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.
Follow On: Twitter | Google Plus

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…

Did The Fed Make A Mistake Raising Interest Rates?

On Wednesday the Federal Reserve finally raised interest rates for the first time since 2006. Will they be one and done? Here’s how the financial markets responded: The stock market had a one-day rally before resuming its decline. On the other hand, the bond market has clearly signaled that it…

The Week Ahead: Federal Reserve Guidance On Rate Hikes Key

The Federal Reserve is set on raising interest rates next week. The data dependent Fed has reduced their dependency to seemingly only two data points: employment and the S&P 500. As the market attempts to price in a rate increase, investors may soon shift gears to pricing in Federal Reserve guidance…

Federal Reserve Conundrum: Will They Or Won’t They?

The Federal Reserve announced in late October that there is a live possibility that they will raise rates in December. The very announcement of that initially caused bonds yields to spike (going from 1.98% on October 14th to 2.34% on Nov 10th) and caused losses for those that are heavily invested…

Is The Federal Reserve Ready To Tempt Fate In December?

I want to take a few minutes to update you on my thoughts regarding the domestic and global economy, the Federal Reserve, and the current state of U.S. treasury bonds as an investment. After several additional hours of research and analysis, I believe the difficulties in our global economy are…

Buy Low And Sell High: Investing Strategy Thoughts

The old adage about investing is that you should buy low and sell high. And that is sage advice. Heck, everyone wants to buy low and sell high. But the question is how do you put that goal into practice? This may sound simplistic, but in order to buy low…

Will The Federal Reserve Kill The Economy?

Last week the Federal Reserve shocked the markets by emphasizing that a December interest rate hike was “squarely back in play”. As a result, the odds of a December interest rate hike have gone from roughly 30% before the announcement to around 60% now. If the Federal Reserve raises interest…