IBJ Articles

Don’t Let Partisan Storm Crash Your Portfolio

2020-08-04T13:35:25-04:00

Don't Let Partisan Storm Crash Your Portfolio Mickey Kim / July 31, 2020 I never make predictions, particularly in writing, but it’s a sure bet the vitriol and partisan political assault we’re going to be subjected to over the next 100 days will make 2016 seem like an ice [...]

Don’t Let Partisan Storm Crash Your Portfolio2020-08-04T13:35:25-04:00

To understand stocks’ wild price swings, think of it as a “Spock” Market

2020-07-08T14:27:57-04:00

To understand stocks’ wild price swings, think of it as a “Spock” Market Mickey Kim / July 3, 2020 Stock market volatility was epic during the first half of 2020, six months that shook the world.  U.S. stocks hit a new all-time high “way back” on February 19, [...]

To understand stocks’ wild price swings, think of it as a “Spock” Market2020-07-08T14:27:57-04:00

Investors, future is unpredictable and ‘tail-end consequences’ can devastate

2020-07-01T13:25:16-04:00

Investors, future is unpredictable and ‘tail-end consequences’ can devastate Mickey Kim / June 5, 2020 We humans hate uncertainty.  In dangerous times, we crave assurance if we do X and Y, then Z will occur and all will be good again.  To feed the media beast, there is [...]

Investors, future is unpredictable and ‘tail-end consequences’ can devastate2020-07-01T13:25:16-04:00

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