Policy Opportunities

Companies often use lobbying to position themselves before a shift in public policy or, to fend off challenges to their business model.
“Rent Seeking” is not a traditional factor accounted for in investment analysis and
can positively impact corporate profits via changes in public policy.

New Sovereigns

Aggressive "beggar thy neighbor" monetary policy has pushed the yield of sovereign credit to multi-cycle lows;
in some instances these rates globally have gone negative. The concomitant currency debasement has eroded the relative "safety" premium relative to equities, creating an opportunity for an alternative.

Dividend Growth

The scarcity of yield from conventional sources and the increasingly lofty valuations has created a need for a more nuanced approach to dividend investing. Companies scoring well by dividend yield and dividend growth have, independently, produced the strongest risk-adjusted returns. Together they are the powerful source of total return.

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Jan'20 Grabinski

Global Growth Bottoming, 2020 Elections, Near-Term Pull Back

In this week’s Highlights, Ryan Grabinski believes there is evidence of a bottoming in global growth, suggests investor focus is shifting toward the 2020 elections and would not be surprised if the market pulled back in the near-term.
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Jan'20 Bohnsack

The Marshallian Shift

In this month’s Insight, I discuss how the current state of affairs for the markets appear to be skewed toward continued expansion, which should bode well investors in 2020.