Monthly Archives: November 2012

Avoiding Redundant Exposure in an Investment Portfolio

As the public markets open up to facilitate new opportunities for personal investors to diversify their holdings into a new level of breadth, we need to spend more and more time keeping track of the great volume of positions that a portfolio has exposure to. Specifically, because of the scaling benefits presented by fund portfolios, […]

Understanding and Tracking Portfolio Positional Correlations

Positional correlations represent a power and misleading tool for investors to use for examining the implicit risks of their portfolio. These implicit risks are demonstrative of how it is vague market psychological patterns, as traders group specific securities together into batches that they will trade in unison. As these positions are traded in unison, their […]

How to Invest in International Equities

Historically, the average returns of investments placed internationally have greatly outperformed those in North America. Whether this is the result of a developing economy, a changing demographic, a currency or interest rate regime, or even the entrance of new companies into a market place, the opportunity to diversify internationally is an extremely lucrative one. That […]

Tangible Value in Commodity Producers for Investors

Inflation has become a major concern for investors over the last few years. Especially as the European crisis escalates to a point of near catastrophic proportions, investors have begun pouring their funds into tangible materials so as to prevent their portfolio from deteriorating in the face of real value. Unfortunately, these commodities are also losing […]