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4 Steps Towards Building a Passive-Aggressive Portfolio

4 Steps Towards Building a Passive-Aggressive Portfolio

Posted On March 27, 2019 2:53 pm
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The trend of index or “passive” investing accelerated, following the financial crisis and seems to now represent a generational shift in the way investors approach the stock market.  Namely, they don’t necessarily trust it or those that dispense advice, but they acknowledge that stocks are still one of the best ways to build wealth.

So, while “passive” is all the rage one astute reader, Pete, noted, “Steve, isn’t the fact that one chooses to invest in stocks, no matter what the vehicle, by definition makes him an active investor… “

This is a great insight and allows us to continue my prior take on passive/aggressive investing.  Let’s go the next step and lay out five steps how one can be “actively passive to generate Alpha”

We need to start with the premise that…

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Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.

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