Tag Archives: investment strategy


DITMo: Eavesdropping on an Adviser Meeting at Starbucks

by Peter J. de Marigny Statistical Mistakes Advisers Tell Clients  I was sitting at a table waiting for my appointment to show up at a local Starbucks when I overheard a financial adviser speaking to a client.  The colored chart printouts for asset allocation relative to the client’s investment horizon, liquidity requirements and risk tolerance filtered down to representative investments […]

Rosenberg: Anniversary of 666 & Government Sponsored Volatility

March 10th, 2010 Two remarkably well thought-out pieces by David Rosenberg, brought to us by Zero Hedge, demand our immediate attention.  Yesterday, Rosenberg used the anniversary of the S&P 500 low of 666 to draw some meaningful comparisons. Today, his discussion on Government sponsored volatility is spot on and needs to be absorbed if a successful investment strategy is to […]

A Review of the RCM Investment Strategy

I have just now ended a conversation with a long-time client and Limited Partner (LP) of our Fortune’s Favor I, LP, (FFI) fund. As I hang up the phone I begin to write. Our healthy dialogue crystallized some thoughts that demand sharing. To begin, a review of the investment strategy that guides FFI may be in order. You may witness our approach in its […]

Greek Bailout Speculation: The Effect on The US$ and Gold

Turn off the TV and forget about the newspaper. If you want to understand the equity market gyrations of the last couple of weeks simply log on to an internet service like Briefing.com and watch for updates to the sovereign debt crisis.   Today’s trading is a perfect example of this new paradigm.  The Greek tragedy has turned into a farce […]

Investment Strategy 2010, Welcome to Our Research Room, US$ vs.Yuan

Investment strategy: Many factors will affect our investment strategy in 2010 not the least of which will be the continued development of the Chinese dragon. The transformation of China into an economic powerhouse will lead to many dynamic investment opportunities for those who can separate the proverbial wheat from the shaft. I can think of no better international combine driver than our own research guru, […]

Stock Market Investing: Fallout From Employment Data

Stock Market Investing: Market action continues to revolve around the fallout from Friday’s employment data. Equity markets consolidate and precious metals take a breather. Yes, I wrote ‘take a breather’. Allow me to state unequivocally, we believe a dubious government supplied employment number lacks the power to end a Gold and Silver generational bull market. If you feel otherwise, please […]

Stock Market Investing: The Dubai Implications, Investment Strategy: Generational Move Unfolding For Gold and Silver Prices

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The news that the sovereign wealth fund of Dubai requested a postponement of billions of dollars of debt this week could pose a big problem for U.S. banks… …Bove said the underlying problem is that there is a lot of uncertainty floating around. For example, there’s little information available about counterparty derivatives, guarantees that transfer default […]

Stock Market Investing: Stay the Course & Ride the Wave, GDP not 3.5%?, Economic Numbers Troublesome, Hyperinflation Rapidly Approaching

Stock Market Investing: No change from last week. The technicals didn’t get much better but an overwhelming tsunami of weak economic data helped to drive the US$ lower and drove both hard asset prices and equity prices higher.Read More… …Meanwhile, even as Brazil implements policy changes to stop its currency from appreciating, the Real advances adding credence to the Economist […]

Investment Philosophy, The Mystery Buyer, Trouble Brewing for Munis, NYS Going Broke, SAC Capital Under the Gun

Every morning my father and I begin the trading session with a review of our investment strategy. We point out pros and cons and attempt to poke holes in theory. We perform this ritual every day, without fail, for the simple reason that when investing in the stock market those who stand still get steam rolled. Success can have the […]

Stock Market Investing: Technical/Fundamental Battle, Investment Strategy: Ride the Gravy Train, FOMC Policy, Consumer Credit, Busi. Bankruptcy

Stock Market Investing: A battle between investment disciplines has developed over the last 3 weeks. As discussed in the Oct. 28th post, numerous warning signs of a technical nature are flashing. However, last week’s news headlines were replete with US$ bearish/equity market bullish fundamental data. Which discipline will ultimately prevail, technical or fundamental? The answer is unclear, for now we […]