It’s Business As Usual for Energy

An excerpt from my latest article published at SeekingAlpha.com. Nobody likes energy stocks. They're boring, old oil conglomerates on-trend for a long-term decline. In 2020, US energy sector stocks were down some -37% as measured by the Select Sector SPDR Energy ETF (XLE) versus +16% for the S&P 500 (SPY). Figure 1: XLE vs SPY … Continue reading It’s Business As Usual for Energy

Macro (and now Tactical) Value Update, Q4 2020

MACRO VALUE IS NOW TACTICAL VALUE A quick update, moving forward our "Macro Value" strategy is being renamed to "Tactical Value." This name change reflects adjustments we made to the strategy over the past year. The core principles are still the same, a macro approach with an emphasis on value. However, as I have been … Continue reading Macro (and now Tactical) Value Update, Q4 2020

Long and Short of Value

THE DEATH OF VALUE The death knell for "value-investing" has rung many times over the years. And after a decade of lagging explosive growth stocks (like "FANGMAT") it rings louder than ever. The divergence between growth and value has reached historical levels and now looks even more stretched than during the 1990s dot-com boom. Is … Continue reading Long and Short of Value

Looking for Bright Spots

Seems like everybody hates solar stocks.  They're down big, but with reason.  Earnings have been dismal and financials have been deteriorating. Prominent names like Solar City and Sun Power are simultaneously burning through cash and piling up debt. Adding insult to injury, two years of capitulating oil prices have softened demand for alternative energy.   … Continue reading Looking for Bright Spots