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Not Knowing the Difference Between Speculating and Investing Can Be Disastrous to Your Financial Health – Podcast

2021-07-06T15:23:20-04:00

Not Knowing the Difference Between Speculating and Investing Can Be Disastrous to Your Financial Health - Podcast Given these are exciting and dangerous times for inexperienced investors being lured to and encouraged to “trade your way to prosperity” by commission-free brokerage platforms like Robinhood, educating the next generation of investors is one [...]

Not Knowing the Difference Between Speculating and Investing Can Be Disastrous to Your Financial Health – Podcast2021-07-06T15:23:20-04:00

2021 Q2 Client Letter

2021-07-06T10:36:22-04:00

Dear Clients: Though we never focus on short-term performance, we are nonetheless pleased client equity portfolios had solid performance in the second quarter of 2021, building on the stellar gains from the fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021.  We’re invested alongside you and are quite satisfied with where we [...]

2021 Q2 Client Letter2021-07-06T10:36:22-04:00

Bitcoin skyrocketed, but is it “digital gold” or “fool’s gold?”

2021-06-09T12:55:05-04:00

Bitcoin skyrocketed, but is it “digital gold” or “fool’s gold?” Mickey Kim / June 4, 2021 Bitcoin was created in 2009 and is the largest (recently valued at more than $900 billion, the same as the market capitalization of Facebook and greater than 494 of the stocks that [...]

Bitcoin skyrocketed, but is it “digital gold” or “fool’s gold?”2021-06-09T12:55:05-04:00

Mr. Spock would find today’s ‘SPAC-Mania’ totally illogical

2021-06-09T12:22:25-04:00

Mr. Spock would find today’s ‘SPAC-Mania’ totally illogical Mickey Kim / May 7, 2021 What do tennis great Serena Williams, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, former baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez, music icon Jay-Z and former House Speaker Paul Ryan have in common? All are the celebrity faces of one [...]

Mr. Spock would find today’s ‘SPAC-Mania’ totally illogical2021-06-09T12:22:25-04:00

Where the Market Stands a Year After Pandemic Lows – Podcast

2021-04-15T15:35:55-04:00

Where the Market Stands a Year After Pandemic Lows - Podcast Kirr, Marbach’s quarterly podcast continues with a discussion between Associate Director of Client Service Zach Greiner, CFP and Chief Investment Officer Mark Foster, CFA on the implications of rising rates on the equity markets, specifically value stocks. Associate Director of Client [...]

Where the Market Stands a Year After Pandemic Lows – Podcast2021-04-15T15:35:55-04:00

Bond investors facing Q1-2021 statement sticker shock

2021-04-09T11:03:53-04:00

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 [...]

Bond investors facing Q1-2021 statement sticker shock2021-04-09T11:03:53-04:00

2021 Q1 Client Letter

2021-04-09T11:03:17-04:00

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 [...]

2021 Q1 Client Letter2021-04-09T11:03:17-04:00

Robinhood, Reddit and ‘commission-free’ trades a toxic combo for young investors

2021-03-08T11:26:24-05:00

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 [...]

Robinhood, Reddit and ‘commission-free’ trades a toxic combo for young investors2021-03-08T11:26:24-05:00

Has GameStop ‘flash mob’ changed rules for successful investing?

2021-02-02T16:16:34-05:00

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 [...]

Has GameStop ‘flash mob’ changed rules for successful investing?2021-02-02T16:16:34-05:00

2020 Q4 Client Letter

2021-01-14T15:32:44-05:00

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 [...]

2020 Q4 Client Letter2021-01-14T15:32:44-05:00