The Navigoe Blog

Category: Investing

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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Sometimes ‘Buy and Hold’ Isn’t the Right Investment Strategy

It’s that time of year — you’re looking at your investment returns from last year and, most likely, not feeling too great. Add the large losses already sustained this year, and you’re probably turning a little green. We all know the conventional wisdom when the markets are in free fall: Don’t panic. Buy and hold. That’s great…

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Treat Investing Like a Marathon, Not a Sprint

After a volatile start to 2016, investors should be pleased to remember that investing is not a sprint, but instead it’s more like a marathon. A sprint race can be won or lost by how well runners respond to the starting gun and explode off of the blocks. Marathons, on the other hand, are probably…

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Why are International Equities unhedged?

In 2014, the US dollar went on a tear. The currency strengthened versus all other major currencies, and not by a small amount. The US dollar gained 11.97% against the Euro, 5.92% against the British pound, 8.32% against the Australian dollar and 11.58% against the Japanese Yen. If you were a consumer of foreign products,…

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Navigoe 2014 Market Review

The year 2014 will be remembered as another great year to be a stock market investor, both in the US and abroad. Of course, as is usually the case, the year-end results give us a limited perspective on the actual events of the year. It’s been said that you know your portfolio is well diversified…

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