The stock market reached yet another record high on Monday, but it just doesn’t seem the same as earlier records. Investors (and everyone else) is starting to wonder if Covid is now endemic – an inherent component of everyday life. Will cases surge the...
Growth – CX Software
FirstService Corporation (FSV)
Growth – Property Services
Growth – Radio/Podcast/Broadcasting
L Brands (LB)
Growth – Retail
Upstart Holdings (UPST)
Rapid Growth – AI Lending
Seeking Simplicity Through Diversification
As we move through the middle of 2021 investors continue face...
Can’t Shake the Sellers
Because most of us are long-only players (focusing our time looking at what to buy, not short), we usually think of things from the perspective of buyers. There’s nothing wrong with that, per se—a lot of my commentary and analysis focused...
In the Boston area, we’ve had nearly 8 inches of rain so far this month. This 0.7 inches-per-day average compares to the 0.6 inches-per-day average for a monsoon rainforest, the type found in the tropics along the equator. Sounds a lot like the mood...
Still Tricky, Still Challenging—but Also Still Improving
Through the first half of the year, 2021 has been about as tricky as we can remember, at least for growth stock investors. Rotation and news-driven moves have been the norm, with many leading (or formerly leading) titles...
There remain a few yellow flags in this environment, especially as many indexes are chopping around and trends in individual stocks and sectors remain fleeting. But there’s no question that the action in growth stocks has improved, so we’re going to put a more...
Still (Mostly) a Meat Grinder
In the last issue we wrote about the baby steps the market had taken since mid-May—it wasn’t anything decisive, but after suffering a ton of damage, growth stocks were slowly improving, with some big-volume rallies, more stocks setting up multi-month...
In most professional and personal endeavors, there are dozens if not hundreds of decisions to make. Manage a tech company? You need to decide who to hire/promote/fire, what responsibilities to give them, how much to pay them (base and bonus), resolve conflicting agendas, what...
Academy Sports & Outdoor (ASO)
Growth – Sporting Goods/Retail
Driven Brands (DRVN)
Rapid Growth – Auto Services
GoEasy (GSY.CA, EHMEF)
Growth/Value – Leasing & Lending
Maravai LifeSciences (MRVI)
Rapid Growth – MedTech
TELUS International (TIXT)
Rapid Growth – Customer Care
Up, Up and Away?
Over the week...
The market has been doing OK, though it’s more about addition by subtraction—the fact that growth stocks have avoided any major selling wave after the recent upmove is a plus, but we’re still seeing lots of selling on strength and rotational action that by...
The market seems to have settled into complacency. We’re in a period after first-quarter earnings reports and government statistics indicate a surging economy, yet investors rightfully wonder if or when the Fed will raise interest rates and are starting to consider what happens the...