Recent indications that the Federal Reserve Bank has plans to “taper” its Quantitative Easing program in the coming twelve months has given bond investors good reason to bid interest rates meaningfully higher.
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Coal stocks are easily among the most hated and worst performing equities in the market today. The basic fundamentals of the commodity’s supply and demand, however, suggest that now is the perfect time to buy these stocks at bargain prices.
Last year proved a tough performance comparison in many of our client portfolios. While we realized strong absolute performance, portfolio returns lagged the S&P 500, generally (as we shall describe in this note).
Apple, Inc. is a unique phenomenon, both as a company and as a stock. In the wake of a 38% decline since last September’s high, speculation is rampant that the growth fueling an historic rise in Apple stock is at an end. Valuing the stock of a company in transition from hyper-growth to something less is a challenging exercise. We are quite certain, however, that the violent selloff in Apple shares is just as overdone as the abject adoration they had been awarded for the last several years.