How I Protect Against Major Downside Risk

Eric Parnell is one of the 25 Seeking Alpha Contributors participating in the 2017 DIY Investing Summit. In the summit, one of the questions I asked Eric was about his personal investment philosophy and how it looks practically as he builds his portfolio.

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Seeking Truth For Your Investment Portfolio

And there it is. After repeatedly being fed the narrative by the financial media explaining why interest rates have risen over the past two months, the real reason has finally been revealed. Understanding the actual forces driving investment markets is important for it can help protect the value of your portfolio against the unpleasant surprises that can come with making allocation decisions based on misinformation.

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Do It Yourself

A growing number of investors today are interested in managing their own portfolios. Now more than ever, it is possible to enjoy success in this pursuit given the wealth of information available at the fingertips of the individual investor. But no matter what resources are available both today and in the future, some critical core challenges will always remain for those that are seeking to chart their own path with their investment portfolio. A focus on some key principles can help those that are seeing to manage their own investments to overcome these obstacles and achieve the desired long-term results.

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Beware The Next Correction

Beware the next correction in the U.S. stock market. Investors have been conditioned to a certain way of thinking during the post crisis period. Despite any perceived underlying causes, any measurable pullbacks in the stock market are fleeting and are quickly followed by swift and powerful rallies. Thus, these pullbacks are viewed as attractive short-term buying opportunities. All of this may continue to be true as we continue through 2017 and beyond. This includes, as some have recently been speculating in the days ahead, any potential “Trump dump” in the wake of the “Trump rally.” But before moving to repeat this “buy the dip” trade yet again in the future, it is important to consider whether the forces that have enabled these sharp reversals are still in place or whether new conditions may now be at work that may lead to potential frustration instead.

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DIY Investing Summit 2017 – Special Online Event

Please join us for a special online event called the DIY Investor Summit 2017. Seeking Alpha has partnered with Investor In The Family to bring together 25 of the best investors on Seeking Alpha to share detailed tips on their core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors, and specific positioning and strategies for the year ahead in 2017.

Free registration for this special online event starting on Monday, January 23 is now open. Please click on the link below if you are interested in registering and learning more.

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