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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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How Do You Respond to Stock Market Risk?

Stock market risk has increased significantly this year.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 3083 points (over 11%) from January 26 to March 23.  Stocks have continued on a rough ride since. When sharp stock market declines have happened in the past, have you heard financial advisors have say things like, “You can’t time the market”, “You … Continue reading How Do You Respond to Stock Market Risk?

April 19, 2018 No Comments Ben Reppond
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What would Hyman Minsky say about this stock market?

Hyman Minsky, a well-known 20th century US economist, was professor of macroeconomics at Washington University in St. Louis and a distinguished scholar at Levy Economics Institute at Bard College.  He is best known for developing his financial instability hypothesis.  Minsky stated that the greater the stability of the stock market, the greater the instability that … Continue reading What would Hyman Minsky say about this stock market?

February 24, 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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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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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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Why do people lose money in the stock market?

I see many investment choices (usually mutual funds) that include stocks that are related to commodities, energy (oil), and others tied to interest rates. Traditional approaches to investing say that you should include a little bit of everything in your portfolio, because you never know what will go up or down in the future. By … Continue reading Why do people lose money in the stock market?

April 20, 2016 No Comments Ben Reppond
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Are you being fooled? What’s Actually Going on with the Stock Market

Are you being fooled? Do you truly know the health and the state of the stock market? Do you know the warning signs to be on the lookout for? If you’re like most investors the answer is likely no. Besides, why would you? If you listen to the government and the media you’d think the … Continue reading Are you being fooled? What’s Actually Going on with the Stock Market

April 6, 2016 No Comments Ben Reppond
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