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October 2014
It has certainly been a wild couple of weeks in the markets.  We saw extreme pessimism emerge in an instant, driving down equity markets around the world in dramatic fashion.  Just as quickly, markets have recovered many of the gains that were lost.  Oil and energy stocks are the primary exception as excess supply and...
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Today, the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article on the weak performance of “blue chip” stocks such as Coca Cola, IBM, AT&T and Wal-Mart this year.  “Blue chips” is a term that has no relevance to me but has been and still is a popular term for much of the investment community.  A “blue chip”...
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In the last several weeks we have seen extreme volatility in global markets.  Most notable is the decline in crude oil prices, which have come down in excess of 23% from their highs.  There are a variety of excuses for the selloff such as weak economic growth, EBOLA and ISIL.  The reality however, is that...
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As long-term deep value investors, we urge you to not overemphasize any one quarter or year, I can assure you that there will be periods of underperformance. The key is that I believe our deep value expertise and utilization of strategies such as selling cash-secured puts on stocks that we are willing to own at...
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When markets are volatile there are a few common questions that are asked. I thought it would be helpful to notate them and also post the responses to them, as there is nothing more important in investing than mastering the psychology necessary to actually invest successfully. Below are a few examples: 1) It seems that...
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At T&T Capital Management (TTCM), we put a tremendous amount of emphasis on research and analysis.  Our goal is to find securities that trade at deep discounts to intrinsic value, thereby offering us the opportunity to make the greatest amount of money on the least amount of risk.  Often this means buying stocks that are...
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Volatility has started to accelerate in the stock market, which has predictably led to higher anxiety levels.  Many market pundits will point to specific catalysts such as Syria, Ukraine and Ebola, but the reality is that many of these risks have also existed while the market has been rising.  Much of what is going on...
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