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Instead of Modeling Risk, Why Not Control It?

"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." Warren Buffett To be more successful in helping investors, the professionals that provide guidance to wealthy investors need to step up and take control of risk rather than sitting around figuring how to estimate risk...

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Inside the Investor’s Brain – the power of Mind over Money

Our goal at SmartStops - to teach all investors to think about risk management from the moment they start thinking about entering their position.   Portfolio management theory for diversification is not enough to offer the protection all investors deserve. This book ,...

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Elevating Risk Management

We couldn't agree with some of the commentary from this article in  Financial Advisor Magazine.  Its why we created SmartStops.    The broader message is that indexing is moving past the standard beta carve-ups, such as small- vs. large-cap equities and value vs....

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Preparing for the next Black Swan

Kevin Depew, editor of Minyanville posted an interesting article today at:    http://www.minyanville.com/businessmarkets/articles/collapse-financial-collapse-economic-collapse-depression/6/1/2011/id/34883 And we at SmartStops ask the same question - have people become...

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Top 4 Risks for Baby Boomer Retirement

'Many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers face a significant retirement income shortfall,' writes Alicia Munnell , director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College   As retirees live longer, finances will be stretched thinner.    Alicia Munnell wrote a piece for...

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Market Myths Exploded – doubling down

  as posted at:   http://www.minyanville.com/businessmarkets/articles/market-myth-market-myths-paper-loss/5/25/2011/id/34765  Market Myths Exploded ( A series of articles exposing common misconceptions about investing and trading) Myth # 1 -- Always double down on...

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Don’t Rely on Easy Assumptions of Efficient Market Theory

We couldn't agree with the infamous Dr. Benoit  Mandlebrot  more in this 2009 interview by Financial Times.     Nothing  can prevent a company from a price drop or becoming instantly worthless - NOW  is the time to start again with theories of markets. We can't rely...

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Instead of Modeling Risk, Why Not Control It?

"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." Warren Buffett To be more successful in helping investors, the professionals that provide guidance to wealthy investors need to step up and take control of risk rather than sitting around figuring how to estimate risk...

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The Four Horsemen of the Tech Market

 by Raghu Gullapani,  SmartStops.net contributing editor   AAPL GOOG  IBM  AMZN  Over eight months the market has steadily climbed up. This climb has been led by the technology sector. Four explosive companies have led the charge.    Apple (AAPL) has led the charge...

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Russian Roulette Anyone?

by Raghu Gullapalli -  SmartStops.net contributor SLW, SLV After an extremely volatile week, what can we expect in Silver from the week to come? If you’ve read some of the same reports in the blogosphere I have, you may want to try your chances at Russian Roulette;...

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Three ETFs To Play Water Shortage

Both macro and microeconomic forces suggest that the global water sector is destined to see exponential growth paving the path to opportunity for the PowerShares Water Resources (PHO), the PowerShares Global Water (PIO) and the Guggenheim S&P Global Water (CGW)....

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Three Reasons To Consider Colombian ETFs

As commodity prices continue to increase and the US dollar remains weak, commodity rich frontier markets, in particularly Colombia, may pose an opportunity to investors.  One of the primary drivers behind Colombia’s’ appeal is its vast supply of natural resources. ...

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