Recommended Reading for Option Enthusiasts

Options are not that complicated and are greatly misunderstood by not only the general public but also by most investment advisors.  Options do not automatically equal risk.  Sure they can be used to play roulette with the markets but so can any stock.  How many people did you know that bought Apple when it hit…

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The Great Illusion of Past Performance

Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns. This is such an important piece of information the SEC requires that a similar statement accompany any discussion of performance. So why do so many investors still use historical performance data to pick funds? Past performance is a comforting lazy validation of how a fund’s strategy…

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Ten Dollars Per Day

The Power of Savings For most of us retirement is just a word or an event sometime in the future. Maybe we worry about it, maybe we don’t. According to the US Census Bureau, the average savings of a fifty year old is under fifty thousand dollars! Why is this? We believe most American’s have…

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Lorintine Capital SITREP for the week ending 3/20/2015

***************************************************** SITREP: n. a report on the current situation; a military abbreviation; from “situation report”. ***************************************************** The very big picture: In the “decades” timeframe, the question of whether we are in a continuing Secular Bear Market that began in 2000 or in a new Secular Bull Market has been the subject of hot debate among…

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Lorintine Capital SITREP for the week ending 3/27/2015

***************************************************** SITREP: n. a report on the current situation; a military abbreviation; from “situation report”. ***************************************************** The very big picture: In the “decades” timeframe, the question of whether we are in a continuing Secular Bear Market that began in 2000 or in a new Secular Bull Market has been the subject of hot debate among…

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Lorintine Capital SITREP for the week ending 4/2/2015

***************************************************** SITREP: n. a report on the current situation; a military abbreviation; from “situation report”. ***************************************************** The very big picture: In the “decades” timeframe, the question of whether we are in a continuing Secular Bear Market that began in 2000 or in a new Secular Bull Market has been the subject of hot debate among…

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Lorintine Capital SITREP for the week ending 4/10/2015

***************************************************** SITREP: n. a report on the current situation; a military abbreviation; from “situation report”. ***************************************************** The very big picture: In the “decades” timeframe, the question of whether we are in a continuing Secular Bear Market that began in 2000 or in a new Secular Bull Market has been the subject of hot debate among…

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Lorintine Capital SITREP for the week ending 4/17/2015

***************************************************** SITREP: n. a report on the current situation; a military abbreviation; from “situation report”. ***************************************************** The very big picture: In the “decades” timeframe, the question of whether we are in a continuing Secular Bear Market that began in 2000 or in a new Secular Bull Market has been the subject of hot debate among…

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Lorintine Capital SITREP for May, 2015

***************************************************** SITREP: n. a report on the current situation; a military abbreviation; from “situation report”. ***************************************************** The very big picture: In the “decades” timeframe, the question of whether we are in a continuing Secular Bear Market that began in 2000 or in a new Secular Bull Market has been the subject of hot debate among…

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What does it mean to have proper expectations in investing?

Our job as investment advisors is as much about human management as investment management. We spend as much of our time acting as behavioral counselors with clients as we do discussing strategy and markets. In our recent article about quantitative investment management we touched on the limitations of analyzing investment portfolios only by their track record. In…

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