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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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Reppond Investments October Performance Update

Attaining investment growth in any market condition is challenging.  Minimizing losses during a market decline is even harder. Investors are often told it is not possible to minimize losses and grow assets.  I believe it is possible in any market condition. The table below reflects real time performance data for my conservative, moderate and aggressive … Continue reading Reppond Investments October Performance Update

October 5, 2016 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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Are Your Retirement Investments Safe?

Minimize Risk Traditional ways of minimizing risk with retirement investments have been upsetting and frustrating to investors. Investors have been told to add bond funds to their stock type mutual funds to mitigate risk in their portfolio. This mixture is intended to operate somewhat as an “insurance policy” against downside stock risk. Investors tell me … Continue reading Are Your Retirement Investments Safe?

August 16, 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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Approaching Retirement: How Do You Invest Your Money?

Experts agree on this: Investment professionals agree that all investments can have times in which they are more “out of favor” than others. It is seldom possible to see these “out of favor” periods coming. Therefore, most investment managers agree that taking risk is unwise for shorter term “time horizons”, especially when it is known … Continue reading Approaching Retirement: How Do You Invest Your Money?

June 15, 2016 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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