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Tag Archives: Risk Management

  • Podcast

    Skip Horner: A Legendary Adventurer’s Guide To Managing Risk

    How to reach your goals while preventing costly mistakes
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:55 PM


    As a professional adventurer, planning for risk — for danger, for the unexpected — is essential if you want to come home alive. Legendary mountaineer and white water rafting guide Skip Horner attributes his long career and his record of never having lost a client while in the wild to meticulous planning before he embarks on an expedition. Planning in advance allows him and his team to react swiftly when surprises arise, and often to notice adverse conditions developing early and resolve them before they worsen.

    In this podcast, Skip shares his best practices for risk management, many of which universally apply to all dimensions of life including personal safety and financial security. And he drives these lessons home with white-knuckle stories from his personal adventures, when his life was held in the balance.

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  • Insider

    Off the Cuff: Treasurys On The Rise

    Global capital is beginning to seek safe harbor
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:34 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
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:38 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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  • Podcast

    Brian Pretti: The World’s Capital Is Now Dangerously Boxed In

    Creating asset bubbles ready to burst
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 4, 2014, 5:22 PM


    This week Chris speaks with Brian Pretti, managing editor of, 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.

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  • Podcast

    Ask the Adviser: Risk-Managed Investing

    Over the long term, the best offense is a good defense
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:48 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.

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  • Blog

    Straight Talk with Mike Shedlock (aka “Mish”)

    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 4:16 AM


    Today marks the launch of our new and (hopefully) regularly recurring “Straight Talk” series, featuring thinking from notable minds the audience has indicated it wants to learn more about. Readers submit the questions they want addressed and our guests take their best crack at answering. Our hopes are high you’ll enjoy the expert insights and alternative perspectives this new series brings. 

    Our inaugural Straight Talk contributor is Mike Shedlock, author of Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, one of the most visited and respected economic blogs on the Web. Mish is an outspoken deflationist and outlines his rationale for being so in his answers to our questions. He is also a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. 

    1. You’ve gone from mainframe computer programming analyst (in 2005) to being one of the most widely-read econobloggers in the world today. To what extent do you attribute your competitive advantage to holding a non-traditional background vs. the more ‘classically’ trained analysts and commentators?

    Mish: It certainly helps not having a background in economics as taught by academia today. Nearly everyone in academia is a Keynesian or Monetarist.

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