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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.

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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30 MarPreparing for Success


I can’t take credit for the post/thoughts below.  The credit goes to our Ghost Writer.  I’m kidding – he’s actually the…

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18 AugValuations and Safe Withdrawal Rates


The implications of high valuations on investor outcomes is negative.  For those investors that are or will be pulling from portfolios…

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25 JulWorthy of the Leaping Shoulder Bump…


We found out this morning that Beckham passed Level 1 of the CFA exam.  That’s worthy of a post to…

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