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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.

Go Green with a Green Hedge

Go Green With A Hedge January 1, 2021 Dominick Paoloni, CIMA®CIO & FounderPortfolio Manager, IPSAXAdjunct Professor, University of Denver& University of Colorado   As the significant environmental and societal challenges facing us in the 21st century become ever more apparent, more and more investors are looking to invest in socially responsible ways.  Recognition of the importance and power of sustainable, responsible, and impact investing is leading to a remarkable transition in

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The Perfect Income Strategy

The Perfect Income Strategy September 20, 2020 Dominick Paoloni, CIMA®CIO & FounderPortfolio Manager, IPSAXAdjunct Professor, University of Denver& University of Colorado   Jay Powell, the head of the federal reserve bank who controls interest rates has said many times, “We are not thinking about, thinking about raising interest rates for a long, long time”. This means that pensions, endowments, retirees, and investment managers that rely on low-risk, safe income on

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Is Herd Mentality Driving Commodity Hedging?

Is Herd Mentality Driving Commodity Hedging? September 18, 2020 Dominick Paoloni, CIMA®CIO & FounderPortfolio Manager, IPSAXAdjunct Professor, University of Denver& University of Colorado   I recently read an article detailing how European airlines lost $4.66 Billion* last year through poorly managed fuel hedges.  As a hedging practitioner who teaches commodity and financial markets hedging at the University of Colorado in Denver, I found this to be a textbook example for

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How to Invest Your Portfolio in a Market Bubble

How to Invest Your Portfolio in a Market Bubble February 12, 2021 Dominick Paoloni, CIMA®CIO & FounderPortfolio Manager, IPSAXAdjunct Professor, University of Denver& University of Colorado George Soros, the Portfolio Manager of the infamous Quantum Hedge Fund boasts, “When I see a bubble, I rush in to buy it.” Soros is known for his legendary market returns achieved by investing in bubbles and getting out before they burst.  Soros uses

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Will Diversification Survive Zero Interest Rates?

Will Diversification Survive Zero Interest Rates? July 29, 2020 Dominick Paoloni, CIMA®CIO & FounderPortfolio Manager, IPSAXAdjunct Professor, University of Denver& University of Colorado   At the time of writing this article, 32% of the global government bond market and 24% of the global aggregate bond market trade at negative yields. Foreign money is pouring into US Treasuries as one of the last places on Earth offering positive yields. This huge

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The Short-Volatility Trade Is Now So Big It’s Starting to Break

The Short-Volatility Trade Is Now So Big It’s Starting to Break By Luke Kawa  and Yakob Peterseil – Bloomberg Markets – October 22, 2019,6:02 AM MDT – featuring Dominick Paoloni, IPS CIO & Founder, IPSAX Portfolio Manager& Patrick Hennessy, Head Trader, IPS Strategic Capital – One of the hottest strategies of the bull market for stocks may be getting too popular for its own good, placing billions of dollars and a

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