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The Backcourt Report

We're former basketball players, backcourt teammates in fact. We appreciate a good assist that leads to a score. That's what this blog is about. Through it we offer our investment training and insights...and sometimes a dose of hoops analogy...as an assist to your investment plays.

18 AugWhat Happens When…


The current market environment is forcing investors – both large and small – to build riskier portfolios.  The picture below is…

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15 Aug3 Year Track Records – The Rite of Passage


Corey Hoffstein recently posted an article titled Are Three Year Track Records Meaningful?  His take on a topic that we are…

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10 AugWhen you don’t know what you don’t know


Tim Hanson’s recent post flips the value investing mantra of “Margin of Safety” upside down into the “Margin of Danger” : “…the search…

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03 AugBig Balls (pretty sure that’s the professional term)


“Are you really going to buck convention and stick your neck out to recommend a firm that you think has all…

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20 JulCan You Stick To Your Strategy?


The good of any investment strategy will only be realized if investors can stomach the bad.  As we say repeatedly, a…

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