Editor’s Note: A few months ago, David Penn sat down and talked trading, among other things, with institutional investor and author Jack Ablin. Here’s a look back at their insightful conversation.
Click here to access this week’s Big Saturday Interview with Jack Ablin, author of Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace.
Knowing which markets to be in and which markets to be out of is the most important decision an investor can make. So says Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of Harris Private Bank, who brings his experience as an institutional investor to bear in this weekend’s Big Saturday Interview.
While many investors become preoccupied with the storylines of individual stocks, Ablin shows how asset allocation is the underestimated factor that helps drive long term investment success. In his book, and in our conversation this weekend, Ablin introduces the public to the strategies and tactics he uses as an institutional investor to avoid emotional decision-making and remain focused on the big picture.
Jack Ablin is also a big fan of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). In our Big Saturday Interview, he explains why they are valuable tools for investors looking to lower costs and avoid the single stock risk that can hurt so many investors during bear markets such as the market downturn in 2008.
To read Part 2 of our interview, click here.
Click here to sign up for a free, online presentation by Larry Connors, CEO and founder of TradingMarkets, as he introduces The Machine, the first and only financial software that allows traders and investors to design and build quantified portfolios.