Asset protection

As it stands, the broad stock market hasn’t entered bear territory, defined as a 20% decline from recent highs. As of midday Tuesday, the S&P 500 was trading 18.5% below its January peak. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t experiencing your own personal version, especially if you own individual stocks or cryptocurrency.

“Technically we’re not in a bear market, but the average investor is in a bear market,” says Ryan Detrick, chief market strategist for LPL Financial. “The median stock is down 25%. Half the stocks in the Nasdaq have been cut in half. Investors feel like it’s a bear if they look at their portfolios.”

If you’ve made some speculative bets in your portfolio that look like losers lately, your situation may get worse. That’s because you may be prone to unconscious biases that guide your choices around your individual investments that could hurt your portfolio further, say behavioral finance experts.

“All of these investor biases tend to run into each other, but when markets get really volatile, some of them really stand out,” says Scott Nations, president of investment volatility analytics firm NationsShares and author of “The Anxious Investor.”…read more.

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Hundreds of billions of dollars in cash have been amassed by big investors in the last few weeks of 2021, setting the stage for a massive risk-on move into equities in the new year.

Investors added more than $43 billion into money market funds last week, bringing the total amount of cash raised in the past seven weeks to a massive $226 billion, according data from Goldman Sachs. The money market stockpile has not declined in 2021 despite the rally in stocks, with assets under management in cash equivalents standing near a record $4.7 trillion, the data showed.

“My core thesis is that money will come out of negative real yielding cash and out of bonds aggressively and early in 2022 following December board room asset allocation meetings,” Scott Rubner, analyst at Goldman Sachs’ global markets division, said in a note.

“Every private wealth advisor in the world is conducting ‘year-end allocation review’ meetings right now. The feedback will be largely that investors hold too much cash with rising inflation,” Rubner said…read more.

Justinflation is wreaking havoc, so why is everyone ignoring it?

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Justin Trudeau’s Just-inflation is driving up the cost of everything, and yet, the media, bankers and the Liberal government insist that mysterious global forces – not the Fed’s unprecedented spending, borrowing and printing of money – are to blame.

Today on the Candice Malcolm show, Candice is joined by Conservative MP and Finance Critic Pierre Poilievre.

Pierre is the leading voice fighting back against Trudeau’s reckless policies.

On today’s show, he not only clearly articulates the problem but also provides specific solutions to get Canada back on track, and make life more affordable for working Canadians…read more.

Cybersecurity Update – Live Webinar

Join Plurilock CEO Ian Paterson on Monday Nov 29th at noon pacific time, 1pm MT, for an update on the cybersecurity sector, an overview of PLUR’s string of acquisitions and record earnings in Q3, plus Q & A for investors considering adding cybersecurity to their portfolios. CLICK HERE to register.

Green Energy: A Bubble In Unrealistic Expectations

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This week’s EVA provides another sneak preview into David Hay’s book-in-process, “Bubble 3.0” discussing what he thinks is the crucial topic of “greenflation.”  This is a term he coined referring to the rising price for metals and minerals that are essential for solar and wind power, electric cars, and other renewable technologies.

It also centers on the reality that as global policymakers have turned against the fossil fuel industry, energy producers are for the first time in history not responding to dramatically higher prices by increasing production.  Consequently, there is a difficult tradeoff that arises as the world pushes harder to combat climate change, driving up energy costs to painful levels, especially for lower income individuals.

What we are currently seeing in Europe is a vivid example of this dilemma. While it may be the case that governments welcome higher oil and natural gas prices to discourage their use, energy consumers are likely to have a much different reaction…read more.