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Category: Investing

Sailing Through The Storm

Staying the Course – Global Equity Markets, Hurricanes and Your Financial Future In 2011, my family and I departed on a three-year sailing adventure beginning in the Caribbean, taking us through the Panama Canal, and across the South Pacific. In the years since, I have shared stories with family, friends, and clients about the once…

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Modern Portfolio Theory and the 2020 Bear Market

Modern Portfolio Theory, Two Decades of Real Life Investing, and the 2020 Bear Market Summary: Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) was emerging as the leading scientific investment approach in the 1980s. A small number of firms started implementing the academic strategies of MPT over the course of the 1990s, of which Navigoe was one. Navigoe’s approach…

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Navigoe Update: COVID-19

Following is a letter that was sent to all Navigoe clients on the evening of Thursday, March 12, 2020. Good evening, I hope this email finds you and your family healthy and doing well. For all of us, staying healthy through this current coronavirus outbreak is very important. I want to provide you with an…

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Investing with the Coronavirus

It appears that the real risk to stock markets is an overreaction, to the overreaction, of currently understood effects of the coronavirus Covid-19. The best defense to such a reaction is a globally diversified portfolio with a proven strategy to weather market storms. Viruses are a common part of human life. We live with them…

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Why the Dow Can’t Tell You How to Manage Your Portfolio

Whenever people refer to the “market,” I’m reminded of the line from “The Princess Bride”: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” It’s not just a question of semantics. An overly narrow view of what constitutes the market could lead to less than optimal investing and…

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Trump vs. Clinton: What the Election Means to Investors

If you’re like most people, you can’t wait for this presidential election to be over. Then your Facebook feed will finally go back to photos of kids, puppies and food. Until then, you get mudslinging. Every election year, we’re worn out by the bickering campaigns, the endless commercials and mailers and that crazy uncle who…

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Brexit – The BBC’s sequel to Downton Abbey

The real cause of yesterday’s vote by the British electorate to end its membership in the European Union was actually a well-executed plot by the BBC. With the BBC hit, Downton Abbey, ending after six seasons, the executives were searching for another multi-season blockbuster to help justify their special status as a quasi-public broadcaster. Add…

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Ted Cruz Is Making One Texas-Sized Investing Mistake

This Money Magazine article looks at the presidential candidate’s own finances. Navigoe Founding Partner, Scott Leonard, was again asked to evaluate the candidate’s investment portfolio. Cruz’ lack of diversification may offer valuable lessons for other investors. Read the full article here: Ted Cruz Is Making One Texas-Sized Investing Mistake

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Money Magazine asks Scott Leonard to comment on Jeb Bush’s Personal Investments

Money asked Navigoe Founding Partner, Scott Leonard, to evaluate Jeb Bush’s investments for an article. Scott was quoted multiple times, noting that Bush’s portfolio consists of an unwieldy thicket of investments rather than a coherent plan. This year Navigoe launched a new portfolio evaluation service. For $250 we will provide an “Investment Report Card.” If…

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