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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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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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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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