While Will and Adam may, a lot of people have been misusing the term lately. We discuss how all stocks are equal, though some are more equal than others, where we see (and do not see) inflation, and what that means for equities, especially small caps, and bonds. We close with some perspective on what has been driving the outperformance in certain frothy areas of the market, why it may continue, and what risks are being overlooked.
Like the Electric Light Orchestra, Will and Adam have no answer for what is happening right now, but a lot of questions. They cover similarities and differences between now and the late 1990s, discuss valuation for various parts of the market, where they see relatively unattractive risk versus reward, and delve into specifics on a few names in the news.
(November, 24, 2020) Will Brown and Adam Eagleston in the same room…drinking while recording a podcast. What could possibly go wrong? Apparently, everything. Listen to the two echo one another’s comments (literally) on election fallout and the widening chasm between economic reality and valuations in certain parts of the market. Will and Adam experienced technical difficulties in the recording of this podcast—we apologize for the sound quality.
Of the periodic table, that is. We talk hydrogen vs. gravity power, rubidium-colored drinks, even unstable francium, provide an update on the potassium-shaped recovery, and answer questions regarding one of our recent white papers. Listening is even easier than Elon Musk thinks it is to find and process lithium using sodium chloride; we are unsure how many cesium cycles long this podcast is, though.
We discuss the psychology behind investors’ current affinity for glamour stocks and why it may not end soon, how this relates to the Fed’s new inflation policy, and why Will loves lamp.
Escape from the labyrinth and explore why physics don’t comport with the Icarus myth, and how the same kind of first-order thinking is affecting markets, where certain sectors and companies are in rarified air.
We discuss the increase in COVID cases and its implications for consumer behavior, the Japanification of the U.S. (and what it means for financial stocks and gold), a recent purchase for our investors in the electric vehicle/drone space, and investors burning themselves through day trading.
Formidable Asset Management's Will Brown and Adam Eagleston discuss the Odyssey investors have experienced in 2020, consumer trends associated with the re-opening of the economy, and the oddities we have seen with the behavior of certain stocks popular on Robinhood. Plus, a little mythology and history, as well as obligatory references to the shape of the recovery and associated chart crimes (we’re looking at you, CNBC, and that recent unemployment graphic).