Lessons from the Pros

Aug 1, 2017 Issue

Featured Article

Market Open Gaps and Opportunity

Last week on Thursday represented a day in the US stock markets where a morning opening gap up offered very low risk and high reward opportunity or tremendous risk, depending on your point of view and decision making. My morning prep work that day consisted of finding markets that are opening at price levels where … Read More »


Protecting Your Retirement Part 2

A few weeks ago I started the discussion on protecting your retirement against a market crash or even a severe correction. We discussed the use of derivatives such as options and futures to hedge a market position. In this article, I will continue diving into strategies that could be used for protecting your money in … Read More »

Proactive Investor

Positioning Your Portfolio for Rising Interest Rates

In my last article, Interest Rates and Investing, I described in a general way the expected effects of rising interest rates on different types of investments. We’ll continue that discussion today, focusing on bonds. At the outset, we should acknowledge that an economy is not a clockwork mechanism. No one can say for sure that … Read More »