Small Value Stocks Investors looking at individual stocks might be well served in places other than the largest technology related stocks which now have price to sales multiples similar to prior valuation extremes. Some market […more]
While we rarely make huge market calls and remain reluctant to do so at this point, its worth noting that growth stocks are trading at below -1.5 StdDev from historical normal levels signaling a significant move outside of normal range. This is especially noteworthy, as the growth relationship in the Russell 1000 is now at levels last observed in the peak of the tech bubble. […more]
Investors too often focus solely on dividends, when they should consider a combination of dividends and share repurchases. In a decade-long spell of low interest rates, public companies have strong incentives to reconsider their capital […more]
“High risk” stocks, based on smaller market caps and higher levels of leverage, outperformed the overall US market by nearly 11.4% on a cap-weighted basis in Q2. This is attributable to improving investor expectations regarding a “v-shaped” recovery following significant underperformance of “high risk” stocks in 2020 Q1 by -22.0%. […more]
Tracking Valuation Hazards: How risky are markets today? During the Covid-19 pandemic, tech and other internet companies have routinely seen good performance as consumers have been forced to work from home, isolate and disregard certain […more]
Big 5 companies surge in index concentration… what will be the effect on style boxes and cap-weighted portfolios?
The recent surge has notable impacts on commonly-used style index construction methodologies. Due to the increased reliance on passive allocations, investors should be aware of the significant distortions regarding style index diversification and skews in the classification assigned to individual stocks. […more]
Are the Big 5 stocks in S&P500 (FAAMG) overvalued?
Despite concentration levels unseen since the early 1970s, this group of 5 stocks currently offers reasonable valuation characteristics. The valuation characteristics of these five stocks warrants ongoing monitoring to ensure valuation does not deteriorate. […more]