Asset allocation, market timing and private equity long-term returns

This podcast covers three topics which are the source of many questions. Asset allocation starts with a recent interview from Vanguard titled, “Strategies for constructing globally diversified portfolios.”  In the other two topics, Paul addresses a number of popular alternative investments. He references a recent study on long-term returns for private equity funds (1984-2016) and compares them to the S&P 500, small cap value, commodities and U.S. T-Bills and Government Bonds. Click to read, “ How Do Private Equity Investments Perform Compared to Public Equity?” Based on his 50 years experience, Paul discusses market timing, another way to invest defensively. If interested in how the Leveraged Global Opportunity Fund works, you can read about it on page 21 in the following pdf:  https://www.merriman.com/Disclosures/ADV.pdf