Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Portfolio, LLC.

Lee Munson, CFA, CFP is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Portfolio, LLC., an asset management firm based in Albuquerque, NM. Munson began his career in the 1990s as a trader on Wall Street then relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he served as VP of Schwab Private Client.
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2nd Quarter 2016 CIO Recap
Discussing the rebalancing and tactical decisions made this year.
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GDP: Can't Trade It
Investors think GDP growth tells them about where the stock market is headed. Does it? Really?
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Divergence: First Fed Rate Hike In 8 Years
Lee discussing the implications of the feds one-quarter point rate hike. (Video Length: 00:01:41)
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Munson And Varney On October 2015 Rally
Lee Munson, was asked to share his thoughts on what was turning out to be the biggest month in four years.
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The Market And The Fed
Lee Munson is asked his opinion about the overall market and the Fed strategy with Stuart Varney. (Video Length: 00:04:58)
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Stock Market Volatility & Fund Flows
Albuquerque investing expert and financial planner, Lee Munson, of Portfolio Wealth Advisors is asked his opinion about the stock market by Charlie Payne on Fox Business Network. (Video Length: 00:10:10)
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Ignore Noise On China, Fed
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Thanks, Jim!
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Work Experience

CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Portfolio, LLC
January 2008 - Present (9 years 10 months)
Took a one person office to three offices across the southwest. After spending 14 hours a day building a business, I decided my time was better spent managing money for clients. In 2011 Lorraine Ell was put in charge of the day to day as COO of the firm. Since then we are bigger, more profitable across the table, and happier.
Vice President
Charles Schwab
April 2002 - January 2008 (5 years 11 months)
Schwab Private Client for New Mexico
Senior Vice President
Prime Charter, Ltd.
February 1998 - November 2000 (2 years 10 months)
Built and managed custom portfolios for high net worth individuals. Key trader for TFC Advisors, LLC and The Mother Lode Fund, LLC. Specialized in option strategies. Developed hedging strategies for institutional stock positions. Created monitization strategies for insiders in public companies.

Education

St. John's College (NM)
B.A.
1992 / 1997
Liberal Arts
Palm Desert High School
1988 / 1992

Publications

Rigged Money: Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game
Lee Munson
Wiley
12/06/2011
Rigged Money: Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game explains in detail how the financial industry has systematically worked to convince the public that investing across different asset classes is the only way to protect wealth. At one point this was probably sage advice, but today it's an outdated rule more likely to bring disaster than success. Since asset classes—from small caps and international stocks to gold and bonds—now overlap when it comes to risk and volatility parameters, the diversification effect is gone, and with it, any reason for spreading your money around. It's this change in the financial landscape, and the rules of the game, that Wall Street doesn't want you to know about, and that this book discusses.