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Quarter end Report March 31, 2021

Quarter end Report March 31, 2021 The first  quarter of 2021 saw a decided turn from a “pandemic mentality” to re-opening euphoria. Elders  in most states were told they were first in line for one of the two approved Covid-19 vaccines but  found frustration in trying to get access. Thankfully, by mid-February, it became clear that cases and deaths from [...]

By | April 13th, 2021|Financial Commentary - Public|

Portfolio Update 3/6/21

Portfolio Update March 6, 2021 Over the last few trading sessions, I advised exiting or reducing four profitable holdings found in “Active” client accounts. These were Equinix (EQIX), American Tower (AMT), Zoetis (ZTS) and Adobe (ADBE). These are companies in relatively unrelated industries,  with attractive fundamentals for the long term. The selloff appears puzzling:  with optimism around plummeting cases of [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|Financial Commentary - Public|

Wondering How It Happened?

Most of us share disgust at the events in DC this week even if we do not always agree on things political, economic or whatever. I recently read a book called "Like War" that illustrates how those who win the virality war on the internet tend to dominate real world events. There are foreign actors who now have a powerful [...]

By | January 12th, 2021|Financial Commentary - Public|

The Economy and the Pandemic

This article confirms what I'm hearing anecdotally - people have been saving money during the Pandemic, with options for spending constrained. Meanwhile, our marvelous and ingenius people have found ways to work around Covid's face-to-face constrictions and continue working and earning. Result: likely continued low interest rates and likely bull market continuing ahead. Bloomberg.com, By Tim Duy December 1, 2020: [...]

By | December 1st, 2020|Financial Commentary - Public|

Wall Street wins the Election

As suggested in our pre-election “what if” commentary, a split government is a net positive for the stock market. It appears that the election of the Bidan/Harris ticket was more of a repudiation of extreme behavior on the part of Donald Trump than an endorsement of a strong shift to the left in overall U.S. politics, Democrats appear shocked to [...]

By | November 6th, 2020|Financial Commentary - Public|