Mid-Year DIY Investor Summit – Special Online Event Starting Soon

The Mid-Year DIY Investor Summit is only a few days away!

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 and 28, nine top investors are coming together to share their best strategies and investments for finishing strong in 2017.

I am honored to be taking part in the latest DIY Investor Summit presented by Brian Bain from Investor In The Family in partnership with Seeking Alpha. The other contributors for the Mid-Year Summit include Brad Thomas, Bret Jensen, J Mintzmyer, William Koldus, Mark Hibben, Ian Bezek, Lawrence Fuller, and Double Dividend Stocks.

Free registration for this special online event is still open. Please click on the link below if you are interested in registering and learning more.

Learn More & Register For The Mid-Year DIY Investing Summit

Thanks and I look forward to meeting up at the Mid-Year DIY Investing Summit!

The Investments I’m Most Excited About

by Brian Bain from Investor In The Family

Eric Parnell is one of nine Seeking Alpha Contributors participating in the 2017 DIY Investing Summit. In the summit, one of the questions I asked Eric was how he is positioning his portfolio for the second half of 2017 and which investments he is most excited about.

Join Eric at the DIY Investor Summit (free for a limited time) where he shares detailed tips on his core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors and specific ways he’s positioning for the second half of 2017.

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How To Protect Against A Rise In Volatility

It has become an issue that risk conscious investors must consider. An increasing number of investors are piling into the short volatility trade today. They are doing so the same way that people were flipping houses a decade ago and buying up tech stocks at the turn of the millennium with the perception that shorting volatility is a cannot miss money printing machine. And many are doing so with leverage. Unfortunately, those who are flooding into the short volatility party are doing so at a time when the CBOE Volatility Index, or the VIX, is already at historical lows. All of this raises an important question. What does the average investor need to do, if anything, to protect against the inevitable rise in volatility, and thus the unwinding of this short volatility trade, at some unknown point in the future?

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Quadrophenia

Why should investors care about broad portfolio diversification? For many good reasons. Investing is not simply about the stock market. Instead, capital markets have many personalities, as stocks are only one of a vast array of different ways for investors to consider in allocating their money. And given that asset allocation is the primary determinant of portfolio returns, stretching beyond the typical bounds by incorporating asset classes across the capital market universe can provide investors with the ability to harmonize their portfolio strategy implementation and meaningfully enhance long-term risk-adjusted returns. Put more simply, all major asset classes play an important role in making capital market music, and broad portfolio diversification if implemented properly can provide investors with attractive if not superior returns with considerably less risk, enabling investors to better relax and enjoy the show.

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Bond Lover, Stock Hater

I am bullish on bonds. I remain constructive on a bond market that is in a bull market running 36 years and counting. I also remain bullish on bonds relative to the stocks, for I continue to favor the asset class that has prospects for sustained future tailwinds. And, my bond instrument of choice above all others remains long-term U.S. Treasuries.

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