Accelerate Monthly – Why Gold Shines Bright in Investment Portfolios
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by Hannah Schadel
23h ago
July 13, 2024 – While investors’ attention has been recently focused on themes such as artificial intelligence plays (notably GPU supplier Nvidia) and GLP-1 providers (such as Ozempic maker Novo Nordisk), one of the oldest and most reliable investments has been mostly ignored despite its bull market ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly – Scoring Big: Caitlin Clark’s Stardom and Nvidia’s Stock
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by Hannah Schadel
1M ago
June 15, 2024 – In every generation, an athlete comes along whose skill, personality, and resulting popularity transcend the sport. Tiger Woods did it for golf. Michael Phelps did it for swimming. Now the Indiana Fever’s rookie Caitlin Clark is taking the Women’s National Basketball Association to new heights ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly – Investing in a Post-Fundamental World
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by Hannah Schadel
3M ago
April 7, 2024 – The North Star, also known as Polaris, is a prominent star that has held significant importance throughout history for its use in navigation. It is located nearly directly above the Earth’s North Pole, making it an almost stationary point in the night sky ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly – Speculators Gone Wild
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by Earl Webb
4M ago
March 10, 2024 – A generation ago for today’s market participants, the late 1990s featured a historic stock market bubble concentrated in technology and telecom stocks. The dot-com bubble, as we now call it, was driven by a “new economy” thinking that a hot emerging technology, the internet ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly – Rethinking Cash: A Rational Approach to Asset Allocation
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by Earl Webb
5M ago
February 10, 2024 – In 1952, Nobel Prize-winning economist Harry Markowitz introduced the concept of Modern Portfolio Theory, which aimed to maximize return while minimizing risk. Modern Portfolio Theory formalizes the concept of diversification, showcasing that an investor can achieve an optimal portfolio with the maximum expected return ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly: A Minsky Moment?
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by Hannah Schadel
6M ago
January 14, 2024 – The late, great Hyman Minsky was an influential American economist known for his theories around financial instability and his work on the causes and characteristics of financial meltdowns. A key figure in post-Keynesian economics, Minsky focused on the inherent instability of financial markets ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly: Riding the Recession Wave – Maximizing Returns During Economic Challenges
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by Hannah Schadel
8M ago
November 12, 2023 – Amongst investors, the “R-word” is rearing its ugly head again. A much-predicted and dreaded recession, classically defined as two consecutive quarters of negative real GDP growth, is upon us. Last week, Statistics Canada released preliminary GDP estimates for September, indicating a -0.1% annualized ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly: Building Portfolios That Weather the Storm Through Negative Downside Capture
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by Earl Webb
9M ago
October 13, 2023 – In his trademark humorous style, Mark Twain offered a whimsical take on the perils of stock market speculation with this memorable quip: “October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly: Asset Allocation 2.0 and the Holy Grail of Investing
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by Hannah Schadel
11M ago
September 11, 2023 – The Guinness World Record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute is held by Vesna Vulović, a Serbian flight attendant. In 1972, while working on a Yugoslav Airlines flight, a bomb exploded, causing the plane to be torn into three pieces at ..read more
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Accelerate Monthly: Time To Sell Government Bonds?
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by Earl Webb
1y ago
August 13, 2023 – The highly anticipated film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was released to much fanfare in December 2021. The movie became the most financially successful film of 2021, grossing a whopping $1.92 billion globally. What made “Spider-Man: No Way Home” unique was its incorporation of the concept ..read more
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