Palm Beach Daily

Review the periodic table, annually…

From Grant Wasylik, chief analyst, The Palm Beach Letter: That is, review the “Periodic Table of Investment Returns”… This is something I do at the beginning of each year. I’ve been doing it every year for more than 10 years. Who is Callan? And why do I do this? Callan Associates Inc. has been around for over […]

You can’t miss these stunned “talking heads'” reactions to an “unallowable” opinion

Once in a great while… an accidental, unscripted TV moment yields incredible insight. This happened in a recent Bloomberg news clip. Four “talking heads” discussed the effectiveness of global central bank interventions. Then, out of nowhere, the show’s hostess mentioned the 1920-21 depression. That’s right… in 1920, the U.S. entered a sharp 18-month depression. And […]

This “anti-fragile” investment tool just booked 100% wins for 2014

Market shocks like the Swiss franc revaluation have sent markets reeling worldwide. The U.S. market’s fear gauge—the volatility index (or VIX)—spiked back above 22 last week. That’s just a few points shy of October 2014’s highs… when the S&P 500 plunged about 10%. Investors worldwide are getting that “deer in the headlights” feeling again… Market […]

This “black swan” just decimated some investors… don’t let it happen to you

Thursday morning saw a “black swan” event—something 100% unexpected—shake global finance. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced an immediate end to the Swiss franc’s artificial “peg” to the euro. Breaking the peg sent the value of the franc skyrocketing… and sent the Swiss stock market into an instant 15% “flash crash.” Swiss stock investors lost […]