Investing 101: Building Your First Portfolio

September 9, 2014
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Investing 101: Building Your First Portfolio

Building your first portfolio should not be complicated.  The following 12 ETFs are all you need to construct a global portfolio.  Example percentages are allocated to each index ETF.  Check the Dashboard to see where the percentages reside. VTI – 40% VNQ – 10% VEA – 10% VWO – 10% RWX – 5% PCY –…

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Fashion Month? Stand by…

September 9, 2014
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The time is come. A fresh idea with an elevated perspective. Stand by! RL Photo Credit: Jason Christopher Heerlein Read the full post

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The Answer is Location, Location, Location

September 8, 2014
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If this was a game of Jeopardy! you might think the question was about the value of real estate.  You’d be close, but the winning question is what is the basis for the value of distributed energy resources? This is one of the most important questions that must be answered as more distributed energy resources…

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ETF Rankings and Cluster Analysis for Week of September 6th

September 7, 2014
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ETF Rankings and Cluster Analysis for Week of September 6th

ETF rankings and Cluster Analysis for this coming week can be found in the two data tables.  In the first table I show the rankings for the 30 ETFs (one stock is BRK.B) I use to populate most portfolios.  BRK.B and VWO hold the top two spots as they have for most of this past…

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The Greatest Illusion

September 7, 2014
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The greatest illusion is separation. When I forget that we are all connected I feel scared, I act graspy, I feel off kilter or outside of myself. When I remember there is no separation, that we are all connected, I cry like a fucking baby and feel at peace.     Read the full post

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Hawking “Derby” – Into the Straight for the First Relay Change (Week 5)

September 7, 2014
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Hawking “Derby” – Into the Straight for the First Relay Change (Week 5)

After 5 weeks our “horses” are preparing for a possible change. At the end of week 5, 10_4 has moved back into the lead after running in last place for the past 2 weeks and last week’s leader (C_C4) has dropped back into 3rd position: Looking at the best performing portfolio (10_4) we see that…

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