The Hog Blog

How Much Fear Is Out There?

October 17th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

  

There is a fascinating development in the Bond Market that speaks volumes about today’s stock investor. See the stunning information in this “graphic” description of how today compares to past sell-offs – in emotional terms.


Are We Entering Another Bear Market?

October 10th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

  

The two questions on everyone’s mind are: “Is this the beginning of a Bear Market?,” and, “If so, what should we do with our investments?.”   This week, Bill Valentine answers both questions.


Why Would Bill Gross Go To Janus?

September 26th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

  

Bill Gross, the most ubiquitous of the big bond guys, left his mothership, PIMCO, to go to work for a competitor in one of the most puzzling career moves ever.  Let’s look at why it makes no sense.


There’s a HUGE Bubble Right Now! Look Out!

September 19th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

  

Bubble-spotting is a hobby at Valentine Ventures, and this week, we want to point out one that is massive in dollar terms, wide in scope, and that has ramifications for an entire generation.


Asset Class Update Part Eight: Bonds

September 5th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

  

We wrap up our Asset Class Update series this week, looking at bonds and fixed income from several different angles and discussing how the asset class fits within the current investment portfolio strategy at Valentine Ventures.


Asset Class Update Part Seven: Foreign Currencies

August 29th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

  

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


Asset Class Update Part Six: REITs

August 22nd, 2014 by Bill Valentine

 

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


And Now…A Word From Vladimir Putin

August 15th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

 

Recently it was reported that Russian cyber-thieves absconded with billions of internet email address, logins, and passwords.  Russian President Putin this week does a guest spot on “The Market Message” to provide viewers with a solution to this crisis.


Got Fear?

August 8th, 2014 by Bill Valentine

This week we talk about the Correction, now that we’re in its throes.  What to make of it?  According to Marc Faber, speaking at the CFA conference two weeks ago, the wheels are about to come off the cart.

Just what are investors supposed to do with that kind of information?

Find out for yourself in my latest Market Message “Got Fear?”.


Break Free Of Your Shackles

July 31st, 2014 by Bill Valentine

Money is not the key to happiness. A full life is.

But to truly live fully, we have to break free of what Bill Valentine calls the “Four Shackles”.

Join us this week as “Confessions of a Money Manager” returns for this Rich Living lesson.