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2016 1099s Available Wednesday February 15th, 2017

Tomorrow, Wednesday February 15th all clients will be able to log into their accounts and pull down their 1099s for 2016. If you are having any difficulty, please call our offices.

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Value Investors Are About To Finally Out Perform the Market

As a style of investing, Value has NOT been the way to go in 2015 – just ask Warren Buffet and a host of hedge fund and institutional money managers who regularly look to buy stocks at a discount. 2015 has not been kind to Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway as the company’s year to date performance […]

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Stock Market Correction 2015

Dear Clients, When the Capital Markets around the world become extremely volatile, it is only natural to feel nervous or down right fearful about your investments.  If you are feeling this way, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.  I would be more than happy to review your portfolio with you and discuss our outlook […]

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Why I AM working at Collar Capital Management (as opposed to Greg Smith’s, “Why I’m Leaving Goldman Sachs”)

I am sure all of you have either read or at the very least heard of former Goldman Sachs employee, Greg Smithʼs, scathing resignation letter denouncing the culture that he feels is now permeating one of the largest investment banks on Wall Street. This is why, we at Collar Capital Management, have always taken great strides […]

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How Do I Invest Right Now

     After reviewing a chart of the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) this morning, I noticed that we recently hit an important pivot point with regard to fear in the markets.  August 9th, 2011 saw the index hit an intraday high of 47.56, while at the same time the S&P 500 index hit a year to […]

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Unleashing Risk Capital is Key to Stock Market Appreciation

     Stocks may be cheap, and bonds may be expensive according to most fundamental models, but it just doesn’t seem to matter to “Mr. Market” right now.  There are a lot of hypotheses out there as to why stocks are trading at such a discount by historical standards.  Some of the reasons center on US […]

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US Economy Battered by Global Headlines

Let’s face it, since the Spring of this year there has been a steady drum beat of negativity that is eerily similar to last spring and summer.  What should we make of this season of ugly headlines?

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What the US Economy Needs…

Have you ever bit into a cake you just made and you know something is missing.  You think to yourself, this is not what I expected.  The cake is still edible, but it just sits there and gets stale, because no one in your family really likes the taste.  Like the the cake sitting on […]

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Monitoring the World’s Debt

     Yesterday the volatility index spiked and equity markets around the world sold off.  This decline was between 1.5% and 2.0% depending on which market index you reviewed.  The primary driver of this “fear” and “risk off” trade was due to concerns that were raised by investors in Italy’s government bonds. 

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