Bond investors facing Q1-2021 statement sticker shock Mickey Kim / April 7, 2021 The following is an excerpt from Kirr, Marbach & Co.’s first quarter client letter, available at here. Conventional investment wisdom is stocks are “risky” and bonds are “safe.” Owning stocks is exciting—you can make or [...]
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Dear Clients: What a difference 12-months makes! The U.S. stock market bottomed on March 23, 2020 after the S&P 500 Index had plunged a harrowing 34% in just 23 trading days, it’s most rapid meltdown in history. Many Investors were understandably shell-shocked and nobody could have predicted stocks would be at record [...]
Robinhood, Reddit and ‘commission-free’ trades a toxic combo for young investors Mickey Kim / March 12, 2021 Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett (age 90) is an investing legend, famously known as the “Oracle of Omaha.” Buffett’s 97-year-old longtime business partner and Vice Chairman of Berkshire, Charlie Munger, generally [...]
Has GameStop ‘flash mob’ changed rules for successful investing? Mickey Kim / February 5, 2021 TThe recent fireworks in GameStop (GME) have dominated headlines over the past couple weeks. Folks are naturally curious about what happened and how does it end. So, I thought you might find it [...]
Dear Clients: While 2020 was the most challenging year we’ve endured, on a number of levels, our investment performance finished the year on a high note. For the quarter ending December 31, 2020, performance was exceptionally strong, both on an absolute basis and relative to the S&P 500 Index. In fact, performance [...]
Five Takeaways from 2020 - Podcast In our latest podcast, Associate Director of Client Service Zach Greiner and Chief Investment Officer Mark Foster, CFA look back on this strange and difficult year and examine the time-tested investing principles that applied. Zach and Mark also discuss expectations for 2021 and some of the [...]
Plan ahead so chaos, conflict and cost aren’t part of your legacy Mickey Kim / December 18, 2020 One of the many “life lessons” the pandemic has reinforced is the end-of-life (or becoming incapacitated from injury or illness) can come at any time, a topic nobody wants to [...]
This Thanksgiving, give back by investing in a K-12 classroom project Mickey Kim / November 20, 2020 Being a public schoolteacher in the richest country on the planet is a daily struggle, even in non-pandemic times. It’s widely acknowledged there’s no profession more important to our society than [...]
“Rich” is different than “Wealthy” and time is key to success Mickey Kim / October 23, 2020 In nine-plus years writing this column, I’ve been fortunate to become familiar with the writing of a small number of investment professionals who are “in the trenches” every day and are able to convey [...]
The Uneven Recovery and What Lies Ahead - Podcast Associate Director of Client Service Zach Greiner is joined by Chief Investment Officer Mark Foster, CFA and Senior Research Analyst Roger Lee, CFA to discuss the K-shaped economic and stock market recovery as well as how recent Fed commentary affects stocks. Zach, Mark [...]