Required Rate of Return
by Quint Tatro
Asset allocation can be loosely defined as an individual’s exposure to stocks versus bonds. Risk tolerance is the measure of a person’s ability to withstand portfolio volatility and thus plays a direct impact on an individual’s asset allocation. Historically, it has been a common practice to correlate risk tolerance with age, with the general idea […]
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Something Smells
by Quint Tatro
On Monday night, the overnight lending rates between banks jumped as high as 10%, significantly higher than the Fed Funds targeted rate of 2 – 2.25%, often used as a general benchmark. By Tuesday morning, the Federal Reserve of New York had to inject over $55B in funds to quell the demand and calm the […]
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Be Careful Little Eyes…
by Quint Tatro
I don’t know a single parent who is not sensitive to outside ideas to which his or her child is exposed. Whether it be an inappropriate show, song or graphic image, regardless of our political views, religious affiliation or educational background, I think we can agree that it is wise to monitor what our children […]
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A Bigger Can, A Longer Road
by Quint Tatro
As you already know, I refuse to write simply to produce content. I value your time and the last thing you need is another piece of non-significant prose populating your inbox. Despite many of the recent headlines, I find little significance surrounding the inverted yield curve and the short term updates regarding China trade-talks.   […]
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Lots of Noise, Zero Progress
by Quint Tatro
I just returned from New York, where I had the great privilege of appearing on some of the most widely watched financial news programs in the entire world. I’m often asked how this came to be. How did a nobody from Kentucky not only receive an opportunity for one appearance much less the ability to […]
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Another Fed Led Rally
by Quint Tatro
Quint sat down with the folks from Bloomberg to discuss his view about the current market rally. After predicting a significant bounce was on the horizon, he now feels the bounce is overdone and is cautious regarding more upside.
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It’s All About the Debt – Mark Hendrix
by Quint Tatro
As stocks work off a knee jerk reaction to the worst December sell off since 1932, traders are wondering what matters most to the market right now. Several times in the past month, market weakness has been lifted by the fake news of a trade deal with China. That unconfirmed rumor has propelled stocks higher […]
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Onward and Upward – Is the Bear Market Over?
by Quint Tatro
One of the most important things I have learned, as a parent, is to discuss with my boys the challenges of life outside of the situation that is actually taking place. Of course, this lesson resulted following periods of great frustration during which I tried to question the rationale of a decision in the midst […]
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Much Better Prices
by Quint Tatro
I am the last one to make light of equity declines. Despite how much cash one may have on the sidelines, it is never fun to lose money. This is not a piece to discuss the challenges facing the economy or the market because, by now, you know exactly what that is. I believe we’ve […]
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Close but not yet…
by Quint Tatro
In July, I wrote a piece stating ‘The Market Character has Changed.’ I was made fun of for being too cautious and missing out. In September, I wrote a piece regarding action steps to take ‘While Times are Good‘, and when I didn’t agree with Buffet’s view of Apple on national TV, I had to […]
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