Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)

August 16, 2018 |

Sources and Disclosures:

¹Levine, Matt. “Inverse Volatility Products Almost Worked.” Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg, 9 Feb. 2018 

*If you’re thinking “fast forward to today? I would have sold the top!” stop it and be honest with yourself. You probably would have bought more.- Denis Rezendes, Beaumont Capital Management 

**Let’s be real. Who only buys 1x when 2x is available? – Denis Rezendes, Beaumont Capital Management 

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