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On Monday, we saw additional positive news on the Covid-19 vaccine front, with Moderna’s initial data looking very promising.  This is another revolutionary MRNA vaccine, similar to Pfizer’s, which released impressive data last week. More traditionally developed vaccines are coming down the pipeline as well, and treatments such as the Eli Lilly and Regeneron antibody...
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Today we received some very good news in that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is supposedly proving itself to be 90% effective in the latest trials, which is quite a bit better than what is required to be deemed successful.  This is an MRNA vaccine, which is a revolutionary technology that would greatly reduce the time it...
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Today we received some very good news in that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is supposedly proving itself to be 90% effective in latest trials, which is quite a bit better than what is required to be deemed successful.  This is an MRNA vaccines, which is a revolutionary technology that would greatly reduce the time it takes to develop...
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  I came across a very interesting article written by value investor and market historian Richard Pzena.  As you know, the closest comparison to the current market environment is the Tech Bubble, as the most expensive companies have seen P/E multiple expansion, while value stocks have seen multiple compression.  As you can see on the...
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Equities have sold off quite hard over the last few weeks, starting with the mega-cap Technology names, some of which are down more than 20%, and filtering into the overall market.  Volatility was heightened further over the weekend with the sad news of the passing of long-time Supreme Court Justice icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  The...
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Sometimes it is easy to look at what is working in the stock market and assume that it is the “safe and prudent” way to invest, because it is working.  Remember that investing is about buying securities at a discount to intrinsic value based on a fundamental analysis that suggests the securities should appreciate over...
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As we get into mid-August, we are seeing some very positive data points.  Hospitalizations and ICU utilization for Covid-19 are plummeting fast, particularly in the sunbelt, where there was so much concern.  Tragically deaths lag and are likely at their peak right now, although this is a far lower peak than what we saw in...
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I hope everyone is healthy and making the best of this summer in this tumultuous year.  Today we got U.S. 2nd quarter GDP data, which was down by roughly a third, which is something we haven’t seen since the 1940’s.  This is a lagging indicator and was expected as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...
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I’ve been writing to you for quite some time about the massive paradox between growth and value stocks.  The largest growth companies have become so big that they now represent the largest portion of the indices in history.  Conversely, value stocks have remained in the penalty box and are trading at very cheap valuations.  The...
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