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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.

04 FebModel vs Custom Portfolio


Custom models, off the shelf models, and everything in between – that’s what we do day in and day out.  Fortunately,…

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25 OctVolatility and Lower Prices


According to Investopedia, the term risk asset generally refers to assets that have a significant degree of price volatility, such as…

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22 OctImpact and Behavior Gap


A relentless pursuit for impact – that’s the most encompassing explanation of how we spend our time at Aptus. What does…

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07 SepThe Perfect Portfolio


We’ve figured out what the perfect portfolio looks like… First let me say this – the perfect portfolio on paper is…

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09 JulDefining Uncertainty


We use derivatives to turn uncertainty into known quantities.  Yes, we used a financial dirty word, but derivatives used correctly can…

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