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Kevin was the CEO and founder of Blue Water Capital Advisors, which he retired from in late 2017. He is now semi-retired, working part-time for Great Waters Financial, LLC (which is part of the AdvisorNet RIA) as a consultant.  He has been in the financial advisory business since 1992. ... more


E Pis Aller: We’ll Be Forced To Use Last Resorts Again In Dealing With The Next Economic Crisis
In extreme situations we are sometimes forced to take an action best described as a last resort, or as the French would say, our "pis aller." In 2008 such decisions happened repeatedly, and the next crisis will rapidly push us to extremes again.
Why Not Sell Savings Bonds To Support Infrastructure Spending?
The incoming Trump Administration has big plans to rejuvenate growth in the US economy by spending $1 trillion over the next few years. A key issue will be the source of the funding that must be raised to support such a huge spending program.
Economic Commentary: Skirmishes In A Currency War?
A downward trend in leading global indicators, manufacturing, and trade has many central banks and political leaders concerned, and they are collectively doing a number of things to try to keep growth on track.


AGG iShares Trust - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
AQMNX Aqr Managed Futures Strategy Fund Class N
BIV Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF
BOND PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund
BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
CMCSA Comcast Corp. Class A Common Stock
CWB SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible Bond ETF
DB Deutsche Bank AG
DHLSX Diamond Hill Long Short Fund Class I
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
ED Consolidated Edison Inc.
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration ETF
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
EME EMCOR Group Inc.
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund
EWH iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index Fund
EWS iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund
EXC Exelon Corporation
EXP Eagle Materials Inc.
FGIYX First American Fds Global Infrastructure Fd Cl
FIX Comfort Systems USA Inc.
FLOT iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF
FLR Fluor Corporation
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF
HEDJ WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF
HW Headwaters Incorporated
IAU iShares COMEX Gold Trust
IEF iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IGF iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index Fund
INDY iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
JEC Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
JNK SPDR Lehman High Yield Bond ETF
KBE SPDR Series Trust
LFRIX Lord Abbett Inv Tr Lord Abbett Floating Rate Fd
LIFIX Laudus Mondrian International F
LLSP Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 1.25X ETF
LQD iShares iBoxx $ InvesTop Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund
MLM Martin Marietta Materials Inc.
OTCRX Otter Creek Long/Short Opportunity Inv
PFE Pfizer Inc.
QMNIX AQR Equity Market Neutral I
RINF ProShares Inflation Expectations ETF
RSP Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF
RWL RevenueShares Large Cap ETF
RYARX Rydex Series Fds Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Fund
RYE Rydex S&P Equal Weight Energy ETF
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SFLAF iPath Long Extended S&P 500 TR ETN
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SJNK SPDR Series Trust
SPDN Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X ETF
SPLV PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF
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China Will Collapse From Economic Wasting Disease Long Before We Are Caught In “Thucydides’s Trap”
Thucidides's Trap is a metaphor for the classic confrontation between a rising power and an established/declining power (China vs. the US). The risk of war is supposed to be high. However, the evidence suggests that it is China that is weak.

Work Experience

Part-Time Consultant
Great Waters Financial, LLC
August 2017 - Present (2 years)

Manage two small specialty portfolios.

Blue Water Capital Advisors, LLC
January 2009 - September 2017 (8 years 10 months)

Registered Investment Advisor

NBC Financial Services
January 2005 - December 2008 (4 years)

Broker/Investment Advisor

Vice President
M & I Wealth Management (now BMO Harris)
November 1997 - December 2004 (7 years 3 months)

Trust Officer


The American College
1993 / 1996
Financial planning
University of Colorado at Boulder
1985 / 1989
University of New Hampshire
1977 / 1979
Earth Sciences/Oceanography