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Off the Cuff: Treasurys On The Rise

Global capital is beginning to seek safe harbor
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 1:34 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Brian discuss:

  • Treasurys On The Rise
    • Global capital is beginning to seek safe harbor
  • Mispricing Risk
    • The biggest failing of today's markets
  • The Ticking Sovereign Debt Timebomb
    • It's a questions of "when" not "if"
  • The Supremacy of Risk Management
    • Should be the #1 focus of the prudent investor
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Off the Cuff: Capital Is Sloshing Recklessly Around the World

Moving prices out of whack more than anything else
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 3:38 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Brian discuss:

  • The Sloshing Tsunami of Global Capital
    • It's pushing prices around more than any other factor
  • Concerning Correlations
    • Markets are too correlated for their own safety righ tnow
  • The Wisdom of Playing it Safe
    • At its most valuable when it's hardest to practices
  • How The Next Market Break May Differ From 2008
    • Not enough suckers left?
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Brian Pretti: The World's Capital Is Now Dangerously Boxed In

Creating asset bubbles ready to burst
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 1:22 PM

This week Chris speaks with Brian Pretti, managing editor of ContraryInvestor.com, a financial commentary site published by institutional buy-side portfolio managers. In their discussion, they focus on the global movement of capital since quantitative easing (QE) became the policy of the world's major central banks.

The ensuing excellent discussion is wide ranging, but the key takeaway is that capital is being herded into fewer and fewer asset classes. With such huge volumes of money at play, very crowded trades in assets like stocks and housing have resulted -- bringing us back to familiar bubble territory in record time. » Read more

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Ask the Adviser: Risk-Managed Investing

Over the long term, the best offense is a good defense
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 7:48 PM

If you have money in the financial system (stocks, bonds, retirement funds, etc.) and you share the same skepticism most of our readers have about the markets' future stability, how should you invest those funds?

Most of the folks who inquire about our endorsed financial advisers are far more interested in preserving the purchasing power of their wealth vs. aggressively trying to beat the market average each year. But how exactly does one do that?

In this week's podcast, Chris sits down again with Mike Preston and John Llodra to discuss risk-managed investing. » Read more