Hawking Short-Term Portfolio Hedge expiring October 25

October 15, 2014
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Hawking Short-Term Portfolio Hedge expiring October 25

I have just opened a new portfolio hedge for downside protection of the Hawking Portfolio. The new hedge expires in ~9 days on October 25 and again uses weekly SPX (S&P 500 Index) Options. As regular readers will know I have recently changed to using short-term hedges in preference to the longer term (3-month) hedges…

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GoGreen14 Conference

October 14, 2014
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GoGreen14 Conference

October 16, 2014 Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom The 7th annual GoGreen Portland conference brings together private and public sector leaders to share their work on the key components of a framework for a socially sustainable community. Experts will discuss social equity advocacy, the development of new economic models, competitive city strategies, behavioral change, new…

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Taking Tribal Global – Dance discovery and understanding , with Cinzia DiCioccio, Part One

October 14, 2014
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Taking Tribal Global – Dance discovery and understanding , with Cinzia DiCioccio, Part One

Taking Tribal Global Dance discovery and understanding , with Cinzia DiCioccio, Part One The first of a two-part interview from Deirdre’s Dance Den  This summer while driving to Ferrara from Milan, Italy, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of my fellow Master Teachers and Gypsy Caravan Dance Company dancers, Cinzia DiCioccio. Not only…

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Microgrids Can Serve Multiple Purposes With The Right Policy Frameworks

October 13, 2014
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Remember the old beer commercial with the “tastes great….less filling” debate? Microgrids provoke a multitude of views in the USA.   For the Department of Energy, developing advanced microgrids holds the promise of building new electricity resources for customers, the community and the macrogrid. For the Department of Defense, microgrids deliver energy security for military bases…

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MEDA and KIVA: Lending a Helping Hand

October 12, 2014
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MEDA and KIVA: Lending a Helping Hand

“The poor stay poor not because they are lazy, but because they have no access to capital.“                             – Milton Friedman In addition to providing investment advice to interested readers, ITA Wealth Management invests in small businesses all over the world through MEDA and Kiva.  To learn more about our involvement, search MEDA over on…

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Hawking “Derby” – Into the Straight for the Second Relay Change (Week 10)

October 12, 2014
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Hawking “Derby” – Into the Straight for the Second Relay Change (Week 10)

This week has been a tough week for most markets and our Derby “horses” that were heavily weighted towards International Equities lost more ground, despite a rally earlier in the week. The present positions are shown below and relative positions have not changed since last week. An analysis of the Hawking asset files suggest a rotation…

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