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What is Fixed Income Investing Today?

2021-09-17T14:42:06+00:00September 14, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

Low Yields are Now the Norm KCR recently came across a fabulous tweet by @charliebilello that caught our attention. In his tweet, he pointed out that the dividend yield of the S&P500 was at its lowest point since the stock market bubble of 2000. With the treasury bond market ...

Oil Stocks to Buy: A Preference for Profits Over Promises

2021-09-09T05:10:34+00:00September 8, 2021|White Papers|

We believe investors should be open-minded about old-fashioned energy for two reasons.  First, we have a growing conviction in oil companies’ capital discipline.  Second, while commodity prices may rise due to severe underinvestment, they do not need to for the sector to become a massive profit engine for investors. ...

Bitcoin vs Ethereum and the Case for Crypto

2021-09-01T18:39:31+00:00September 1, 2021|Quick Takes|

A Thoughtful Bull on the Future of Crypto The Best Crypto to Invest In…. The research team’s view on the top cryptocurrencies is a simple one. We stick to investing in the stock market. We have no view on Bitcoin and Ethereum, much less other digital assets. Our researchers lack ...

Crude Investing: Energy Stocks & ESG

2021-08-25T19:20:00+00:00August 25, 2021|Quick Takes|

The KCR research team has worked in the investing business for an embarrassingly long time.  As in prior manias, the consensus view has become dogma today.  With legions of followers on social media, the effect is only more powerful in this cycle than in the past.  Those sucking investors ...

Financial Fragility of Weak Firms is at Dot.Com Levels

2021-08-28T16:15:31+00:00August 24, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

Credit Risk in Stocks Using the Fed Definition of Speculative Grade Stocks Shows Elevated Risk Today The chart shows that the weakest quintile of stocks is as vulnerable today as they were in 2000 Vulnerability is measured by ICR, or EBIT/Interest Expense, and associated criteria as explained in the Federal ...

Mohawk Industries Stock

2021-08-20T14:26:32+00:00August 19, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

Fun with flooring, the case for the basics, looking at Mohawk Industries over the last three years The chart shows the performance of flooring products company MHK, over the last three years Since the stock’s trough in May of 2020, it has exploded higher, rising 156% With reports from ...

Junk Stocks Funded by Junk Bonds

2021-08-18T17:50:27+00:00August 18, 2021|Quick Takes|

An Honest Take on Difficult Circumstances When bond yields first went negative, I called a long-time confidante.  I whispered into the phone, “Someone is paying someone to borrow their money?  That makes no sense.”  Over the next few days, weeks, and months, many articles would be published trying to ...

How to Get Started Day Trading: Don’t

2021-08-13T03:29:20+00:00August 13, 2021|Charts for the Curious|

Revisiting the Liquidity Liability There are now $2.5 trillion worth of companies whose shares are trading so furiously that the entire share base of the firm is changing hands in 40 business days or just two months We recently wrote an in depth White Paper on the unusually high ...

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