Tim Armour Points To Serious Flaws In A Popular Buffett Investment Strategy

While no one can dispute that billionaire investor Warren Buffett has an enviable understanding of the investment market, his style may not be an example for everyone to follow. Fellow investor Tim Armour explains in a recent op-ed how the “Oracle of Omaha” is wrong about his trust in passive index funds.

Buffett’s long been a fan of the S&P 500 passive index fund, where he can apply his bottom-up strategy of investment, incurring little risk for a modest investment. While this strategy has been helpful in helping Buffett secure his empire. Timothy Armour argues that this strategy could be a disaster in the current market environment, particularly for those who are preparing for retirement. But there is a better way to plan for the future while adding to one’s portfolio.

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Armour points out that the perceived safety in a passive fund isn’t really a guarantee against loss or risk, and in an unkind market they crash just like active funds would. Many people may be unaware of this fact given the unusual length of this bull market giving many investors positive returns. But anticipating the turn to a bear market can make the difference between a retirement in comfort and one defined by financial stress.

Rather than focusing so intently on the safest investment they can find, Armour suggests new investors instead look to how invested managers are investing in their own funds. From accumulated data, Armour has found that managers who invest into their own funds results in consistently higher returns that outperform benchmark indexes.

While it isn’t a way to accurately predict the market, Armour believes that by taking on some risk and seeing which managers are confident in their own fund to do the same he’s been able to average 1,47% above index benchmarks per year after fund expenses are accounted for.

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Chris Burch: A Visionary with a Purpose

Chris Burch is an extra-ordinary visionary. He blends creativity, and investment focus, in recognizing future trends. Chris embraces all of the right trending options. The following text is, provided, to demonstrate how Chris’s unique focus brings him, much, in the way of solid prosperity.

 

Fashion and technology make friendly and useful partners. It is proven that the continual progression, of the two sectors—have a tendency to cling to each other—rather admirably. The best technological devices, when married with fashion, as well as the other way around—presents a very deliverable product. The coupling of the two: is really quite intriguing. In order to better understand the features of infusing the two together, it is best to review their histories. When so doing, a look, into the future is possible. (Thoughts of Christopher Burch: however, not verbatim.)

 

First came the Boom Box in the 70s. This musical device, was used, in order that the person, interested in music, could listen to tunes, while on the move. Two cassette decks made it possible to listen to favorite songs. There was a cassette deck on one side of the Boom Box, where a standard cassette, with popular tunes was housed. The second cassette deck, made it possible, for the user, to record tunes. During the 80s, the Boom Box was still popular. The addition of movie story lines was added. The 90s “saw” the “scale down” of carrying about a musical device, by way of The Walkman. Finally, the decade of the 2000s, witnessed the introduction of the iPod. As evidenced, technology is continually keeping up with what is fashionable or popular, for the particular time-period.

 

Currently, technology and fashion is blended together, like never before. The designer is delighting in creating products, greatly sought after, by the general marketplace. By combining technology and fashion, designers are becoming quite motivated, by the overall effect. When the two are combined together, products become much more sophisticated.

 

Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch Designer. She enjoys experimenting with a combination of fashion and technology. When doing so, Ms. Wipprecht, says that she finds a great deal of professional satisfaction—as to the end result. Two of Ms. Wipprecht’s highly-acclaimed works include: a drink making dress, referred to as the ‘DareDroid’, and a self-painting dress known as ‘Pseudomorphs’.

 

Forms of protection, can result, when technology and fashion are creatively combined. Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin devised an airbag, inside of neckwear. The airbag comes out of the neckwear, when the biker is about to fall forward. The neckwear provides the biker with a greater field of vision, since there is no obscurity, in the way of wearing a helmet. ‘Frontline Gloves’ were created by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon. The purpose of the product is to allow one team member to effectively communicate with the other team member that the “coast is clear and safe,” or that matters are still threatening. The way the firefighters do so: is by way of electronic devices, located on the gloves.

 

Designer: SegraSegra creates T-shirts and jackets from bicycle inner-tubes, that have been recycled. Emma Whiteside is the designer of a gown, made of recycled radiator copper.

 

Designer, Soledad Martin is working on a proto-type for shoe apparel. The walker or jogger is able to charge his cell phone, when wearing the shoe apparel, by way of kinetic energy.

 

Well-known designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, was able to bring wearing fashionable eye apparel, to the forefront, when she allowed her fashion runway models to wear Google Glass, while showing her line, on the runway.

 

Conclusively, fashion and technology work quite well together. Exceptional fashions, are the result, when combining the features of sophisticated technological elements and fashion design. There is a great deal of usefulness and popularity, associated with the product. The world is made a safer and more harmonious place to live, when combining the two elements of fashion and technology.

 

Notes Regarding Chris Burch:

 

Chris Burch is the former creator of ‘Eagle’s Eye Apparel’. The brand, launched Chris into the fashion industry. He and his brother Robert, began the line, by purchasing sweaters for ten dollars per piece. They sold each sweater, to women, on the Campus of Ithaca University, for $15. The brand expanded to other University Campuses, and then retail locations were opened up. The brand was eventually sold in a deal that resulted in the millions of dollars.

 

Chris, during the decades, has invested, heavily, in unique and profitable retail lines. He is also a real estate investor. Some of the brands, Chris has invested include: Poppin, Aliph, Powermat, Voss Water, ED by Ellen Degeneres, and BaubleBar, among many others—over fifty lines. As mentioned, he invests in real estate too. Real estate investments are located in Nantucket, The Hamptons, and a resort on the beautiful island of Sumba, in Indonesia. It is the preceding insights that have brought Chris, much, in the way of continued prosperity. He is currently the leader of ‘Burch Creative Capital’.