StrongVest Insights

Words of financial wisdom from the StrongVest team

Tag: Contrarian

Rhyming History

by Lewis Johnson, Sub-Advisor, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Capital Wealth Advisors // Nov 26, 2018

Chief Conclusion “History doesn’t repeat but it does rhyme.” —Mark Twain Financial markets look ahead. Wait for the news and you may fall behind the biggest moves. It appears we are now very deep into one of the longest cycles of post-World War II financial history. Markets are seemingly falling “for no reason.” Is such...

The Humiliation Machine: Take the Risks That You Get Paid to Take

by Lewis Johnson, Sub-Advisor, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Capital Wealth Advisors // Feb 22, 2018

Chief Conclusion: The market is a humiliation machine. When you are being the most rational, the market makes you look the most stupid. This is not a bug, it’s a feature. Why? Because the rational pursuit of investments with the least risk and highest reward will lead you time and again to invest in opportunities...