Investor’s Outlook April 2023. Written by Edward McIlveen, CFA (Chief Investment Officer of Francis LLC). Welcome to this quarter’s edition of Investor’s Outlook. In this issue we look at the recent banking scare caused by the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and address some of today’s most pressing questions: Could this turn into a full-blown… Continue reading Could this be the Financial Panic of 2023?
Category: White Papers
The Second War on Inflation
Fed Chair Jay Powell endorsed “inflation targeting” and loose monetary policy in September 2020 but has since discarded that script, now seeking to assure the public the Fed is committed to bringing the surge in inflation under control.
Plan Recordkeeping to get More Expensive
Joe Topp examines the pressure on recordkeeping organizations to find new sources of revenue and the impact on Plan Sponsors.
Bitcoin, CryptoPunks & NFTs: The Economics of Digital Assets
Take a look at the economics of digital assets and explore a strategy for incorporating this into a portfolio.
The Church of Technical Analysis
Technical analysis, studying charts and patterns, is an often overlooked component to an investment strategy. We examine this method and where it could be profitable.
When Money Destroys Nations
Discover lessons to be learned from the Zimbabwean government’s mismanagement and corruption.
The Arrival of Modern Monetary Theory
We examine the tenets of MMT, look back at economic history to appraise comparable efforts, and consider the investor’s response amidst an inflationary environment spurred by growing deficit spending.
Where to Find Smart Money Moves
Investing requires much more than casual interest. When you’re looking to make stock selections, you also need great resources. In this article, we take a look at Gurufocus.com and how it can give insight into smart money moves.
When Money Dies
How great does inflation have to be before government can no longer control it? Explore this question as we review Adam Fergusson’s When Money Dies (1975).
King of the Hill
Investors face a perplexing outlook amidst record U.S. stock prices juxtaposed with an economy that’s still in early recovery. In this article, we examine why the United States has the near-term ability to print and spend money at a torrid pace.