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I want to share the information and strategies I’ve secured with others, like myself, who want to protect their investments from stock and bond market risk while still growing their assets.

Ben Reppond, Founder and CEO of Reppond Investments

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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 (about 2 months)[i].  When sharp stock market declines have happened in the past, financial advisors have said things like, “You can’t time the market”, “You have to invest for the long … 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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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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