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Economics & Investing After COVID-19

Jim Lee Interviewed on Seeking Delphi with Mark Sackler
(Click on link above for full 1/2 hour YouTube interview)

Seeking Delphi has some terrific interviews with professional futurists. You might also want to check out the conversations with Cindy Frewen on COVID-19 and the future of cities, and Jerome Glenn on the future of work.
StratFI's Caffeinated Marketing Timing Gets Top Performance Ranking on Morningstar Database
StratFI Caffeinated Market Timing ranked #1 out of 9,700+ in the Morningstar database for Separate Account strategies based on 3-year performance through the end of March. Performance numbers are from active client accounts, and have been independently audited by Theta Research.

We've had a broad range of trading conditions in the past three years - from sideways (most of 2018) to raging bull market (2019) and panic selling (2020). This is the closest thing that I've found to an "all-weather" strategy.

I'm currently looking at making the Caffeinated and Decaffeinated strategies available to other financial advisors via asset management platforms including Adhesion and Envestnet.

Now the fine-print disclosures needed to keep my compliance guys happy...

Strategic Foresight Investments LLC (“StratFI”) is a registered investment advisor. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where StratFI and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure.

Performance Disclosure: Past performance shown is not indicative of future results, which could differ substantially.

Actual returns may be reduced by investment advisory fees and other expenses that may be incurred in the management of the account. The collection of fees produces a compounding effect on the total rate of return net of management fees. The applicable fees are described in Part II of the Form ADV. As an example, the effect of investment management fees on the total value of a client’s portfolio assuming (a) quarterly fee assessment, (b) $1,000,000 investment, (c) portfolio return of 8% a year, and (d) 1.00% annual investment advisory fee would be $10,416 in the first year, and cumulative effects of $59,816 over five years and $143,430 over ten years.

-Jim Lee, CFA, CMT, CFP
Disclosure: Information contained herein is for educational purposes only and is not to be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security or investment advice. Securities listed herein are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be considered a recommendation. The author may personally hold positions in securities mentioned.

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