Value investing by Frank Capital Partners LLC

April 2022 – First Quarter Update

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] There is a two-ton anvil of reality dropping on unprofitable companies. The first quarter of 2022 continued trends from late 2021 as well as establishing great new shifts in the investment world. All of Frank Capital’s separate account strategies had positive returns in Q1 22, far outpacing riskier, growth-at-any-price strategies, as well as the […]

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March 2022 – Energy Independence

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655337147898{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] Russia using energy as a weapon has changed the paradigm. War in Ukraine and subsequent sanctions have jarred the world into the realization that energy independence is necessary. In early March, the United States announced a ban on all Russian oil imports. Should the rest of the

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January 2022 – How About a Seat Belt?

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655337247612{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] For a historically informed investors this is the equivalent to driving 100mph, blindfolded, on an icy mountain trail Slight declines greet investors in the opening month of 2022, and judging from stories in the press and responses on social media, a 3% decline in equities is more

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December 2021 – Embrace the Dystopia

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655338104933{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] Does this mean US stocks will end 2022 in the red? Probably not. The Fed has a backbone made of wet spaghetti. Investors had to contend with large swings in sentiment early this December. After some serious drops in high-growth companies with some prices being cut in

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November 2021 – If I Sold a Business Today

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655338159367{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] Multiples are high, money is cheap, SPACs and IPOs are hot, and it is a spectacular time to sell a business. If you are lucky enough to sell at a great price, what should you do with the money? With seemingly every asset class making new highs,

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September 2021 – Both Kinds of Volatility

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655389395144{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] When investors talk about volatility, they are usually referring to losses in markets. Volatility, however, can also be defined as disorderly moves upwards in stocks as well. Below is our new video on passive investing, where we explain why passive is increasing volatility and we may be

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July 2021 – The Mother of All Energy Stock Setups

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655390412100{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]On August 2nd, 1990, the Iraqi army invaded and occupied Kuwait. Global energy markets reeled as some of the largest supplies of crude oil were suddenly in doubt. Speculators piled into crude oil, doubling the price to about $80 per barrel. The consensus expected more fighting from a

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May 2021 – Horror Movie Stock

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655390438084{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] Fans of classic horror movies love and expect the typical cliches like victims attempting to escape in a car that won’t start or a group of clueless teenagers taking refuge in an ominous looking haunted house. As viewers, we can’t help but groaning aloud “No! Don’t go

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April 2021 – Liquidity Drought

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655389756150{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]As investors watch the Federal Reserve continue its stunning balance sheet expansion, the financial media often touts how the US central bank is “flooding the markets with liquidity.” Is this really the case? Are stocks making new highs in every month so far in 2021 on heavy buy

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March 2021 – Value Pays Cash

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1655390138099{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]For several years now, growth stocks, led by the largest technology companies like Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google, have outperformed their slower-growing value counterparts. Fundamentally, the rapid growth in revenue and cash flows at the tech giants justified their outsized moves. Value companies struggled to grow, and their

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