A Preemptive, and Timeless, Portfolio Protection Strategy
Investors constantly focus on the event instead of the opportunity that the event represents. Being retrospective instead of hindsightful helps us learn from our experiences. The length, depth, and scope of the financial crisis correction were unknowns in mid-2007. The parameters of the recent advance were just as much of a mystery--- in April.
Stock Market Corrections Are Beautiful Things - Shopping At The Gap
A correction is a beautiful thing, simply the flip side of a rally, big or small. Theoretically, even technically I'm told, corrections adjust equity prices to their actual value or support levels. In reality, it's much easier than that. Here's a list of ten things to think about doing, or to avoid doing, during corrections of any magnitude:
Managed Asset Allocation - Working Capital Model Part One
The key to successful Investment Management is Asset Allocation, the process of dividing the available investment dollars into two, and only two, buckets: Equity and Income Investments. All investment grade securities fit within one of these two classifications, based solely upon the primary purpose for their ownership. There are several key issues involved in successful Asset Allocation
So, a better question, concern, or observation during a rally (Yes, Virginia, seven consecutive months to the upside is a rally.), given the extraordinary performance scenario that these investors acknowledge, would be: What can I do to take advantage of the market cycle even more effectively--- the next time?
Investment Performance Expectations And Broker Account Statements
Whether you go the discount route through Schwab, Ameritrade, Fidelity, etc., or enjoy a higher level of service through an independent like LMK Wealth Management, you should never be surprised by the market values reflected on your monthly account statement. You should know what to expect.
Investment Grade Value Stock Index (IGVSI) Soars 24%
How's Your Investment Portfolio Doing? Seven Long-Term Indicators
Before Wall Street conned investors into thinking of calendar quarters as "short-term" and single years as "long-term", market cycles were used to test investment strategies. Performance analysis was a test of management style and overall methodology, not a calendar year horse race with one of the popular averages. Bor-ing, yes--- but meaningful.
Investment Performance Evaluation Re-Evaluated: Part Two
The Working Capital Model looks at investment performance differently, less emotionally, and without much concern for short-term market value movements. Security market values are used for buy/sell decision-making. Working capital figures are used for asset allocation and diversification calculations.
Investment Performance Expectations: WCM Fine Tuning
All investors need to become intimate with both the content of their portfolios and the workings of the various cycles that impact on security market values. They need to expect, even anticipate cyclical changes in the market values of their securities by taking reasonable profits in either classification willingly, gleefully, and without hindsight.