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Archive | 2010

BIA Model Portfolio Change – Core Wealth Allocation

The BIA Core Wealth Allocation model portfolio has reduced the position in the iShares Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) and added to the iShares 1-3 year Treasury ETF (SHY).     DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this article should  be construed as a personal recommendation or investment advice.  Nor should anything in this article be construed as an offer, or a solicitation of […]

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BIA Global Strategy Model Portfolio Change

The Mosaic Company (MOS) has been removed from the BIA Global Strategy Model Portfolio.  MOS was added to the portfolio on September 16, of 2010.     Click here to request a proposal from Barnhart Investment Advisory   DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this article should  be construed as a personal recommendation or advice.  Nor should anything in […]

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David Stockman – “Warren Buffet’s Humbug”

Recommended reading from David Stockman in regards to Warren Buffet’s “gushing drivel” about the government’s financial bailout: Warren Buffet’s Humbug (excerpt)  As it turned out, the probability that a sharp contraction of GE Capital’s footings would not have had noticeable impact on the macro economy was never tested due to the Washington’s alphabet soup of bailouts. Instead, […]

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BIA Global Strategy Model Portfolio Changes

The Global Strategy model portfolio has added an approximate 5% position in BIIB, Biogen Idec and also  an approximate 5% position in HLF, Herbalife. The position in SHY was reduced from approximately 35% to 32%, and the cash position was reduced by approximately 7%. Click here to request a proposal from Barnhart Investment Advisory   DISCLAIMER: Nothing in […]

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BIA Model Portfolio Change – Global Strategy

The BIA Global Strategy Model Portfolio has added an approximate 5% position in  iGate, ticker IGTE. Click here to request a proposal from Barnhart Investment Advisory   DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this article should  be construed as a personal recommendation or advice.  Nor should anything in this article be construed as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to sell […]

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Is There an “Austrian School of Investment Thought?”: Austrian Economics and the BIA Investment Philosophy

I am often asked what does it mean to invest with “an eye toward the Austrian School of Economic Thought?”    Is there a certain way that an “Austrian” should invest?   Is there an “Austrian School of Investment Thought?” In a word , no.  There is no Austrian School of Investment Thought.  But that doesn’t mean […]

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