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Market Outlook: Investing In 2023 with Christian Hyldahl, CFA® (Ep. 98)

Many investors have cold feet and want to pull out of the market for 2023, but sometimes the best option is to take a deep breath, put your emotions aside, and wait a little longer.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise talk to Christian Hyldahl from Varium Investment Partners about investing in 2023. Christian shares his approach to investing, what he believes 2023 has to offer, and some advice for nervous investors who want to pull their money out of the market completely.

Christian discusses:

  • The 2023 market outlook
  • A comparison of active and passive portfolio management 
  • What’s a cover call strategy and its benefits if done properly
  • His advice for nervous investors and reasons to stay invested
  • And more!


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Christian Hyldahl, CFA®, is the founder and president of Varium Investment Partners. He has 27 years of portfolio management, investment strategy, and research experience across multiple investment styles and products under his belt. Christian is consistently a top portfolio manager in multiple equity categories. Christian is a chartered financial analyst and obtained his master’s of business administration from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Before that, he attended the London School of Economics for their specialized program in international economics and asset management and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Bucknell University.

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Looking into Future Economic Trends (Ep. 82)

Right now interest rates and inflation are higher than most of us have ever seen.

The market is changing and in the next 18 to 24 month it will look different than the slow rise that we have been used to seeing in the past 12 years.

In this episode of The Truth About Wealth, John and Michael are joined by Christian Hyldahl, a financial professional at Varium Investments who has been in the financial business for 30 years, to discuss what the economic trends will look like in the next short future.

John, Michael, and Christian discuss:

  • Christian’s thoughts on who is to blame for inflation
  • Advice for retirees facing an inflated market
  • The influence that the fed has had on the market
  • What might happen in response to the inflated market
  • And more

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Distinguishing Between Market Noise and Market Impact with Paul Dietrich, Part 2 (Ep. 77)

2021 was a year full of ups and downs. Will 2022 be the same? 

In the latest episode, John and Michael Parise welcome back guest Paul Dietrich for part two of a two part series where we review the events of 2021, their impacts on the economy, and what 2022 may have in store. 

John, Michael, and Paul discuss:

  • The real inflation rate in 2021 and 2022
  • Why unemployment numbers appear static
  • The key events that affected the economy in 2021
  • How our current education system needs to change for the economic future
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Paul Dietrich currently serves as Chief Investment Strategist with B. Riley Wealth Management, Inc., where he focuses on managing investments for private investors, retirement funds and private institutions throughout the United States. He previously served as CEO and Chief Investment Officer with Fairfax Global Markets, LLC, and as CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Foxhall Capital Management. He also worked as an international corporate attorney with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs) and Jones Day. He is a frequent on-air commentator and regularly contributes his market analysis to business and financial media.