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December 10, 2019

Stocks Are Pointing To A Lower Opening on December 10, Filling The Gap

Stocks this morning are falling in the US with S&P 500 futures pointing to a 10 point drop. Certainly, nothing to worry about, and substantially filling the gap from Friday’s sharp move higher. Exactly as I expected to happen when I noted it yesterday in my midday commentary and last night’s write-up.

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December 5, 2019

Return of The Active Manager

As recently as 2009, active mutual funds enjoyed a market share of over 75%, with passive index funds making up less than 25%. In 2018, active and passive funds reached parity, with each taking about 50%. It’s safe to assume that, once the numbers are tallied, passive funds will overtake active funds in 2019. Howard and Voss eventually expect the split the stabilize at roughly 70% passive index funds and 30% actively managed funds.

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October 1, 2019

The Smartest Investor Who You’ve Never Heard Of

Michael Burry is the smartest investor you’ve never heard of. Well, I say that. If you saw the movie The Big Short, you’ve heard of him. Burry was the eccentric hedge fund manager played by Christian Bale and one of the select few people that both saw the 2008 mortgage crisis coming and managed to profit from it.

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September 24, 2019

Staying Focused In Turbulent Times

In my view, an accurate analysis of the task at hand and the risks ahead are key to any kind of strategy when facing uncertainty. So, here’s how I size things up for what I think may be volatile weeks ahead heading into the fall.With the third quarter drawing to a close, global financial markets remain on edge. The Chinese delegation, here to lay the groundwork for trade negotiations with the United States in October, decided to leave the country early. The market sold off.

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September 17, 2019

10 Emerging Market Stocks That Will Survive The Trade War

As the world’s largest importer – and holder of its largest trade deficit by a country mile – the United States is the planet’s indispensable economy. And emerging-markets stocks, with their dependence on foreign capital and high concentration in cyclical and commodity sectors, are particularly vulnerable to weakness in the U.S.There’s nothing quite like a good trade war to give investors the jitters.

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