TRENDS & TAIL RISKS™

A monthly publication dedicated to the principle that deeper and broader knowledge drives superior investment results

Chokepoint

POSTED ON March 4th - POSTED IN Bonds, Greece, Risk, Thinking About the Future, Diversification

By Lewis Johnson - CHIEF CONCLUSION Chief Conclusion: We believe that investors can best reach their goals through the ownership of a well-diversified portfolio, held patiently. This requires understanding the truism[…]

Changes in the Rules of the Game

POSTED ON April 16th - POSTED IN Bonds, Gold, Portfolio Construction for a Challenging World

By Lewis Johnson - CHIEF CONCLUSION In complex times, it’s important to focus.  From where I sit, it seems that there are two big things going on in global markets right now.  The first is a cyclical downturn of[…]

Risk Management in an Uncertain World: Asset Allocation 1 - Timing Fairy 0

By Lewis Johnson - CHIEF CONCLUSION Last week the equity market suffered the fastest drop ever from an all-time high.  We believe that the violence of this collapse makes a strong case for professional risk management[…]

Everybody Has a Plan 'Til They Get Punched in the Face

POSTED ON August 22nd - POSTED IN Bonds, Gold, Risk

By Lewis Johnson - CHIEF CONCLUSION Mike Tyson says that everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face. That’s when life gets real and many plans fail. Volatile markets just punched many investors in the[…]

Risk Is Not What They Tell You It Is

POSTED ON August 8th - POSTED IN Bonds, Risk

By Lewis Johnson - CHIEF CONCLUSION Sometimes the strength of the whole can be dependent upon what may seem an unimportant or even paradoxical piece.  Investing can be like that too.  In our opinion, the best[…]

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