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    In last week’s blog post, How Strong is Your House? Building Resilient Portfolios, we discussed how important it is to build an all-weather portfolio. Part of building a resilient portfolio is incorporating true diversifiers, such as managed futures, which offer little to no correlation to the broad markets.

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    Our favorite reads of the week and the quotes that make them worthy…

    “Building a diversified portfolio is a classic way to manage the risk associated with any individual asset class—something that is all the more critical now, as there seem to be more risks tied to nearly every class. The options stretch all the way from the classic—cash and gold—to new alternatives that are becoming more accessible to individuals.”

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    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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    Our favorite reads of the week and the quotes that make them worthy…

    Despite this, there is still one anomaly that will likely never go away: human nature. Fear, greed, and every other emotion in between will plague markets now and centuries hence.”

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    After a somewhat calm third quarter, October and November have been rattled by 24 changes of at least 1% up or down in the S&P 500 Index. (For reference there was not a single 1% move up or down during the third quarter.) This uncertainty once again reminds advisors and investors that they should consider shifting their portfolios from participation mode to preservation mode.

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