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Feb 09 2021

Podcast #28 - YOLO Mania

  • Feb 9, 2021

The Redditors came for the hedge funds, and chaos ensued. We think that when the dust settles, the Reddit crowd will be the spark that allowed more powerful market players to inflect the real pain. Our thoughts, from experience, on why this happened and how we try to avoid it.

Jan 19 2021

Jan 19th Zoom Call - New leadership from Washington to Wall Street Confirmation

  • Jan 19, 2021

With new leadership in Washington and--with large-cap growth’s decade-long stranglehold on outperformance looking shakier than ever--a potential leadership change in equity markets as well, Leuthold Group CIO Doug Ramsey will share his current views and what he will be looking out for in 2021.

Jan 08 2021

Podcast #26 - Looking Forward To 2021 Earnings

  • Jan 8, 2021

As we turn the page on 2020, a peek ahead to the S&P 500’s 2021 operating earnings is probably in order. You never know, earnings and valuations might be important again one day.

Dec 15 2020

Podcast #25 - Anything But Growth

  • Dec 15, 2020

Driven by massive government stimulus, an imminent vaccine rollout, and the expectation of record earnings in 2021, investors seem to be on the verge of embracing a move away from Large Cap Growth stocks in earnest. The leading candidates offered as broad-based alternatives to Large Growth (LG) include Value, Small Caps, and Emerging Markets.

Nov 30 2020

Podcast #24 - Put Some Bit(e) In Your Coin!

  • Nov 30, 2020

Balanced portfolio investors face a difficult challenge finding equity alternatives that modify risk without overly reducing reward. The problem is acute because traditional choices have lost much of their historic appeal. Cash certainly lessens volatility, but, with a zero yield, its reward penalty is excessive.

Nov 27 2020

Podcast #23 - Investors Face Disparate Choices

  • Nov 27, 2020

Perusing current equity-investment possibilities highlights a diverse set of choices. Focusing on only two primary attributes—relative price and relative earnings—illustrates considerable diversity among the major investment styles.

Nov 25 2020

Podcast #22 - An Economic Pandemic Divergence

  • Nov 25, 2020

Although COVID-19 has significantly impacted everyone, its economic wake has been unusually bifurcated compared to past crises. Since the pandemic requires social distancing, the recession and its aftermath have been concentrated disproportionately among “social and lower-earning” industries. This odd, if not unique, divergence in the economic fortunes of low and high-earning industries perhaps explains how overall real GDP, the unemployment rate, the housing industry, manufacturing activities, and other economic segments have managed to recover quickly and powerfully.

Nov 11 2020

Podcast #21 - FAANGless Large Cap Growth

  • Nov 11, 2020

FAANG has dramatically outperformed Large Cap Growth the past ten years, but is has become cheaper and slightly less growth-oriented in the process. We examine the extent FAANG performance has carried through to the rest of the Large Cap Growth universe and how to get growth without them.

Oct 29 2020

Oct 29, 2020 ZOOM Call: Doug Ramsey's Views on the Market and Q&A

  • Oct 29, 2020

Replay of a ZOOM Call with Chief Investment Officer, Doug Ramsey. He shares his thoughts and observations on today's market and what he sees looking ahead and answers questions.

Oct 27 2020

Podcast #19 - 2021 Earnings: How Do We Get There?

  • Oct 27, 2020

Scott Opsal looks at S&P 500 forward earnings for 2021 and how they stack up against pre-pandemic economic healthy year of 2019.

Oct 12 2020

Podcast #18: Examining The “Reopening Economy”

  • Oct 12, 2020

We examine a variety of industry groups with noteworthy relative price action on both “reopening” and “closed economy” days. Our objective is to shed more light on the industry groups that are consistently moving together on these days.

Oct 01 2020

Podcast #17: A Wobble at the Top

  • Oct 1, 2020

Look, quick! Before it reverses! The Top-5 firms in the S&P 500 have underperformed in September! I’m sorry, you’ll have to forgive my sense of urgency, but the astounding speed and consistency in which these firms have outperformed may have burned the notion into my brain that they can only “go up” (or at the very least beat the index).

Aug 27 2020

Aug 27, 2020 ZOOM Call: Jim Paulsen's Views on the Market and Q&A

  • Aug 27, 2020

Replay of a ZOOM Call with Chief Investment Strategist, Jim Paulsen where he shares his thoughts and observations on today's market and what he sees looking ahead.

Jul 23 2020

Podcast #15 - Doug Ramsey ZOOM Call

  • Jul 23, 2020

Doug Ramsey, CIO at The Leuthold Group gives his mid-year update, provides some valuable context for the current market, and presents his outlook for the rest of 2020. Scott Opsal, Director of Equities and Portfolio Manager, also gives a brief update on portfolio positioning and asset allocation considerations before a Q&A with both Doug and Scott.

Jun 30 2020

Podcast #14: Zoom Call Replay - Paulsen's Outlook

  • Jun 30, 2020

Join us for a Zoom Call with Jim Paulsen where he will share his thoughts and observations on today's market and what he sees looking ahead.

Mar 05 2020

Podcast #13 - Let’s Concentrate For A Moment

  • Mar 5, 2020

In the immortal words of Lloyd Bridges, “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.” Let’s put aside this week’s market turmoil and concentrate for a moment on... “concentration.” Market concentration, that is. Close your eyes and think back to those carefree days of mid-February.

Feb 19 2020

Podcast #12 - Will The ZONE Show Some ZEST?

  • Feb 19, 2020

Investing overseas has mostly been a black hole through this bull market. Price momentum remains terribly weak for international stock markets and this has given investors pause every time they consider reallocating some assets offshore.

Feb 14 2020

Podcast #11 - The Easy Fed and the “Other” Inequality

  • Feb 14, 2020

Super-easy monetary policy has been blamed for the rise in income and wealth inequality in recent years, and more recently we’d fault the Fed for performance inequality within the stock market.

Feb 06 2020

Podcast #10 - When "Risk" Is Not Risky

  • Feb 6, 2020

Extraordinarily low bond yields—often negative bond yields outside the U.S.—have significantly elevated investor anxieties, leaving the impression of facing a high-risk, low-return world. Consequently, during much of the contemporary expansion, the existence of very low yields has pushed several investors toward a more conservative portfolio allocation.

Jan 29 2020

Podcast #9 - A New Bull Market?

  • Jan 29, 2020

The S&P 500 did not suffer a bear market last year. At least not by the conventional definition of a 20% decline. However, it was razor close—dropping 19.8% from its highest- to lowest-daily close. Given that, in every way except for -0.2%, the U.S. stock market did suffer a Bear last year, how does its 2019 rally compare thus far to the average “Bull Market Rally?”

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