Insights from Tocqueville
By Kenneth Lee on October 2, 2017
“The man who isn’t a pessimist is a damned fool.” – Mark Twain Is the grizzled, cynical investor the more successful one? Are his cynicism and negativity a sign of intelligence and experience? Do we perceive the pessimistic person as more intelligent than the optimistic one, and if so what relevance does this have to …Read More
It’s Never Too Early
By Michael Meltzer on March 24, 2014
Roth 401(k)s and Other Fun Stuff As one of the younger portfolio managers at Tocqueville, I tend to focus a lot of my time on developing investment strategies for my peers. Unfortunately, most people don’t start thinking about their retirement until they are in their forties. Better late than never, but I believe there is …Read More
By Paul Kleinschmidt on September 17, 2015
Buyer beware: ETF’s may not be what they appear Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) have been all the rage the past few years as money has flowed out of actively managed portfolios and into investment vehicles that mirror various indices. After all, portfolio managers rarely outperform the broader stock indices and the overwhelming majority of actively …Read More
Robert Kleinschmidt Interview with Steve Forbes
By Robert Kleinschmidt on October 24, 2012
The following video of Steve Forbes’s interview with Robert Kleinschmidt was originally posted in two parts, “Forget Apple, Buy Microsoft! and Hold Gold, Says Contrarian Kleinschmidt” and “Ignore the Naysayers; DeVry and Procter Lead Tocqueville Chief’s Contrarian Stock Picks” on Forbes.com. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This video contains the views of …Read More
It’s the Spending, Stupid!
By Robert Kleinschmidt on June 6, 2011
James Carville is famous for having saved the first Clinton presidential campaign by focusing his candidate on the most important issue of the day. “It’s the Economy, Stupid,” ensured that the campaign stayed on point. Now there is a new most important issue of the day: out-of-control government spending. And the problem is getting worse. …Read More
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