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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 [...]
New tools help weigh investment merit of college choices Mickey Kim / December 6, 2019 A college education is one of life’s costliest investments, so you want to maximize your return on that investment. Parents naturally want their children to have the brightest future possible, which traditionally meant [...]
Is WeWork the “canary in the coal mine” for profitless “unicorns?” Mickey Kim / November 8, 2019 It’s true they don’t ring a bell at market tops (or bottoms), but we’re pretty sure the “Unicorns” (privately-held technology companies, typically losing tons of money, but valued at $1 billion [...]
Did tide finally turn in favor of “value” stocks in September? Mickey Kim / October 11, 2019 The following is an excerpt from Kirr, Marbach & Co.’s third quarter client letter. The third quarter of 2019 marked the first time since 1997 when the S&P 500 had a [...]
Dear Clients: We’re again pleased to report client equity portfolios continued to experience solid performance through the first three quarters of 2019, which also marked the first time since 1997 when the S&P 500 had a total return greater than 20% in the first nine months of the year. While we’re grateful [...]
How Colts QB Andrew Luck’s retirement explains the inverted yield curve Mickey Kim / September 13, 2019 The talking heads have been aflame about the recent surprise retirement of Andrew Luck (29), the Indianapolis Colts’ 4-time Pro Bowl quarterback and the inversion of the yield curve, both “sure” [...]
Study shows “behavior gap” continues to destroy investor returns Mickey Kim / August 16, 2019 We clearly can’t control trade wars, the markets or White House tweets, but our behavior is up to us. Suppose you got spooked last December and sold your stocks as the market’s collapse [...]