Lance Roberts

About the Author Lance Roberts

As an active portfolio manager for STA Wealth Management, Lance's primary role is to question the mainstream mantra. Rather than just regurgitating the news of the day, Lance looks at the “raw data” to bring a unique and “un-spun” perspective to the conversation. Lance's deep understanding of fundamental, technical and economic perspectives, combined with his unique focus, helps listeners understand how it impacts their family, their money and their life. "When a portfolio is fully invested, studying the reasons why the market will continue to rise is a bit pointless. As investors, we need to temper our bullish perspective with contradictory arguments to reduce 'confirmation bias.' If our job as investors is to 'buy low and sell high' we need analysis that helps us to identify those points." After having been in the investing world for more than 25 years from private banking and investment management to private and venture capital; Lance has pretty much "been there and done that" at one point or another. His common sense approach, clear explanations and “real world” experience has appealed to audiences for over a decade. Lance is also the Chief Editor of the X-Report, a weekly subscriber based-newsletter that is distributed nationwide. The newsletter covers economic, political and market topics as they relate to your money and life. He is also writes a daily blog which is read by thousands nationwide from individuals to professionals, and his opinions are frequently sought after by major media sources. Lance’s investment strategies and knowledge have been featured on CNBC, Fox Business News, Business News Network and Fox News. He has been quoted by a litany of publications from the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Washington Post all the way to TheStreet.com. His writings and research have also been featured on several of the nation's biggest financial blog sites such as the Pragmatic Capitalist, Credit Writedowns, The Daily Beast, Zero Hedge and Seeking Alpha.

Return of the Bull, or Bear Trap?

The rally, driven by the highest level of short interest  since 2008, has once again …

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4 Warnings And Why You Should Pay Attention

When I was growing up my father, probably much like yours, had pearls of wisdom …

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Technically Speaking: Fed Kills The Rally

I had previously discussed the impact of Fed meetings on the markets stating: “With markets …

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Technically Speaking: DeJa Vu All Over Again

In yesterday’s missive “It All Comes Down To This,” I discussed the upcoming Federal Reserve …

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Fischer Keeps Rate Hike Door Open, But Shouldn’t

Over the weekend, economic luminaries (I use that term loosely) swarmed into Jackson Hole, Wyoming …

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Technically Speaking: Is The Correction Over?

As I discussed yesterday, the now “official correction” was not a surprise. It was something …

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Oil Supply-Demand Suggests Pain Not Over Yet

If you have been reading my commentaries for very long, you are already aware that …

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Outlook: S&P 500, Interest Rate and Oil Prices

While the suspension of trading on the New York Stock Exchange drew attention to the plunge in …

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5 Biggest Investing Myths

1) The Market Has Generated 10% Annual Returns One of the biggest myths perpetrated by …

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5 Things To Ponder: Is The Stock Market Rational Or Nuts?

This past week, Houston, where I live, was flooded by a torrential down pour. However, …

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