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Dear Clients: The term “unprecedented” is often misused/overused, but is certainly apropos to describe what would become the COVID-19 global pandemic and concomitant destruction of the world economy and financial/commodity markets. Unfortunately, the lead headline in the April 1, 2020 edition of The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”), “Stocks End Worst Quarter [...]
FEAR MORE CONTAGIOUS THAN COVID-19 March 17, 2020 There is one thing more contagious and dangerous than COVID-19; that is fear. Not only does fear and anxiety weaken our immune system (we physically become more susceptible to illness), it also wreaks havoc on our decision making. We all want to make [...]
STAY CALM, STAY IN AND STAY THE COURSE March 9, 2020 These past few weeks have been historic in terms of market volatility. Panic seems to be reaching a crescendo today, with stock market “circuit breakers” kicking in for the first time since the Great Financial Crisis of a decade ago. [...]
Buffett on Coronavirus scare: “We certainly won’t be selling.” Mickey Kim / March 6, 2020 Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is well known as the “Oracle of Omaha” to a legion of investing disciples who eagerly await the last Saturday in February, when his annual letter to shareholders [...]
CORONAVIRUS-INDUCED VOLATILITY YOUR FRIEND, NOT ENEMY February 1, 2020 Given the media frenzy surrounding the emergence and spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus, we thought you’d be interested in Mickey’s next Investing column for the Indianapolis Business Journal, which will be published on Friday, February 7. As stated in the column, we [...]
Kirr Marbach Making Tough Decisions For Successful Long Haul The following is an exerpt from Emerging Manager Monthly's January 2020 Edition. Equity manager Kirr Marbach & Company has been around for more than 40 years based in part on having the conviction to make the hard decisions when necessary. Perhaps no decision evinces [...]
“Just OK is Not OK,” so follow Packers’ unconventional way to success Mickey Kim / January 10, 2020 Whether you’re an NFL team trying to make it to the Super Bowl or an investor who wants to generate better-than-average long-term results, your odds of success are greater if [...]
Dear Clients: What a difference year makes! ‘Twas the night before Christmas (2018) and the December stock price collapse reached a crescendo (DJIA -653.17 points) as investors seemingly lost their collective minds on fears of the Federal Reserve raising short-term interest rates too quickly and the threat of the on-again tariff/trade spat [...]