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Earnings season has begun and thus far almost every one of the banks that have reported have beaten their earnings estimates.  The stock prices haven’t yet reflected the improving metrics, but over time prices follow business fundamentals, so there will be convergence.  ALLY Financial posted an absolutely sensational quarter this morning with record earnings and...
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The market is in a bit of a tailspin again as concerns about a lack of progress on fiscal stimulus and the tumultuous election way down sentiment.  While it seems unlikely a new stimulus package will get put out before the election, I think it is very likely one of significant size will come within...
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Well, that was one awful week that we just had, for much of the world, and certainly in financial markets.  I know I feel like I aged a decade this week.  The stock market has been increasingly worried about this Coronavirus over the last few weeks, leading to increased volatility and large selloffs.  This, combined...
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We had a feeling Monday would be bad and boy, did it deliver with the stock market dropping by nearly 8%, now down 19% in just 13 trading sessions.  The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production ETF was down 37% today alone!  This market selloff is now bigger than what we saw in late 2018,...
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Many investors, especially retirees, understandably are focused on generating income from their investments.  Historically, bonds have been one of the best ways to achieve that, with less volatility than equities.  While history can be a fantastic guide to what can potentially happen in the future, looking at recent data on fixed income returns could not...
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The most important factor to producing strong investment returns are valuations, and lately with a slight increase in volatility, valuations on some key opportunities have become more attractive.
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The panic of 2016 is opening up opportunities that we haven’t seen since 2009.  Like Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Funds said in his last letter “My three decades of experience dictates that the seeds of great performance are planted during the toughest of times.  Above-average returns only seem painless in hindsight.  After all, if it...
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Read our latest research report from Chief Investment Officer Tim Travis on Ally Financial, Inc. (ALLY) Ally Financial – Buy Before ROE Expansion
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