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Tim Travis is a veteran deep value investor and money manager. Travis has extensive experience in traditional investments such as stocks and bonds, in addition to having a unique methodology of combining options and distressed investing with value investing to generate income, reduce risk, and to ...more


2022 Was A Cautionary Tale Of Investors Buying What They Didn’t Understand
I believe our portfolios are poised to really perform exceptionally over these next few years, as this is a great environment for value investing.
The Huge Cost Of Trying To Time The Market And Election-Year Dynamics
If you sold stocks at the bottom of each 10% selloff, and then bought back 10 days later, you’d miss out on 2/3rds of the gains since 2002. This speaks to the strange dynamics of financial markets.
S&P Down 25% YTD, Investment Grade Bonds Down 22%
The S&P 500 is now down 25% YTD, which puts it in the top 10 worst selloffs historically. What is particularly unique about this bear market is that bonds have offered no help whatsoever, generating massive losses as well. 
When To Expect Recovery In A Bear Market
When you are in the midst of a bear market, all the news is bad. But bear markets are also when you can buy assets at the most attractive prices.
Update On Bank Earnings
On a micro basis, the banks are performing exceptionally well in a challenging environment.
Inflation At 7.5% Year-Over-Year
Recently, we got the latest update on the Consumer Pricing Index (CPI) and it was a doozy, showing annual inflation of 7.5%. The Real Fed Funds Rate (Fed Funds Rate Minus CPI) is now a negative 7.4%, which is the lowest since 1974.


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