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Latest Valuentum Commentary
Aug 17, 2018
ICYMI -- Podcast: 2nd Annual Nelson Exclusive Yearly Round Up Call
President of Investment Research at Valuentum Brian Nelson talks the markets, valuations, the economy, the consumer and various other trends from crude oil to cryptocurrency to geopolitical risks to corporate tax reform and beyond. Running time ~25 minutes.
Aug 14, 2018
The Inflating Index Fund Bubble
Image Source: Mac.Else von Berlin. The investment industry is changing fast, and we’re happy to be an instrument for change. We’ve been clamoring to make index funds free for a long time, and we’re glad to see it finally happen. Let’s cover the implications of indiscriminate buying regardless of price with the observation that the number of publicly-traded companies is vastly shrinking. How long will the inflating index fund bubble last?
Aug 1, 2018
Our Reports on Stocks in the Household Products Industry
Our reports on stocks in the Household Products industry can be found in this article. Reports include CHD, CL, CLX, ENR, KMB, HELE, JNJ, PG.
Jun 29, 2018
Dividend Growth Still A Resilient Theme
Rising interest rates may pose headwinds to yield-sensitive dividend payers, but we think dividend growth investing remains a resilient theme. We’re big fans of the concept of yield-on-cost, but close attention to valuations, free cash flow generation and balance-sheet health will remain critical.
Jun 19, 2018
Trade Worries Back on the Table
Image Source: Michael Vadon. We think investors shouldn’t overreact, but we didn’t have two world wars in the last century because leaders of superpowers “got along” nicely.
May 30, 2018
Study: Valuentum's Best Ideas Newsletter Portfolio
"Though we largely achieved the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio’s goals in advancing the newsletter portfolio each publication year (ends December 15) and achieving relative outperformance and risk-adjusted superiority to the benchmark, we may have done even better had our equity allocation been full during the measurement period." -- Brian Nelson, CFA
May 21, 2018
Campbell Soup Representative of Weakening Consumer Staples Equities
Image Source: Neil Conway. When our team presented at the CFA Society of Houston in March 2017, we warned about the possible coming pressures on consumer staples stocks, and so far, our concerns have come to fruition. Not only have a number of high-profile players in the tobacco and beverage arena soured, but household consumer products and packaged foods players have felt the pain, too. Campbell Soup’s recent fallout has been among the worst. Shares have been halved since mid-2017.
Apr 26, 2018
What’s Working (or NOT Working) in Today’s Market?
Image shown: Crude oil continues to lead gainers while consumer staples, REITs, and energy MLPs continue to get shellacked. Let’s take a look at what’s been working and what’s not been working in the market thus far in 2018. To little surprise, in our opinion, commodity prices have been the leaders, while interest-rate sensitive equities have been the laggards. We’ve been expecting this.
Apr 25, 2018
We Said Consumer Staples Would Underperform
The consumer staples sector has been pummeled by a number of factors, from long-term concerns about the adoption of new products in the tobacco industry to pressures on gross margins for branded consumables and generally underperforming free cash flows in the tried-and-true beverage arena. We still like the business models of many constituents, but you knew this was coming.
Apr 19, 2018
Philip Morris Shocks the Tobacco Space But Why?
Image Source: Philip Morris. Investors are overreacting to Philip Morris’ first-quarter 2018 report, and the company is dragging the entire tobacco industry down with it.
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