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(B)(N) What’s A Girl To Do?

August 6, 2014
Your Deal

It’s Your Deal Courtesy: His Station and Four Aces by C. M. Coolidge, 1903.

Drama. The pundits are at it again, earnestly trying to divine now, and the future, from the past. Mr. Kass of TheStreet likens the “market” to a game of poker with “rational actors” in all the seats (The Street, August 5, 2014, Kass: Pressures Pile Up on Markets).

However, it would seem to us that a rather basic observation is that what is rational for one person, might not be rational for all – and money talks – but in that confusion and confliction, we can be almost certain that the investors are not playing the game in order to have a better chance of losing their money.

Hence, what we need is guidance to the three words that move us – safe, liquid, and hopeful – and if we don’t hear those words, it’s just a gamble – and we don’t hear them.

Goldman Sachs, however, has raised the ante and now thinks that the long-term equity markets are likely to produce a 4% real return, whereas the 10-year Treasury note is likely to produce a negative real return of minus (1%) (Business Insider, August 5, 2014, GOLDMAN: A ‘Dramatic Divergence’ Is Coming To Stocks And Bonds).

It's not that hard ...

It’s not that hard …

However, there’s no need to wait and see because we can just buy and hold the (B)-class companies – regardless of their price, but subject to an attentive stop/loss policy – in the major markets, and collect our dividends while the players argue about what time it is.

And it’s not that hard, once we got the hang of it.

For more information on real “risk management” and additional references to the theory and how to read the charts and tables, please see our Post, The RiskWerk Company Glossary and “(P&I) Dividend Risk and Dividend Yield“; we’ve also profiled hundreds of companies in these Posts and the Search Box (upper right) might help you to find what you’re looking for, such as “(B)(N) TLM Talisman Energy Incorporated” or “(B)(N) ATHN AthenaHealth Incorporated” or “(B)(N) PETM PetSmart Incorporated“, to name just a few.

And for more on what risk averse investing has done for us this year, please see our recent Posts on “(P&I) The Easy (EC) Theory of the Capital Markets” or “(B)(N) The Easy (EC) Theory of the S&P 500“, and the past, The S&P TSX “Hangdog” Market or The Wall Street Put or specialty markets such as The Dow Transports & Utilities or (B)(N) The Woods Are Burning, or for the real class actionLa Dolce Vita – Let’s Do Prada! and It’s For You, Dear on the smartphone business.

And for more stocks at high prices, The World’s Most Talked About Stocks or Earnings Don’t Matter – NASDAQ 100. And for more on what’s Working in AmericaBig OilShopping in America or Banking in America, to name just a few.


We are The RiskWerk Company and care not a jot for mutual funds, hedge funds, “alternative investments”, the “risk/reward equation” and every other unprovable artifact of investment lore. We have just one product

The Perpetual Bond
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