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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Market Insights: Is The “Trump Rally” For Real?

Summary: Although the US major stock markets are at or near all-time highs, the economic data signals continued US and global growth. My viewpoint is that we are still in the early stages of what could be a multi-year growth cycle. Here’s some detail on my thought process: If you…

Market Update: Adjusting To The New Economic Climate

Each money manager and/or investor has a process that helps them determine when, how and how much to invest. The process that I use starts by looking at whether the United States and/or global economy is expanding or contracting. In other words, I first try to determine whether the global…

Markets In Flux: Investors Facing More Chaos In 2017

Confusion, Chaos and Conflict In my last weekly commentary I referenced a book that referred to Donald Trump as the ‘Chaos Candidate’. What we have witnessed in the last two weeks sure fits the definition of chaos: We have seen contentious nominee hearings. We have seen Democrats boycott the hearings to…

Market Commentary: Recapping 2016 And Navigating 2017

Summarizing The 2016 Market Action: Since the election, the economic data continues to show that the US economy is starting to grow. A growing economy favors stocks over bonds. I have been increasing the amount devoted to stocks gradually since early December. In general, of my accounts may have around 30%…

Portfolio Adjustments In Light Of Trump Election

The Election Earthquake “Trump’s election is the biggest political earthquake in the United States since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980”, says Jim Rickards. Whether you are a republican, democrat or an independent, this election is one that I think we will all remember the rest of our lives….

Systemic Risks Rise As CPI and Global Trade Data Stall

The world’s markets are entering unchartered waters, forcing today’s retirees to be vigilant and discerning as never before. As a money manager, I am constantly researching data from a variety of sources so I can properly advise and position my clients, not only for how the markets are behaving today, but…

U.S. Economic Update: ‘Americans, We Have A Problem…’

I was six years old when the Apollo 13 mission had a major malfunction that resulted in aborting their mission to land on the moon. From that moment on, the entire focus became getting those brave astronauts back to earth safely. It took the entire brain trust of NASA to…

Is It Time To Exit U.S. Treasury Bonds?

It has been a difficult stretch for owners of the 20-year US Treasury Bond ETF (and related bond securities) ever since Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen signaled that a rate increase is still on the table. As usual, there’s plenty of Fed speak… and confusion! As you can see in this…

The U.S. Economic Slowdown In Tweets

I’m going to do something a little bit different for this week’s market commentary. As most of my readers are aware, I am in the “growth slowing” camp and have been advocating for U.S. treasury bonds (NASDAQ:TLT) since the middle of last year. TLT has been an outperformer this year….