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Respected author and value investor Tobias Carlisle, interviewed T&T Capital Management CEO/CIO on his Acquirers Multiple podcast.  The two discussed various investments such as Assured Guaranty, Puerto Rico bonds, and Kennedy-Wilson.  They also delved into topics such as passive investing and market valuations.  We hope that you enjoy!
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The Retirement Crisis White Paper   Dear Investor,   When you are in the midst of a bull market, it can be very easy to lose your sense of risk.  Even though this bull market endured rather quick bear markets in 2011, 2015-2016, and in 2018, the general trend has been upwards.  Investors that have...
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Below are two interesting articles from today’s WSJ.  One discusses the fact that because stock prices in general are relatively expensive, but with bond yielding being so low, it is very possible that this type of range-bound market that we have seen this year could continue.  The second article discuss bond yields, which have just...
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  In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the biggest asset that is owned free and clear is often a 401K or IRA.  Unfortunately for investors, most of these 401Ks and IRAs are invested in cookie cutter mutual funds or ETFs, which stack the odds of even keeping up with the market against them.  Did...
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While history might not repeat itself, it does tend to rhyme.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the psychological behavior of market participants.  Between 1995-2000, tech stocks and day trading were the rage regardless of valuations.  Ultimately the Nasdaq crashed 75% from the high to the low, wiping our many retirees savings along with...
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Warren Buffett’s business partner Charlie Munger is extremely fond of quoting the 1800s German mathematician Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi who once said “man muss immer umkehren” which translates to “Invert, always invert.”  The idea is that by looking at problems backwards in addition to forwards, one can identify ways to avoid the problem entirely.  Munger...
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There is very little concern in the markets right now in regards to risk, which should be a huge warning sign for investors.  One example of this is the fact that 2013 has actually now surpassed 2008 in terms of junk bond issuance.  Rates on those bonds are extremely low, meaning that lower quality companies...
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When I review different investors portfolios, I’m quite often surprised at the exposure to bond mutual funds.  This has a lot to do with the cookie-cutter asset allocation philosophy that is pervasive throughout the financial advisor community, where recent historical returns are used as a proxy in building a portfolio allocation.  Of course the last...
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The story surrounding the GSEs’ continues to get more interesting, as Bloomberg is reporting that Bill Ackman has acquired large stakes in the common stock of Fannie and Freddie.  This comes on the heels of Bruce Berkowitz’s proposal to buy parts of Fannie and Freddie through converting preferred stock to common, while executing a rights...
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