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A Stock Market Crash in 2020?

  Yes, according to the “experts”.  These “experts” understand economic and stock market cycles.  The overriding tone of each is that the current 10 year period of economic gains is coming to an end.  No one, including these men, knows the exact month the market will begin its decline.  However, in viewing all of these … Continue reading A Stock Market Crash in 2020?

June 22, 2018 No Comments Sonesta Billow
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Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett

Those saving for retirement should ask two questions: Is my rate of return meeting my expectations? If/when the market collapses, what protections do I truly have in place to protect my assets? Traditional models don’t seem to be working like they used to Traditional investment models typically employ some version of Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT).  … Continue reading Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett

May 17, 2018 No Comments Ben Reppond
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If Hindsight is 20/20, what is Foresight?

In my article of December 20, 2017, I was urging investors to take a more cautious approach to investing in 2018.  For those in retirement or nearing retirement, traditional asset allocation did little to protect portfolios from decline in the last two weeks.  Many revere Warren Buffett.  Think about how much risk he was taking, … Continue reading If Hindsight is 20/20, what is Foresight?

February 14, 2018 No Comments Ben Reppond
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The Value of Tactical Investing in a Falling Stock Market

When the stock market begins to fall, investors ask, “How do I protect my investment?” it is not as simple as just selling everything and sitting in money market.  First, this could trigger long-term or short term capital gains.  Second, this market correction could be brief and one would miss the opportunity for future potential … Continue reading The Value of Tactical Investing in a Falling Stock Market

February 10, 2018 No Comments Ben Reppond
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Why Sector Rotation Makes So Much Sense

Two Methods of Investing While there are many ways to invest, there are two general approaches to investment strategies.  The first approach is called buy and hold investing and is also known as passive investing.  An investor with this type of strategy buys certain stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds etc. and holds them long term … Continue reading Why Sector Rotation Makes So Much Sense

January 24, 2018 No Comments Ben Reppond
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A More Scientific Approach to Investing

How do you lower your investing risk from a more scientific and strategic perspective? At Reppond Investments, Inc., these questions are the focal point of what we do. We believe wealth preservation is possible with investment strategies that carry a goal of producing consistent and positive growth. By conducting true analysis and doing our own … Continue reading A More Scientific Approach to Investing

January 5, 2018 No Comments Ben Reppond
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What Does Bank of America See That Others Don’t?

A recent article at CNBC.com is entitled, Bank of America sees end of bull market coming in 2018: Here’s how it will happen. According to the article, Bank of America Merrill Lynch specifically predicts that the S&P 500 will top out at 2863. According to Michael Hartlett, chief investment strategist at Bank of America Merrill … Continue reading What Does Bank of America See That Others Don’t?

November 30, 2017 No Comments Ben Reppond
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Today’s Stock Market and Your Portfolio Allocation

There are two schools of thought on how to design an investment portfolio. In the first, a “static approach”, an investor puts together a collection of diversified stock and bond funds and leaves it alone, except for periodic rebalancing. In the second school of thought, a portfolio allocation should change over time to reflect the … Continue reading Today’s Stock Market and Your Portfolio Allocation

November 15, 2017 No Comments Ben Reppond
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What are realistic expectations for investment rate of return and risk?

According to this article, the average rate of return for the S&P 500 is about 7% over most 10-year periods – or longer. For most people, the 7% is not the problem—it’s that this average rate of return comes with highs of 30% or more and lows of 30% or more. The person who is approaching … Continue reading What are realistic expectations for investment rate of return and risk?

September 1, 2016 No Comments Ben Reppond
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Brexit has investors asking: Is it really possible to minimize risk in the stock market?

Brexit has brought about a new level of stock market investment risk. Investors are asking: Is it possible to minimize risk in the stock market in these kinds of markets? I believe that the answer is definitely “yes”. To understand why I say this, you will have to get away from traditional ways of thinking. … Continue reading Brexit has investors asking: Is it really possible to minimize risk in the stock market?

July 11, 2016 No Comments Ben Reppond
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