IBJ Articles

Dreams of ‘Beverly Hills’ crushed as oil crashes below zero

2020-05-01T11:09:35-04:00

Dreams of ‘Beverly Hills’ crushed as oil crashes below zero Mickey Kim / May 1, 2020 Come and listen to my story about a man named Jed A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed, And then one day he was shootin’ at some food, And up through [...]

Dreams of ‘Beverly Hills’ crushed as oil crashes below zero2020-05-01T11:09:35-04:00

Buffett on Coronavirus scare: “We certainly won’t be selling.”

2020-04-01T14:51:17-04:00

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 [...]

Buffett on Coronavirus scare: “We certainly won’t be selling.”2020-04-01T14:51:17-04:00

Coronavirus-induced volatility your friend, not enemy

2020-04-01T15:58:32-04:00

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 [...]

Coronavirus-induced volatility your friend, not enemy2020-04-01T15:58:32-04:00

“Just OK is Not OK,” so follow Packers’ unconventional way to success

2020-02-19T15:07:49-05:00

“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 [...]

“Just OK is Not OK,” so follow Packers’ unconventional way to success2020-02-19T15:07:49-05:00

New tools help weigh investment merit of college choices

2020-02-19T12:09:29-05:00

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 [...]

New tools help weigh investment merit of college choices2020-02-19T12:09:29-05:00

Is WeWork the “canary in the coal mine” for profitless “unicorns?”

2020-02-19T12:01:43-05:00

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 [...]

Is WeWork the “canary in the coal mine” for profitless “unicorns?”2020-02-19T12:01:43-05:00

Did tide finally turn in favor of “value” stocks in September?

2020-02-18T11:48:52-05:00

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 [...]

Did tide finally turn in favor of “value” stocks in September?2020-02-18T11:48:52-05:00

How Colts QB Andrew Luck’s retirement explains the inverted yield curve

2020-02-11T11:29:31-05:00

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” [...]

How Colts QB Andrew Luck’s retirement explains the inverted yield curve2020-02-11T11:29:31-05:00

Study shows “behavior gap” continues to destroy investor returns

2020-02-18T10:54:45-05:00

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 [...]

Study shows “behavior gap” continues to destroy investor returns2020-02-18T10:54:45-05:00

Is “Unicorn” IPO Beyond Meat’s valuation “Impossible?”

2020-02-11T11:29:33-05:00

Is “Unicorn” IPO Beyond Meat’s valuation “Impossible?” Mickey Kim / June 21, 2019 There is no better indicator of sentiment or “animal spirits” than the state of the market for initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and, except for a couple high-profile stumbles (Lyft and Uber), investors are partying like [...]

Is “Unicorn” IPO Beyond Meat’s valuation “Impossible?”2020-02-11T11:29:33-05:00