Market Analysis

And So It Begins

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the first edition of Sigma Point Capital’s Market Analysis – written by yours truly, Matt Kerkhoff. It’s going to take a week or two for us to get up to speed, and I wanted to begin by setting the stage in terms of what to expect here moving forward.

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Posted in: Compounding Gold Real Returns Stocks Volatility

A Fond Farewell to DTL

By now most of you are probably aware that this is the last week that Dow Theory Letters will be published. If you haven't had a chance to read the message that was sent out this morning, you can read it here (link no longer active), on the announcements section of the website.

Since this is the last time that you'll hear from me via DTL, I thought I would take a moment to say some goodbyes, reminisce a bit, and let you know what I'll be up to in case you'd like to continue following my work.

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Posted in: Dow Theory Economy Interest Rates Psychology Recessions

Welcome to Sigma Point Capital!

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Hello and welcome to Sigma Point Capital, the new home of Matt's Market Analysis!

Many of you are accustomed to reading my market commentary at Dow Theory Letters, but unfortunately, DTL is undergoing a major change and is being merged with a separate newsletter.

But don't despair ... over the years I've developed a passion for writing about the markets (I think I caught Richard's bug) and I intend to keep writing my weekly analysis here on this new platform at Sigma Point Capital.

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Posted in: Dow Theory Uncategorized

The Risk-Return Trade-Off

Balancing Rocks

With each and every investment that you make, you're going to be giving up one benefit in exchange for another. Most of the time, this trade-off is between risk and potential return. Understanding this trade-off at a conceptual level will go a long way in helping you to select the right investments (or strategies) on your path to retirement.

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Posted in: Bonds Educational Risk Stocks Volatility

Basic Probability Theory

Probability Theory

The unfortunate reality is that nothing in this world is certain. In fact, the only thing in life that is certain ... is that nothing is certain. This is especially true when we talk about money and investing. Since we can't deal with certainties, we're forced to deal with probabilities. Therefore, probabilities become the lens through which we must view all things investment related.

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Posted in: Behavioral Finance Educational Psychology Risk

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