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The print version had the headline Why the all-weather portfolio is a wash-out while online, it was Better Than All Weather Portfolio.
Rather than merely criticize Robbin’s 55% bond, 15% commodity portfolio, I offered up a variation of a classic 60/40:
All Century Portfolio
20 percent total U.S stock market
5 percent U.S. REITs
5 percent U.S. small cap value
15 percent Pacific equities
15 percent European equities
10 percent U.S. TIPs
10 percent U.S. high yield corp bonds
20 percent U.S. total bond market
And to add a little spice to the discussion, I challenge Robbin’s to a $100,000 bet:
I am willing to bet Tony Robbins that my Century portfolio will significantly outperform his all-weather portfolio over the next 20 years. Toward that I end, I propose that each of us puts $100,000 into our own portfolios. Set it with whatever automatic rebalancing you want — then leave it alone. On Jan. 1, 2035, whichever one is worth more is declared the winner. The loser then donates that original $100,000 investment to the charity of the winner’s choice . . .
Seems like easy money to me
Why the all-weather portfolio is a wash-out
Washington Post, December 7, 2014
Restoring Confidence in Reference Rates October 2, 2014 William C. Dudley, President and CEO, NY Fed Remarks at NYU Stern School of Business, New York City Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today.1 In my remarks today, I will focus on the development and use of reference rates for…Read More
Bill Gross, founder of Pimco, and its chief investment officer for the past 40 or so years, resigned last week. Rumor has it that he was but two steps ahead of a mutinous gang, swords out, planning to make him walk the plank. Gross was too quick and before the mutineers could force him, he…Read More
Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions is the new book written by Erin Arvedlund.
The book goes behind the scenes of the elite firms that trafficked in LiBOR based products, including Barclays Capital, UBS, Rabobank, and Citigroup to show the negative impact they had on both ordinary investors and borrowers.
Erin’s claim to fame was a column she wrote in Barron’s in the early 2000s outing Bernie Madoff as a fraud. It was a national bestseller titled Too Good to Be True.
Here is Yahoo:
“LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate, is a global benchmark for interest rates. It’s tied to everything from mortgage rates and student loan rates to complex financial derivatives. And guess what? For a very long time it was rigged.
Now, multiple lawsuits are pending, and that could mean some money back for some investors, traders and consumers.
LIBOR is set each day by a group of bankers, based on estimates of rates at which banks would expect to borrow money from each other. It’s a system built on trust, not math. Regulators were tipped off back in 2007 that banks were fixing rates, and by the summer of 2012, an ugly scandal was revealed. An estimated $300 trillion in financial securities worldwide are based on LIBOR.
Video after the jump . . .
HQLA and Munis David Kotok September 8, 2014 High Quality Liquid Assets (HQLA) is a term that now applies to the implementation of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) in the Basel III Rule. This highly technical mouthful of acronyms and rules specifically applies to banks, their liquidity requirements and the rules governing the…Read More