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A Smooth Blend Of Active & Passive Investing

By:  Ian Maddox, CRPS™

When it comes to investing, there are countless strategies.  Some of these strategies come with fancy names like Arbitrage, Absolute Return, Market Neutral, Active, Passive—the list goes on.  Investment professionals and academics often argue the advantage of one approach over another.  A particularly heated debate, between two broad strategies, has run for the better part of thirty years: active management versus passive management.  Some of our readers might be familiar with this “investment lingo.”  However, for the benefit of our entire audience, let’s establish a few definitions. Read more

I Love Roller-Coasters…But Not When It Comes To My Investments

Last summer, I was traveling with my family in central Florida—part business, part pleasure.   On one particular day, my wife and I loaded up the kids and headed to Busch Gardens in Tampa.  If you have ever visited Busch Gardens then you know there is one particularly ominous roller-coaster that dwarfs all others—SheiKra™ is a red monster of twisting metal and a 200 foot vertical drop that produces speed in excess of 70 mph!  Let’s put it this way—not for the faint of heart. Read more