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  • 08 Aug
    Signs of Fragility in the Economy Point to an Impending Bear Market. What To Do Now To Protect Yourself.

    Signs of Fragility in the Economy Point to an Impending Bear Market. What To Do Now To Protect Yourself.

    • The last jobs report was good news but it also indicates higher costs and full employment.
    • An “easy to hire, easy to fire” mentality is in the air.
    • Healthcare, cash or short term trades should be the best options in this situation.

    Introduction

    Last week the Nasdaq and S&P 500 reached yet another record high. Aggressive central bank stimulation pushes investors to disregard risks and look for any kind of yield or growth. Not looking at risk is the worst thing an investor can do, but they also shouldn’t fight the trend. More →

  • 07 Aug
    Sunday Edition: Setting Reasonable Investing Expectations

    Sunday Edition: Setting Reasonable Investing Expectations

    The story of the tortoise and the hare teaches us that the prize doesn’t always go to the swift, who are sometimes easily distracted, but often ends up in the hands of the one who perseveres regardless of speed.

    This apologue is even more true when applied to investing. Many investors are too easily lured by “get rich quick” investing schemes and strategies, rather than safe and consistent compounding month after month, using what some might consider a boring strategy. More →

  • 05 Aug
    Where The Risks Are: It’s Not Where You Might Think…

    Where The Risks Are: It’s Not Where You Might Think…

    • Car sales are in a downtrend and PMI is falling, which ties the FED’s hands.
    • Japan has just entered into direct economic stimulus with $273 billion.
    • The Bank of England behaves like the economy is in a depression, cutting rates and printing money.

    Introduction

    Yesterday we discussed how China isn’t as big of a risk as many would like to make it out to be. Today, we are going to go through the latest data from the U.S., Japan and Europe in order to assess their riskiness. More →

  • 04 Aug
    Forget The News: If You’re Not Exposed to China, You Should Be. Find Out Why.

    Forget The News: If You’re Not Exposed to China, You Should Be. Find Out Why.

    • Don’t be scared by the news, China is growing strong and has incredible future prospects.
    • Temporary bumps are and will continue to be normal.
    • Portfolio diversification with China is essential for increased returns in the future.

    Introduction 

    Exactly a year ago fears around slower economic growth in China, the Yuan devaluation, and oil prices below $40 were the main catalyst for a market correction. The S&P 500 fell from 2102 points on August 17, 2015 to 1867 points on August 25, 2015. More →

  • 03 Aug
    Investing In REITs Is Great, But Not Right Now

    Investing In REITs Is Great, But Not Right Now

    • On one hand, REITs offer higher dividend yields, inflation protection, real estate diversification.
    • On the other, REITs are highly leveraged and consequently have more downside when economic circumstances turn.
    • Don’t get tempted by the higher dividend yields of the general REIT market now, security selection is the only option for profitable longer term REIT investments.

    Introduction

    As we promised in our farmland article, today we are going to talk about Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). We are going to discuss what REITs are, what benefits they offer, what risks there are with them and what the current market perception for them is, whether overvalued or undervalued. More →

    By Sven Carlin Investiv Daily REITs
  • 02 Aug
    Euphoria & Denial Point to the Last Days of the Bull Market

    Euphoria & Denial Point to the Last Days of the Bull Market

    • Risks are cumulating and getting bigger.
    • U.S. GDP growth is slower than expected, earnings and oil prices continue to decline.
    • Japan is unable to grow while BREXIT risks are still unfolding.

    Introduction

    It is difficult to find good news lately. The last really good news was the June jobs report when 287,000 jobs were added. Since then, most of the news seems dismal, however, it has yet to have a negative impact on financial markets. It’s as though investors are just hoping for something good to happen in the future. As hopes are an immaterial human feeling, they should not be the base for investment decisions. More →

  • 01 Aug
    Should You Invest in Boring Farmland?

    Should You Invest in Boring Farmland?

    • Global demand for food is going to increase by 50% in 2050, while farmland supply is pretty much fixed.
    • Historically farmland returns are an inflation hedge and have low volatility.
    • REITs give retail investment options.

    Introduction

    With low general yields and high stock valuations, you might want to look at other types of assets to improve your diversification and returns. An interesting asset to own is farmland. More →

    By Sven Carlin Farmland Investiv Daily
  • 31 Jul
    Sunday Edition: Put Selling as a Conservative Investing Strategy

    Sunday Edition: Put Selling as a Conservative Investing Strategy

    We recently decided to add a Sunday Edition of Investiv Daily to mix it up a bit. We hope you are enjoying the daily content provided by Sven Carlin, one of the sharpest analysts and investors we know.

    In the Sunday Edition we plan to publish content which is more educational in nature and can help you become a much better investor. More →

  • 29 Jul
    Corporate Earnings of the S&P 500’s Top 10: Why It Is Important for You

    Corporate Earnings of the S&P 500’s Top 10: Why It Is Important for You

    • Corporate earnings and fundamentals are variable, pick the stocks that best suit you.
    • There are low PE ratio stocks, high growth stocks, and high dividend yielders – anything you might want.
    • But be aware: some companies engage in buybacks that are detrimental to shareholders’ value.

    Introduction

    When you add up the top ten companies by weight, they account for 17.7% of the total weight of the S&P 500. For investors who are heavily invested in the S&P 500, following the earnings of its top ten companies is essential in order to understand the risks and rewards of being invested in the index. In this article we are going to assess the current market situation by looking at what has been going on with the 10 biggest companies in the S&P 500 index. More →

  • 28 Jul
    Can Your Portfolio Withstand Any Economic Environment? See What Ray Dalio Has To Say

    Can Your Portfolio Withstand Any Economic Environment? See What Ray Dalio Has To Say

    • With 86 months of economic growth and growing money supply, the current economic environment might soon change.
    • On top of the beta returns, specific alpha asset allocation can further increase your returns.
    • In this article you will find a strategy that works at all times.

    Introduction

    Ray Dalio is the most successful hedge fund manager by net gains. His Bridgewater Pure Alpha fund reached $45 billion in net gains in 2016 beating George Soros with $42.8 billion in gains since inception. What’s even more impressive is that Dalio has reached such a performance with only 4 negative years in the 40 year period. More →

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