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Jul 27, 2006 5:52 pm

As part of my investment strategy, I have been incorporating some non-correlated asset classes that generally account for 10-25% of the portfolio (contingent on risk tolerance, etc.).  I was long commodities and emerging markets for some time, as well as natural resources.  I am beginning to feel that these areas might be overpriced and am moving this portion into cash.  Needless to say I wanted to ask you guys what your alternative portfolios looked like, and how you are positioning these dollars for the 4th quarter and beyond....big earnings from some Pharma has me looking into Healthcare.........  what do you guys think?

Jul 27, 2006 6:49 pm

Ah, the blind guy asking guys with one eye what they see.

Jul 27, 2006 6:59 pm

Since you never made it in the business, I guess you feel the need to be negative towards those that attempt to build on an innovative (and better) approach to investing?  What I am doing here is making the effort to develop myself by learning what my peers are doing and what is going on in the industry.  And I must be real blind, considering the "alternative" portion of my portfolio was up 34% in 2005 and up YTD 9%.  I'm sure your 90k salary does you and your family real nice... do me a favor and stay out of my posts.

Jul 27, 2006 7:05 pm
bankwannabe:

Since you never made it in the business, I guess you feel the need to be negative towards those that attempt to build on an innovative (and better) approach to investing?  What I am doing here is making the effort to develop myself by learning what my peers are doing and what is going on in the industry.  And I must be real blind, considering the "alternative" portion of my portfolio was up 34% in 2005 and up YTD 9%.  I'm sure your 90k salary does you and your family real nice... do me a favor and stay out of my posts.


Isn't the Internet a wonderful place--you can say anything you want and who is to know if it's true or not.


Jul 27, 2006 7:18 pm

Any time you want to compare portfolio's and W2's from last year let me know. 

Jul 27, 2006 7:32 pm
bankwannabe:

Any time you want to compare portfolio's and W2's from last year let me know. 


 

Jul 30, 2006 1:04 pm

Seriously NASD, you make this whole place a much worse place.  He asked a very reasonable question, yet you insist on sh*tting on his post.  Lay the hell off.


Jul 30, 2006 3:25 pm

I think Emerging markets have already corrected a bit, don't you? 
I still like them.  I still like real assets as well, I think we
are in a long range bull market in commodities, these dips should be
used to increase position size to bring back to the percentages your
portfolios warrant.  We are using managed futues as well to go
long and short as the manager sees fit.  I would stay the course
and don't let short term movements alter your strategy unless there are
fundamental reason to change your allocations.  For us the only
major change in allocations has been adding to these asset classes, not
reducing them. 



WIth all of that, I reserve the right to be completely wrong.

Jul 30, 2006 5:55 pm

Bank:

I applaud your enthusiasm and ambition, and I would love to hear the

answer to your question, especially being new to the business. Yet, I feel the

W2 comment was a little uncalled for. It's a great thing that you make a lot

of coin, but that doesn't entitle you to poke fun at someones elses salary. It

seems to me that nasd has made a great life for himself and appears to have

a wealth of knowledge about finance and this business. Nasd on more than

one occasion has helped me to understand some complex info with regards

to our business.

Jul 30, 2006 8:58 pm
keith121883:


It
seems to me that nasd has made a great life for himself and appears to have
a wealth of knowledge about finance and this business. Nasd on more than
one occasion has helped me to understand some complex info with regards
to our business.

Jul 31, 2006 4:53 pm

Ideas:  oil ETF, Dollar to euro ETF 


There are also long/short ETFs you can consider although I wouldn't want to be short right now.


To me at least, none of the ones you mentioned appeared to be over valued on a daily, weekly, or monthly chart except perhaps the natural resources one.  Just me take.


Best of luck.  

Aug 6, 2006 8:37 pm

Emerging markets...yes I do agree that we are past the correction, what a bumpy ride it has been though...  How do you guys feel about the inflation concerns in China (FXI)??  What effect, if any, do you think this will have on other emerging markets? 


Aug 7, 2006 9:03 am

We like EAFE.

Aug 9, 2006 9:07 pm

General consensus appears to be long emerging markets, commodities, and precious metals... (still...?)  


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