Tag Archives: valuations

Why Warren Buffett’s Moves are Bewildering.

Everyone is confused – He bought a bunch of airlines at their peak, and sold them all (was the normally undaunted investor suddenly in a panic?) at the bottom.  “Fear is the most contagious disease you can imagine…” said Buffett … Continue reading

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BONDS – Where we go from here!

But there may be reason to expect any correction to be mitigated by a FED that wants to simply layoff the accelerator rather than apply the brakes. There have been periods when interest rates have climbed modestly yet stock markets continued to be relatively generous. Continue reading

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BONDS – Where we go from here! (And what about equities?)

But there may be reason to expect any correction to be mitigated by a FED that wants to simply layoff the accelerator rather than apply the brakes. There have been periods when interest rates have climbed modestly yet stock markets continued to be relatively generous. Continue reading

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Beware a Confident Consumer – bound to be disappointed!

I’ve written before (many times) about the fact that strong consumer confidence is not at all good for the markets.  You must have heard the news: “The Consumer Confidence Index increased in November and is now at its highest level in more … Continue reading

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Is the end near? For yield it just might be!

A huge believer that what we read in the press is always the exact opposite of what we should expect, the universal agreement by pundits that interest rates will remain at rock bottom levels must be a signal.  And the … Continue reading

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Money Flows and Regulatory Overkill!

I was reading an interesting article about the U.S. JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Act) which in effect begins to unwind some of the so-called “investor protection” constraints imposed by the excessive reactionary measures contained in the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank laws.  … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs advice scares the beejeebies out of me!

“We think it’s time to say a ‘long good-bye’ to bonds, and embrace the ‘long good buy’ for equities” announces Goldman Sachs! This sort of pronouncement has the ability to turn someone who’s been a diehard bull since 2010 into … Continue reading

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Hedge Funds: Are they sacrilegious? Ask the SEC!

Now I have your attention!  The attack on fraudulent practices in the hedge fund industry by the SEC  – perhaps too little and too late for thousands upon thousands of investors – may not do much good but certainly can’t … Continue reading

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Market undervalued? YES!

“According to Ford Equity’s research, based on current earnings, expected growth, and current interest rates, the S&P Midcap 400 Index is undervalued.” I prefer a sampling of mid-sized companies when considering valuations, since the really large capitalization stocks nowadays can … Continue reading

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Consumer – lower confidence is GOOD news!

Consumer confidence is often mistaken as a leading indicator. My experience over many years is that the measure is used at times to rationalize irrational bullishness – when the brain says sell and take some profits, but the urge to splurge is … Continue reading

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