• How to Build Stronger Portfolios  

    You may or may not recognize this photo; it was taken after Hurricane Michael hit Florida in October of this year. After the storm, a picture of this house kept appearing in various news articles because it was one of the only homes still standing in the hardest hit area—Mexico Beach, Florida.

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    We have all heard of the virtues of diversification, learned about them in school, and have Markowitz’s quote (“the only free lunch in finance”) tattooed on us. But since 2010, in one of the strongest bull markets ever (we can debate when a bull market starts at a later time), does it still make sense to diversify your portfolio?

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    In a recent piece, KKR’s Henry McVey said the following:

    “Simply stated, we don’t want to own long-duration government bonds when governments around the world have shifted their tool kits from monetary stimulus to fiscal…

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    In early February, volatility, long absent, made a comeback, as global equity markets sold off and the VIX experienced its largest one day move ever, jumping 116% on the 5th. This was prompted in part by rising inflation fears that pushed bond yields higher around the globe. So, where does that leave us?

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    The Process of Winning

    March 01, 2018
    Justine Schulerud

    Sports are a big part of the culture at 361 Capital, in my free time, I coach a youth soccer team. As soccer season draws near, I am gearing up for rain-soaked practices and at least seven rescheduled games due to late snow storms here in Colorado. As I reflected on being a coach, I recognize the parallels between soccer and managing a portfolio.