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IPS Strategic Capital places great importance on education and sharing our knowledge. This educational articles written and/or featuring Dominick Paoloni and the IPS team.  In addition to these articles, educational videos and white papers relating to financial risk management and hedging using options are available in our educational resources section.

The Ideal Investment for Today’s Market Environment

Everyone is asking the same question, “Where is the market going and what should I do?” The financial markets at home and abroad are a disaster, and the financial community says the same thing.   “Diversify, buy value, buy tech, buy the dip, don’t buy the dip, go to cash, hold for the long term yada, yada, yada.” In the end, everyone has an opinion, and you know what they say

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Should You Buy the Dip?

What everybody wants to know Is this a good time to buy the dip, hold your current positions, or  go to cash?  I’ve been in this business for over 30 years, and I have learned some  tough lessons: Market timing is a fool’s game. People confuse being lucky for being good. Buying and holding for the long term is a strategy that, near retirement, can keep you working longer than

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Why I still hate annuities: Here are the reasons these investments are bogus (USA TODAY) by Ken Fisher

USA TODAY: Why I still hate annuities: Here are the reasons these investments are bogus by Ken Fisher “I’d die and go to hell before selling an annuity” (to you or anyone). You may have seen me on my firm’s long-running TV ads saying that. Over the top? Yep! That bluntness aims to cut through the soft, misleading, and in my opinion, near-criminal “guarantees” annuity firms have peddled for decades

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Hedging Oil Volatility

Hedging Oil Volatility November 1, 2021 Dominick Paoloni, CIMA®CIO & FounderPortfolio Manager, IPSAXAdjunct Professor, University of Denver& University of Colorado   West Texas Intermediate crude is up more than 60% in 2021 recently breaking the 2014 high. Many traders are speculating that with ESG investments hitting 1.65 trillion in 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic many companies have reduced their CAPEX. Unfortunately, these lower CAPEX levels appear to be insufficient to

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What Makes a Great Financial Plan?

What Makes a Great Financial Plan? September 1, 2021 Dominick Paoloni, CIMA®CIO & FounderPortfolio Manager, IPSAXAdjunct Professor, University of Denver& University of Colorado   I have found over my 30 + years in the financial community that most financial plans are very plain vanilla templates. Yes, all financial plans contain the six tenants of Tax Planning, Insurance Planning, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Cash Flow Planning, and Investment Planning. Most planners

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The Best Looking Horse in the Glue Factory

The Best Looking Horse in the Glue Factory April 1, 2021 Dominick Paoloni, CIMA®CIO & FounderPortfolio Manager, IPSAXAdjunct Professor, University of Denver& University of Colorado   “The Democrats will print money wildly causing the dollar to crash, causing hyper-inflation which will put the market into a tailspin not seen since 1922”. This mantra is being spun by the mainstream media. Since the election, I have gotten a number of calls

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