Independent Investment Manager and Publisher
Location: P.O. Box 790, Bend, OR, United States
Phone: 541-389-3345
Contributor's Links: The Felder Report

Jesse has been managing money for over 20 years. He began his professional career at Bear, Stearns & Co. and later co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Today he works with a select group of clients at Felder & Company, LLC in Bend, ... more

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Stocks Are More Than Twice As Highly Valued Today Than They Were In 1987 Before The Crash
Today is the 30th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1987 so I thought it might be interesting to compare today’s stock market to that earlier one.
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All You Need To Know About The Fed In 2 Charts
The original mandate has seemingly been entirely forgotten in the pursuit of Fed’s single greatest achievement since it’s creation: inflation. The purchasing power of the dollar has fallen fully 96% since the institution was first established.
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Stock Market Breadth Is Much Worse Than This Popular Measure Indicates
The most popular measure of market breadth has to be the NYSE advance/decline line and this continues to make new highs along with the S&P 500. But this is just part of the story.
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The Great Equity-For-Debt Swap
The amount of equity that has been removed from the markets by corporate takeovers and buyback programs is about $5.5 trillion.
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Have We Learned Nothing From The Financial Crisis?
The yield curve has flattened dramatically so far this year and bank stocks have failed to give back their post-election rally. This leaves me to conclude they are pricing in something other than rising net interest margins.
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The Great Passive Investing Bait-And-Switch
Passive Investing is a systematically buying high and sells low. This is simply a product of weighting index components by their market capitalization. That is a problem.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
AGG iShares Trust - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
PFE Pfizer Inc.
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SPY SPDR S&P 500
T AT&T Inc.
TBT ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury ETF
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
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Publisher
The Felder Report
May 2005 - Present (12 years 8 months)
Started in 2005, The Felder Report is a collection of Jesse's contrarian thoughts and opinions related to the capital markets and more. It is intended to educate and inform investors, from novice to professional. The Felder Report Premium is published weekly. Subscription rates are $250 per year or $25 per month.
Founder
Felder & Company, LLC
March 2000 - Present (17 years 11 months)
Felder & Company, LLC was founded by Jesse Felder in 2000 with a clear vision of creating an 'extended family office,' an exclusive client base whose best interests are of paramount importance to the firm. At Felder & Company we understand that our overriding purpose is to manage the portfolios in our care with two prerogatives: protection of principal and long-term growth. Our investment philosophy is firmly grounded in traditional “value investing,” derived from the school of Benjamin Graham
Co-Founder, Vice President & Head Trader
Aletheia Research & Management, Inc.
November 1997 - March 2000 (2 years 5 months)
Assistant Portfolio Manager
Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.
January 1997 - November 1997 (11 months)

Education

University of San Diego
Bachelor of Arts
1992 / 1996
Literature

Publications

Fire Wall Street: Empower Yourself and Become Your Own Financial Adviser
Jesse Felder
CreateSpace
03/01/2012
Have you ever wondered why you own the investments in your retirement account? Or what they even really are? Or if you're really getting what you're paying for from your financial adviser? This simple guide explains why the vast majority of individual investors would do far better to fire their financial advisers and details precisely how simple it is for anyone to take control of their financial future.
The Felder Report - Taking The Financial Road Less Traveled
Jesse Felder
Jesse Felder
Started in 2005, The Felder Report is a collection of Jesse Felder’s contrarian thoughts and opinions related to the capital markets and more intended to educate and inform investors, from novice to professional.