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  • The Icarus Market

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportThe myth of Icarus warned of the dangers of over-confidence. If we compared the markets to the flight of Icarus, how close are we to the sun? Close enough to melt our wings? “Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that’s when...

  • Ain’t it Funny how Falling Feels like Flying

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportThe GameStop saga represents an investment fervor that has gripped the media and markets over the past few weeks. What really happened, and what are the takeaways from yet another strange environment we find ourselves in? “Ain’t it funny how falling feels like flying, for a little while.” -Jeff Bridges in...

  • Twin Risks: Valuations and the Fed

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportAs we enter 2021, we turn our focus to things that could change the current bullish environment. Two main risks may emerge as the market continues its push higher: Valuations and the Fed. “Life is a cycle, always in motion, if good times have moved on, so will times of trouble.”...

  • Gridlock is Good?

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportMarkets across the globe surged today, despite election uncertainty. Just like in 2016, predictions about what would happen in the 2020 Presidential election were flat out wrong, as were market predictions for a market crash. It appears that gridlock, the Fed, and the potential for stimulus talks to resume are driving...

  • Elections and Overconfidence

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportWith less than a month to the election, we look at the dangers of overconfidence, analyze sector performance under tremendously different legislative environments, and discuss whether you should reduce risk prior to November 3rd. “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.┬áIt’s what you know for sure that...

  • Does GDP Matter to Stocks?

    Read as PDFPrint this ReportSometimes what should make sense simply doesn’t. This is especially true this year. We just witnessed the worst quarterly economic data in history, yet markets have now officially made up all of their losses from the COVID crash. This begs the question…does GDP matter to stocks? “A man should look for...