Monthly Archives: March 2013

Not a Bubble; Earnings Are Rising Nicely

Stocks are behaving as I expected.  On Jan 18 I highlighted “valuation levitation,” writing “the market senses that, with rates so low and dividends set to keep growing, investors could decide that stocks deserve a materially higher valuation despite slow … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Letter from London

It’s a little weird.  Central London is booming.  Fancy restaurants are packed on Tuesday night.  Puny Chelsea townhouses sell for $8 million.  Tourists throng Picadilly and Regent Streets.  Chippendale mahogany and Tudor oak sell briskly at the BADA antiques fair. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Valuation Levitation Continues

As we expected, stocks are rising.  Here are key themes to remember, which we have discussed before: Stocks are rising because they are attractively valued versus bonds and cash, and investors are more confident we won’t have a financial disaster.  … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Uh Oh — Another Citi Crony Capitalist at Treasury

Last December we wrote that Citigroup is “the defective product of chronic crony capitalism and merger mania. I agree with Sandy Weill, who recommended splitting commercial and investment banking. The next Republican presidential candidate should propose breaking up this too-big-to-fail … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment