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Welcome to Island Light, Slide Presentation

Welcome to Island Light Capital.  We’re pleased that you’ve navigated to this page, and hope that this narrated slide presentation will teach you a little about our firm and philosophy. Click to watch video At the end of the slide presentation, you will find a set of handouts.  These handouts give a brief overview of our company and investment...

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Island Light Investment Notes (August 2012)

It’s the first of September, and time to go back to school. Expect September and October market volatility to be higher than the last four months, as portfolio managers, brokers and analysts return from vacations.  Active managers, behind in their performance, will increase trading and portfolio risk in order to salvage year-end bonuses.  Brokers...

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Island Light Capital Featured

Island Light Capital was recently featured in an article by Michael Tarsala, “Could gold be a smart play ahead of QE3?” We appreciate the press, and continue to believe that Gold (GLD) represents a good diversifier in an asset allocation of ETFs.

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Island Light Capital Portfolios now available through Covestor

Dover, MA and New York – August 16, 2012–  Island Light Capital and Covestor are pleased to announce that Island Light Capital is now an investment model manager on the Covestor.com investment trading platform.  This development means that Island Light’s Global Strategic ETF models are now offered for direct investment to long term investors. Island...

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Island Light Investment Notes (July 2012)

Its July, do you know where your investment advisor is?  If your advisor is like the rest of us, he or she tries to take time away from the office — on boats, lakes, beaches, traveling, on safari, or, in other words, probably not hovering over your portfolio allocations. For July 2012, remaining on the sidelines wasn’t a bad strategy.  The...

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Thoughts on Fixed Income Valuation

The allocation of fixed income investments in an asset allocation portfolio is an important and typically misunderstood investment process.  Because an intelligent fixed income allocation process is particularly relevant and important in today’s low interest rate environment, Island Light has developed a new relative factor weighting technique designed...

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Island Light Investment Notes (May 2012)

May is very rarely a great month for US equity investors.  This May was, unfortunately, not an exception to the old rule to “sell in May, buy in October”.  Don’t get us wrong; we are not advocating a tactical strategy that moves portfolios to cash for 6 months out of the year.  We are just saying that all of us would have been well served to...

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Enlightened Investing, Collaborative Investment Committee

Island Light’s investment process is based upon “Enlightened Investing”.  Enlightened Investing is a stable approach to portfolio management, emphasizing quantitative principles and proven investment practices, while accentuating asset allocation as the most important determinant of long term success in investment planning. We use this approach,...

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