Minimizing Your Losses

Content provided by Joe Porter, CLS Investment Performance Analyst Percy Harvin signed with the Seahawks in the summer of 2013 for $67M over six years. I was excited, because when Harvin is healthy, he is one of the top wide receivers out there. With Harvin’s help, my dream of a Super Bowl Championship could become...

Value Investing Works – But It’s Hard For a Variety of Reasons

Content provided by Rusty Vanneman, CLS Chief Investment Officer Why does value investing work? Simply put, the expected return for any investment is determined by the price you pay. For example, a great company could still be a bad investment if the price paid is too high. Conversely, a sub-par company could be a good investment...

Why is there a short position in my portfolio?

Content provided by J.J. Schenkelberg  ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF (SH) is a position we use in portfolios in order to obtain a targeted risk score with a diversified approach to the overall allocation. The year-to-date position has negative performance, but SH should not be looked at individually, it should be reviewed in the context of...

From Europe, With Love

Content provided by Kostya Etus – Research/Portfolio Analyst  I recently took a tour of Europe with my wife. We started in London, then traveled to Paris, Lucerne, Venice, Florence, and finally Rome. Two significant observations became very apparent to me: Every city was very different when compared to the others (as well as to the...