market is headed for a Correction, and eventually a Bear Market.  Wanna know how we know?  You gotta watch the video!


Asset Class Update Part Four: Commodities

July 10th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

 

Part Four of our Asset Class Update continues this week as Bill Valentine looks at Commodities from several different angles, and discusses how the asset class fits within the current investment portfolio strategy at Valentine Ventures.

 


Asset Class Update Part Three: Foreign Stocks

July 1st, 2014 by Bill Valentine

 

Studies reveal that the average American investor invests much more in U.S. Stocks than foreign stocks. Is this good?  What is the basis for a U.S. vs. foreign allocation?  Is now a good time to be under-weight, or over-weight, foreign stocks?  Answers to these question and more in this week’s video “Asset Class Update Part Three: Foreign Stocks”.

 


Does A Low VIX Today Mean A High VIX Tomorrow?

June 27th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

 

This week, Bill talks about the best way to stay up-to-the-minute on investment market affairs—some new website called “Twitter.”

More importantly, he wades into the chorus of discussion about what the new levels of Volatility mean for…volatility.


Asset Class Update Part Two: U.S. Small Cap Stocks

June 20th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

 

This week, Bill Valentine continues his analysis of the current state of the major investment asset classes by looking at U.S. Small Cap stocks from several different angles, and discusses how he views the asset class within the current investment portfolio strategy at Valentine Ventures.


Asset Class Update Part One: U.S. Large Cap Stocks

June 13th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

 

This week, Bill Valentine begins the first of an eight part series looking at the current state of the major investment asset classes.  Bill gives you his perspective on Large Cap U.S. stocks, from several different angles, and discusses how he views the asset class within the current investment portfolio strategy at Valentine Ventures.


Are You An Investor, Or A Gambler?

June 6th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

The investor’s biggest enemy is not the Fed, the economy, or the government.

It’s themselves.

Most investors are plagued by the same behavioral flaws, which work against them every time.  This week, Bill talks about how a gambler’s mentality is the bane of an investor’s return.

 


Are You A Target For Cybercrime?

May 30th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

Cybercrime, like credit card fraud or identity theft, has become so prevalent these days, most people have a story about it.  And while the banks and institutions respond more quickly and effectively than ever, it is also up to you to monitor your accounts and put the safeguards in place to protect yourself and your money.

This week, Bill Valentine considers how to keep prying eyes from asking “What’s in your wallet?”

 


Are We In Another Housing Bubble?

May 23rd, 2014 by Bill Valentine

Home prices, and real estate activity, have picked up dramatically over the last few years, leading some to suggest that we are in another “Housing Bubble.”

This week, our own bubble spotter Bill Valentine weighs in on the question of whether or not we are in a new bubble for real estate, and what that means for the foreseeable future.