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  • A Story: Standpoint vs. Equities - June 2022

    Video

    A two-minute video with commentary on how an all-weather strategy can take advantage of market trends around the globe.

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  • Monthly Returns

    Web Page

    Monthly returns for the Standpoint mutual fund since inception.

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  • Mutiny Funds Podcast - June 2022

    Podcast

    Eric Crittenden and Jason Buck discuss how to handle today's market environment.

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  • Reducing Inflation Will Come at a Great Cost: Stagflation

    Article

    Ray Dalio outlines the costs of central bank policies of the past, present, and future.

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  • Marketwatch - March 2022

    Article

    This type of investment strategy can smooth out the stock market’s ride.

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  • Eric and Meb Faber - January 2022

    Podcast

    Eric joins Meb to discuss recent market volatility and possible risks and opportunities that lie ahead.

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  • Talkin' Shop: Motivation to Change

    Video

    Diversification away from stocks and bonds is more important today.

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  • Why Most Alternatives are Ineffective

    Video

    Most alternatives are taking the same risks as the rest of the portfolio.

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  • Talkin' Shop: Russia-Ukraine Conflict

    Video

    An all weather investment strategy is built to handle extreme circumstances.

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  • Talkin' Shop: The Pain of Diversification

    Video

    Why does diversification feel so painful?

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  • 2021 Year in Review

    Video

    Eric reviews progress at Standpoint and market performance during 2021.

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  • Inflation at 40-Year High

    Article

    Wage-price spirals, low interest rates, and government aid have increased inflation.

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  • Real Vision Masterclass - August 2021

    Video

    Eric Crittenden and Standpoint specialize in a systematic investment style that they like to call “macro trend investing” that they also combine with long equity beta.

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  • Explaining All-Weather

    Web Page

    See quotes that are common ways advisors and investors describe all-weather investing.

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  • All-Weather Investing with Tom Basso and Eric Crittenden

    Video

    Standpoint's Eric Crittenden and Tom Basso have a casual conversation about investing and their experience as professional money managers.

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  • Sebastien Page - February 2022

    Podcast

    Sebastien Page joins Alan Dunne on Top Traders Unplugged.

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  • Origin Story: All-Weather

    Video

    A student project leads Eric to discover an all-weather approach to investing.

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  • Origin Story: Tom Basso and Standpoint

    Video

    On RCM's The Derivative podcast Tom Basso shares a story of the early days of Standpoint.

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  • Picture Perfect Portfolios Interview

    Article

    Samuel Jeffery of Picture Perfect Portfolios interviews Eric Crittenden about various topics related to successful all-weather investing.

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  • Share Class Cost Comparison

    Tool

    Download the Excel document to better understand which share class is more appropriate.

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  • Over-Reliance on "Education"

    Video

    "No amount of education is going to solve that particular problem."

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  • Talkin' Shop: Sharpe Ratios

    Video

    Eric talks about realistic expectations around Sharpe ratios and his views on the best way to target a reasonable number.

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  • Talkin' Shop: Real Estate and All-Weather Portfolios

    Video

    Eric discusses why he doesn’t include real estate in Standpoint’s all-weather strategy.

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  • Stable Returns. Stable Ride. All-Weather Investing.

    Web Page

    Built to navigate changing market conditions while maintaining stability and balance.

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  • Eric's Life Principles

    Video

    Realistic expectations, unintended consequences, Pareto principle.

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  • Being Prepared

    Video

    Severe or prolonged equity market declines. Inflation. Negative real returns from bonds. Are you prepared if any of these scenarios materialize?

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  • The Basics of All-Weather Investing

    Video

    What is all-weather investing? Is an all-weather portfolio too diversified? What do we think about stock and bond portfolios?

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  • Required Equity Returns

    Tool

    Use this tool to find out how much return you need.

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  • Systematic Trading & Trendfollowing

    Video

    A brief explanation of systematic trading and the trendfollowing investment style.

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  • The Right Lessons From History

    Video

    “Some people think that it’s science, some people think it’s art. I’m just telling you it’s crucially important.”

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  • Talkin' Shop: Different Market Environments

    Video

    The four economic environments and how the investments that make up a portfolio will perform differently in each of the four ‘quadrants.’

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  • Top Traders Podcast June 2021

    Podcast

    Eric, CIO of Standpoint, joins Niels Kaastrup-Larsen on The Systematic Investor Podcast.

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  • Talkin' Shop: Using ETFs for Strategic Equity Exposure

    Video

    In an all-weather investment approach, strategic long equity exposure makes up an important portion of the portfolio.

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  • Raise Your Average Podcast – June 2021

    Podcast

    A thoughtful perspective and approach is required to re-wire our lizard brains.

