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Buy or not to buy Transocean Ltd?

2021-04-14    Category: Stock analysis

Transocean Ltd (RIG) seems like a great value play. It faired reasonably well during the oil price slump. It is a solid company with fine management. But is is a sound investment? I am not sure - even if the oil prices stay where they are now.   [read all]

Sell Tesla stock, if you own it

2021-02-20    Category: Stock tip

Do you regret that you had not invested in the Tesla stock? If ‘yes’, then you are not alone. However, if you buy it now, this could prove to be the worst investment decision of your life. If you own the stock, sell it now, but do not sell it short.   [read all]

The great short squeeze market rally is over

2021-01-30    Category: Market analysis

If you were perplexed by the stock market being at record highs while the real economy is almost in ruins, you were not alone. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY have predicted or anticipated anything like this to happen. So, what was (or still is) behind this craze and is it over?   [read all]

It is all about liquidity

2020-10-12    Category: Market analysis

What is behind this booming market? Why is it at record highs despite a severe recession? The answer, apparently, is very simple - it is the abundance of liquidity. The Fed, supported by both political parties, is flooding the economy with money. But how long will this bonanza last?   [read all]

What Warren Buffett did not say

2020-05-07    Category: News

Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting is always a remarkable event, especially for value investors. It was not an exception in this regard this year, too, though it was quite remarkable in other respects, one of them being what Warren Buffett did not say.   [read all]

Who is behind these market moves?

2020-05-04    Category: Market analysis

We all know that the market price of anything is determined for forces of supply and demand. It is the price at which the supply is equal to demand. But what is behind these supply and demand forces?   [read all]

Who is really benefiting from stock buybacks?

2020-04-22    Category: News

There is a lot of hype about US companies spending obscene amounts of money on purchases of their own shares. But is it really that good for shareholders as we are led to believe?   [read all]

How the crisis will affect asset allocation?

2020-04-21    Category: Investing fundamentals

One of the consequences of the crises will be an increase in risk aversion among ordinary investors. This would lead to a massive reallocation of capital from stocks first into savings accounts and then into another safe forms of investments.   [read all]

Another day, another dollar (for some)

2020-04-20    Category: News

A reflection on the past trading day, oil, Amazon, misery stocks, globalization, seigniorage, and what sign to monitor longer-term for worse things to come (hint: US dollar).   [read all]

What is this light at the end of the tunnel?

2020-04-19    Category: Market analysis

Is this the end of the tunnel or the headlight of in incoming train. At this point nobody knows for sure. So, what signs to watch and what approach to use in making investment decisions?   [read all]

Is the coronavirus pandemic almost over?

2020-04-18    Category: News

Despite the widespread optimist, we have not really seen the worst yet in this pandemic. There will be a prolonged period of painful adjustments and losses. Stay prepared.   [read all]

Another super strong week for equities

2020-04-17    Category: Market analysis

With all the troubles and perturbations and countless time spent analyzing charts and watching the ticker, now that the market is closed, it is time to sit back and reflect on what to do next. I give you some food for thought and, at the end of the article, a concrete recommendation.   [read all]

Nice rebound. What’s next?

2020-04-16    Category: Market analysis

Are we out of the woods? After three weeks of a remarkable rebound from market lows, is the worst is really over? We don't think so...   [read all]