Posts From Jeff Voudrie

Jeff Voudrie
Jeff Voudrie is senior portfolio manager of Common Sense Advisors. He serves as a personal, private money manager, counselor and Certified Financial Planner® to clients nationwide. Jeff started in the financial services industry in 1987 and founded his own firm in 2001. He has been interviewed by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The London Financial Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, to name a few. He’s the author of The Retired Investor’s Survival Guide Series, a former nationally syndicated newspaper columnist of Guarding Your Wealth and appeared on the CNN Financial Network. Jeff’s outside-the-box approach to investing led him to invent the Portfolio Guardian, earning him 3 U.S. Patents in the process. Jeff is sought out by both the media and industry for his extensive knowledge of annuities, including speaking at Financial Planning Association’s regional symposiums. On the personal side, Jeff and his wife of 25 years, Julie, are the proud parents of seven children and reside near the mountains in Tennessee. For more information visit www.CommonSenseAdvisors.com and www.JeffVoudrie.com.
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Dovish Federal Reserve Lifts Stocks; But Can They Boost Economy?

The Federal Reserve’s failure to raise interest rates at its last meeting has resulted in the credit market projecting that the next interest rate hike won’t occur until December of 2017. Back and forth we go… and now we have a dovish Federal Reserve. By failing to raise rates, the stock market…

Will A Slowing Economy Slow The Stock Market Rally?

Just last December, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen announced that they were raising interest rates by 25 basis points because the economy was doing well. She also telegraphed (through their ‘dot plot’) that there would be additional 25 basis point increases at each of their meetings over the next two…

Are Stocks Setting Up For Another Negative Market Event?

Recently, I opened up the research I normally provide my clients to a wider audience. (You can view it here). The response was amazing and the feedback from investors around the country indicates that they are not ready to buy the story that everything is great and now is the time to…

Why US Treasury Bonds Are Still Appealing

I have been feeling a bit under the weather this week so this market commentary will be a bit shorter than usual. And I’ll keep the focus on the recent counter-trend moves in stocks and us treasury bonds. In any type of market there can be trends and counter-trends. For…

Could A Saudi De-Peg Cause A US Dollar Crash?

I have the best clients. Most of them are retired after successful careers. They understand investing and are able to differentiate between real market data versus salesman hype. They are intelligent. They are tuned into what is going on around the world and do a good job of understanding the…

Capital Preservation Key As Global Market Risks Rise

The major market indexes ended Friday down between 2 and 3 percent, with the NASDAQ  taking the brunt of the damage down almost 3 percent. Earlier in the day, the Russell 2000 was down almost 4 percent before rallying back to close down 1.75 percent. For the week, the S&P 500 Index…

Treasuries Find A Bid As Stock Market Volatility Jumps

I my best to make time to communicate my thoughts on the markets each week. This week, I am going to share an article that I read about several large brokerage firms that are finally telling their clients to get out of stocks and into treasuries (The Telegraph). Hold on as…

Is Slowing Economic Growth Catching Up With Stocks?

Looking Back Most investors will be happy to have 2015 in the rear-view mirror. The S&P 500 Index eked out a 1.4% return including dividends. Excluding dividends it was down -0.73%. A total return of 1.40% for the S&P 500 is the worst annual return since 2008. Overall, that sounds…