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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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….

3 Considerations For Investors Into Wild Presidential Election

It is normal during every Presidential election cycle to become concerned about its impact on the markets. This election, though, does seem to stand out in terms of concern regardless of your political persuasion. I’m 51 years old and I can’t ever remember an election like this before! And, no…

Volatility In Treasury Bonds Likely To Tick Higher

My research and sources that I follow are indicating the potential for 2nd quarter US GDP to surprise to the upside. Perhaps with growth as high as 4%. So the question is: How will US treasury bonds deal with this kind of surprise? Such an announcement would cause US Treasury bond…

Time To Jump Back Into Stocks? Hold That Thought…

Almost a year ago I remember predicting that the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) would set lower lows before it reached higher highs. The S&P 500 hit an all-time high of 2132 back on July 20, 2015. As a result I had been moving out of stocks as we approached August 2015….

Are Federal Reserve Rate Hikes On Hold For Summer?

In Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s testimony before Congress last week we heard more of the same. Last week she basically confirmed that the economy is continuing to slow down and that poses ‘risks’ to her forecast for growth. Thus rate hikes over the summer are likely off the table. Here’s a brief recap:…