The Sophisticated Digital Investor

Expert insight on investing, the markets, and startups from the viewpoint of the most sophisticated digital wealth manager Hedgeable

21 Oct
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The Truths (And Lies) About Presidential Elections & Markets

Stock Market Indicator Did you know? S&P 500 returns have been 85% accurate in predicting presidential elections since 1928. People vote with their wallets. It is true. In 14 of the 22 election cycles (90 days prior to the November voting date) since 1928, the S&P had positive gains, and in 12 of the 14 […]

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25 Aug
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Should I be Concerned About Recent Market Volatility?

Editors Note: This is a guest entry by Ben McLaughlin, Hedgeable Marketing & Business Development Sensei, and his perspective on recent market volatility and why investors should not be too concerned. We have been in a strong market since March 2009 and we finally faced a “correction” (a 10%+ drop from a recent peak) this […]

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20 Aug
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Flat Is The New Up

Or so contends Goldman Sachs’ chief equity strategist David Kostin, in a note sent to clients this week. His reasoning is four-fold: The S&P 500 already trades at “fair value.”  Editors Note: The current PE ratio of the S&P 500 is around 20 according to Robert Shiller, that is 33% above the historical median, so we would refute […]

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27 Jul
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Gold : No Longer a Safe Haven Asset?

Editor’s Note: As a follow up to our popular post, “Bitcoin – A Safe Haven Asset,” we examine the sudden fall from grace of Gold. Is the recent price drop warranted? Our CIO Mike and our investing ninja intern Sabih go through the recent trends in gold, why we hold it, and bull and bear […]

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15 Jul
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Bitcoin – A Safe Haven Asset?

When the stock market drops, investors usually exit stocks and invest in safer assets such as US treasury bonds, gold and utilities. This is termed a “flight to quality” event. Assets which go up in value during periods of market volatility are called safe-haven assets. The recent Greek debt crisis has led many to claim […]

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