SILTTY Companion: Module 3 – What to Add - Spicer Capital University
Stop Investing Like They Tell You - Companion Course

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Module 3: What to Add

This module presents one of the simplest strategies you can use to overcome Modern Portfolio Theory's potentially ruinous flaws. 

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If you've now completed all the tasks on the Course Home page, head back there to discover the hidden content: a "What's Next" video and one more extra credit opportunity (it's a big one!)

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Leave your comments, questions, and concerns about alternative investments in the comments section below.

  • DutchDGI says:

    Hi Stephen,

    I’ve complete the entire course, but the Course Home page is broken, as it has never shown my real progress (only the module overview does). So, I cannot see the “What’s Next” link on the Course Home page. I’m using Google Chrome as browser.

    Kind regards,
    Oscar (DutchDGI)

  • DutchDGI says:

    Hi Stephen,

    As a token of my gratitude, here is my feedback after finishing the course:

    Very educational and professionally done! The PSAs are mostly useful for beginner investors, but the actual Lessons are especially educational for more experience (retail) investors. It gave me a better (most positive) understanding of PMT. I especially like your main focus, the alternative investments. I knew of commodities (not my thing), going short (I looked at short ETFs) and REITs (I own several), but the other alternatives are still a bit too complex/vague for me. Also, as a European investor, I’m not sure I could even invest in those (directly).

    Nice touch to refer to those Ivy League endowment and pension funds — very impressive performance for such risk-averse investors. In the Netherlands, our pension funds are mostly in bonds and money markets (very little stocks), so the performance is much lower, yet there are very much correlated to the stock market and interest rates. I’m going to research advanced investments more.

    Your course reminds me a lot about the Morningstar Investment Lessons that I completed years ago (I lost the link and not sure it’s still available). That course was VERY thorough (tooks many hours to complete), with exams quizzes and everything. Appearently Morningstar is quite against MPT, especially against the idea that the market is always/mostly correctly valued. As a value investor myself, I know this is simply not true; not even for large-cap, well-covered stocks — stock prices are mostly driven by emotions and sentiment, which can be profited from by rational, clear-headed (value) investors that understand that, in the long run, stock prices of quality companies are always driven by earnings and dividends.

    Thanks for the course and I will check out more of you online.

    Kind regards,
    Oscar (DutchDGI)

  • Daniel Sanchez says:

    Much of my upbringing in the markets over the past year and a half has been all stocks and bonds. I’ve had courses teach that you only need 7-15 stocks, depending on how much money you have invested. I’ve had courses teach to buy undervalued and sell when over valued. I’ve had my adviser set up my portfolio to outpace the market’s speed in both directions. From all I’ve learned, I’m more willing to look into REITs and Shorting shares but not until I have an even more solid understanding of the fundamentals. Commodities and Managed Futures seem like much more of a stretch for me. As I continue to invest, I will take the best of what I’ve learned from you, Phil Town, Jeremy, Dustin Tibbitts, and really combine them into what best works for me. Perhaps even try several strategies to first hand see what works best. Either way, I’ve learned alot and highly, highly appreciate the lectures. Thank you.

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