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Did your strategist predict this market? Get a new strategist!

Below is a commentary I published on March 8th. Like Warren Buffet, I was especially worried about the bond market. During the months before I posted the article, huge inflows into fixed income funds took place. Suddenly investors began selling … Continue reading

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Stay in Equities? Would you drive off a cliff?

It’s time again to send up a warning flare. Markets haven’t really responded to warnings from Warren Buffet about bonds, and quotes like the following are becoming more abundant: “Stay invested in equities. The break to all-time new highs in … Continue reading

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Explaining the January Effect (small companies outperform)!

A perplexing phenomenon for money managers and academics alike is the so-called “January effect.”  Also known as the small-cap effect it generally refers to the fact that January tends to be a pretty good month for the stocks of smaller … Continue reading

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Apple – starting to rot? RIM and Motorola been there!

Disappointing results from Apple this past quarter just may be an early sign of more rot to come .  Being more experienced as a portfolio manager has its advantages…if only because of the benefits of hindsight.  Sexy products have a lifecycle that … Continue reading

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Beware a German Bund Fight!

I’d like to revisit a recurring phenomenon – and a reliable contrarian indicator – that befuddles the logical mind yet regularly creates investment opportunities. I’m inspired (again) by this comment I received from a fellow investment professional: “I have read … Continue reading

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Institutional Investors missed the boat….yet again!

Just back from a nice ride on a rented Harley-Davidson motorcycle (in beautiful Arizona), I can’t say that I’m back in the swing of things just yet, but it sure did clear my head. Oh, and an occasional break does … Continue reading

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A case for $120 WTI oil – and sharply higher stock prices.

Back in July I was surprised to notice that oil prices continued to remain firm during the odd 2011 summer months (an anomaly caused by strife in the Middle East) when ordinarily we experience softness in energy prices that time … Continue reading

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