The Best Way To Add Yield To Your Portfolio

Many investors dream of passive income.  They picture themselves on the beach sipping a pina colada, and enjoying the income of their portfolio rolling in. (But let's be honest, the Hans Gruber yield days are long gone...) What would you do to achieve an extra 1% or 2% a year, and consequently, an extra $10,000 or $20,000 on your portfolio? I know...

War Stories Over Board Games

This is a pleasantly weird series from Institutional Investor magazine   Bill Gross   Mark Carhart   Britt Harris   Peter Lynch   Henry Kravis   Ken Griffin   Mario Gabelli   Howard Marks   Sallie Krawcheck  

Episode #60: William Bernstein, “The More Comfortable You Are Buying Something, in General, the Worse the Investment It’s Going to Be”

Episode #60: “The More Comfortable You Are Buying Something, in General, the Worse the Investment It’s Going to Be”                       Guest: William (Bill) Bernstein. Bill is a financial theorist, a neurologist, and a financial adviser to high net worth individuals. Known for his website on asset allocation and portfolio theory, Efficient Frontier, Bill is also a co-principal in the money management...

Episode #59: Radio Show: The Death of Value Investing

Episode #59: Radio Show: The Death of Value Investing Guest: Episode #59 has no guest, but is co-hosted by Jeff Remsburg. Date Recorded: 6/22/17 Run-Time: 1:07:08 Episode Sponsors: FoundersCard – The exclusive community for entrepreneurs, innovators, and business professionals offering networking as well as exclusive offerings to the best brands in travel, lifestyle and business. The Idea Farm –The Idea Farm gives...

Episode #58: Axel Merk, “Is Your Portfolio Robust Enough for Whatever Might Be Coming Your Way?”

Episode #58: “Is Your Portfolio Robust Enough for Whatever Might Be Coming Your Way?”                     Guest: Axel Merk. Axel is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments, manager of the Merk Funds. Founder of the firm bearing his name, Merk is an expert on macro trends. He is a sought-after speaker, contributor and author; his book, Sustainable Wealth, describes...

You Don’t Want to Buy Vol, You Want to Sell Vol!

That headline was a response I received from a handful of friends regarding my last post on buying puts as tail risk insurance. And I agree.  Well, sort of. It's been long known that there exists a premium for selling insurance...hey, otherwise why would anyone do it? Now what if you could combine the best of both?  Selling vol to capture the...

Nervous About The Market? It Might Be Time for This Strategy

When the tech bubble collapsed back in 2000, the Nasdaq fell from 5,132 to just 1,470 a few months later. Many popular stocks found their market prices gutted. For example, Cisco lost 86% of its market cap, while Amazon fell over 90% from $107 to $7. Losses such as these decimated investor portfolios. In 2008, it happened again. The average...