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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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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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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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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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