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  • BlackRock Makes the Case for 20% Alternatives

    Article

    Why the traditional stock and bond allocation will not only fall short on returns but actually increase risk.

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  • Resolve Riffs – April 2021

    Podcast

    Eric, CIO of Standpoint, joins Adam, Rodrigo, and Mike of Resolve Asset Management for a Friday happy hour conversation.

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  • Talkin' Shop: The Basics

    Video

    Eric, CIO of Standpoint, gives a brief overview of some of the factors that he considered when designing an all-weather strategy.

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  • Reasons to Look Beyond a Stock and Bond Portfolio

    Video

    When investors are relying on a 4%-6% return in their financial plan but bonds are only yielding 2% is it prudent to stick with a portfolio of only stocks and bonds?

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  • Excess Returns Podcast - April 2021

    Podcast

    Eric, CIO of Standpoint, joins Jack Forehand and Justin Carbonneau on an episode of their podcast, Excess Returns.

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  • U.S. vs. International Equities

    Article

    Blending U.S. and international equities has historically delivered returns equal to U.S. equities alone but with less volatility.

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  • Origin Story: Standpoint

    Video

    Why does the team at Standpoint believe advisors and investors want another investment product in an industry that already has over 8,000 mutual funds?

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  • Standpoint & RCM Webinar - October 2020

    Video

    Eric and Jeff talk about how most bonds are dependent on interest rates and how Eric evaluates the options in the alternatives space.

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  • Eric on Flirting with Models Podcast - July 2020

    Podcast

    Eric, CIO of Standpoint, joins Corey Hoffstein on a podcast episode of Flirting with Models.

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  • Multi-Asset Blend

    Article

    Over the past 20 years a multi-asset blend has achieved higher returns and lower volatility.

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  • Multi-Asset Blend Monthly Returns

    Article

    Index returns representative of an all-weather approach.

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  • Eric with Howard Lindzon on Panic with Friends – March 2020

    Podcast

    They catch up on memories of working together 20 years ago and how they’ve seen the asset management world evolve.

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  • Lord Abbett Explains Pitfalls of Current Bond Market

    Article

    Since 2008 the bond market in the U.S. has become riskier and has a lower yield.

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  • Rob Arnott on Excess Returns Podcast

    Podcast

    Research Affiliates’ and Standpoint’s philosophies around investing are different, but we share many of the same principles.

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  • Eric on Trend Following with Michael Covel – October 2020

    Podcast

    They discuss psychology, trading systems, and the effort it takes to use data correctly.

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  • Eric Crittenden on The Meb Faber Show

    Podcast

    Eric and Meb discuss their approaches to navigating the volatility we’ve seen in 2020 with the Corona Crash and the subsequent rebound in equities.

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  • Jeffrey Gundlach Interviewed on Real Vision – October 2020

    Video

    Both Raoul and Jeffrey review current events and what the future investing landscape might look like here in the U.S.

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  • Bridgewater - Is Stagflation Next?

    Video

    Policies used in 2008 were to stop-gap a lack of credit in the system, but in 2020 we are experiencing different underlying issues.

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  • Eric on Top Traders Unplugged - March 2020

    Podcast

    A discussion about trading futures and the importance of commodities and currencies in a portfolio.

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  • The Coming Retirement Crisis - Real Vision

    Video

    Raoul Pal from Real Vision explains how demographics have shaped asset prices over the past 40 years and how the retirement of baby boomers may impact the economy going forward.

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  • Bond Return Simulator

    Tool

    Walkthrough of how to use the bond return simulator created by Standpoint.

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  • Graham - In Search of Negative Beta - July 2020

    Article

    How likely they are bonds to provide protection in the future?

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  • Dimensional - What Happens to Stocks when Interest Rates Change

    Video

    There is no clear correlation between U.S. equity market returns and interest rates.

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  • Bridgewater: Grappling with the Reality of Zero Bond Yields

    Article

    The implications of near zero bond yields and how that may impact the 60/40 portfolio.

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  • Chris Cole on Macro Voices Podcast - February 2020

    Podcast

    The plausibility of a 60/40 portfolio performing well in future decades.

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  • Eric on The Derivative Podcast - April 2020

    Podcast

    Eric, CIO of Standpoint, joins Jeff Malec on The Derivative podcast.

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  • Access to All-Weather

    Video

    Many portfolios are heavily focused on the stock market and long term bonds are a bad bet right now.

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  • Commentary

    Web Page

    Monthly updates on portfolios positions and performance.

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  • Top 20 Alt Funds

    Web Page

    Compare the performance of the 20 largest alternative mutual funds.

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  • Fact Sheet

    Web Page

    Quarterly Fact Sheet for the Standpoint Multi-Asset Fund.

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  • Fund Brochure

    Web Page

    An overview of the goal and components of the Standpoint Multi-Asset Fund.

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