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Archive: September, 2009

All fell, all came back, some do better

The table below illustrates a few interesting points about how different investments and strategies fared through the crisis and the ongoing recovery. The table below shows the price performance of the efficient instruments we would use to gain exposure to each of those sectors. It is by no means a complete list, just a few read more

Martin Anidjar | September 16, 2009

How to protect your portfolio from a depreciating dollar?

In the last three days there has been a sharp depreciation of the dollar against the euro and the pound, and to a lesser degree against the reai and won. This re-ignition of the debate about whether the dollar will continue to dominate the global financial system. Our opinion is that there is no natural read more

Martin Anidjar | September 10, 2009

The costs of simplification in asset allocation

There was an article in yesterdays’ Wall Street journal that questioned the idea that stocks are a better long term investment than bonds. Moreover, it pointed out the importance of other types of assets such as commodities. This is part of a broader debate on asset allocation, pushing away from stocks. Many of the ideas in read more

Martin Anidjar | September 04, 2009

Neither heroes, not turtles

The last three days of market selloffs (-3.4% in the S&P500, -4.4% in Europe, or -4.2% for the BRICs) has generated a debate on whether we are in for a more serious pullback. Some are saying that the rally had not been for real nor based on fundamental improvements. Numbers like “another -10/-20%” are being read more

Martin Anidjar | September 02, 2009

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