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Robert Brinkman

Robert Brinkman
Rob Brinkman is the Founder of Safe Harbour Retirement, LLC and has been an Advisor for 31 years, opening his first investment firm for Edward Jones in 1987. He has been a Registered Principal and Executive for one of the largest Investment/Insurance companies in the world. He speaks Internationally and was selected by Jim Collins, author of the New York Times Best Selling book Built to Last, to panel his pre-release of the again Best Selling book Good to Great. For the past decade Rob has been focusing on mentoring and coaching business owners and the high net-worth on how to leverage their success more toward a life of meaning and significance. An expert with tax and investment issues, he writes blogs www.robbrinkmanacademy.com and produces video ‘white boards’ for numerous websites every month.

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December Tactical Exercise

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2018 11:16:40 AM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin, .com

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Given all the market volatility since the end of September and particularly just this past week, I thought it would be helpful to review in real time the difference between Tactical Portfolio Management and the typical Buy & Hold.  Here’s a brief video:
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Buying on the Dips is a great way to make money…until it isn’t.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2018 1:16:16 PM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin, .com

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There’s a lot going on in the markets. Some dynamics are linear and pretty easy to interpret, others not so much. It’s important to walk through them and then we’ll revisit via a video the important difference between Tactical investing and Buy&Hold.

Before we dive into the variables, take a look at this chart, because it’s why I titled this blog: Buying on the Dips is a great way to make money…until it isn’t.

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24hr Trading

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2018 7:10:34 AM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin

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td richie 

Have you seen the new Lionel Richie TDAmeritrade commercial, where two guys are trying to get the singer to say “All night long”, as in now with TD you can trade stocks outside of the typical 9:30am EST to 4:00pm time frame? This offering was attempted several years back by another brokerage firm, but it didn’t catch on. Will it work this time?

Not that any of you reading this are itching to buy Apple or short Tesla while watching Late Night, but it is an opportunity to build on my last couple of blogs where we discussed liquidity and some of the interesting dynamics surrounding it.

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The Elephant and the Rider

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2018 1:27:59 AM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin

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Look at this picture. Let me ask you a couple questions. 

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3 major differences between today’s market and 2008

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2018 7:43:32 AM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin

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I just finished up teaching a Retirement Planning class at Fairfield University.  I generally ask at the beginning of class how many of the attendees had some level of motivation to sign up because the 2008 collapse remains in the back of their mind.  With teaching this course for the past 4 years, I would say over half the people raised their hand and did so with legitimate concern on their face.  But this most recent class, I witnessed a lot of shrugs, “Eh, that was 10 years ago.”

My gut is that it’s less about the time frame and more the double digit returns the markets provided in 2017.  Now, this blog isn’t going to be a Debbie Downer about the market and economy.  I’m actually quite happy with the growth of corporate revenue and earnings, dramatically lower unemployment, Trump’s implementation of promises and yes, I believe what he’s doing with Tariff’s is not only brilliant, but necessary.

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Confidence…but in what?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2018 6:59:56 PM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin

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It's All About Infrastructure

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2018 2:30:03 AM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin

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In the Spring of 1998 I was having lunch at an outdoor restaurant in Stockholm Sweden, while on break from a Wall Street analyst meeting. As I was about to enjoy another bite of crispbread, I watched a guy walk up to a vending machine, point his phone and click - a pack of cigarettes dropped out. I put my food down, literally rubbed my eyes and turned to my colleague next to me and asked incredulously, “Did you see that?” My associate was too busy gawking at the natural blonde women at a table across from us, so I was left with my own thoughts: Why can’t we do this back in the United States? Obviously, this is universal technology, how can Sweden be so far ahead of us?

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Free Blockchain Webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2018 2:18:56 AM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin

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BITCOIN Update

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2017 12:50:06 PM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market, Bitcoin

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Is F.O.M.O. Affecting Your Investment Strategy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2017 10:42:02 AM / by Robert Brinkman posted in Trump, Hedge fund, S&P, Stock Market Volatility, stock market

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