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James Bradley

The SS Hedge

By | PFA Ponderings

Faced with uncertainty in markets and the economy, asset managers, when possible try to hedge away unwanted risk.  They… uh, WE… focus on areas where we can add value through smart decisions; using all of the analytical tools we have at our side.  Sure, we get paid to take risk,…

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Honey, Where’s the cost basis?

By | PFA Ponderings

We’re getting down to ‘crunch time’… just a few weeks to go before April 15 (or for those of us in the states that recognize Patriots’ Day as a holiday, April 16.)  It’s around this time that advisors across America start to get a steady stream of calls that go…

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“Risk-Free” investments don’t exist.

By | PFA Ponderings

There’s a kind of trite saying attributed to most financial advisors in the world:  There’s no such thing as a risk-free investment. Like most trite financial advisor sayings, this is TRUE.  But it does take some consensus on how we define two things:  Investment and Risk. Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary has several…

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