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Shocking Returns in PG&E

From May 2022 to November 2023, PG&E (NYSE: PCG) returned over 40% compared to 12% for the S&P 500 and a loss of 12% for the XLU Utilities ETF. This post will detail our 2022 investment case for PCG and how the process sharpened our value-investing research. Compelling opportunities like PCG exist today. Understanding the […]

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June 2022 – Yesterday’s War

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hoping for unprofitable growth companies to lead again is fighting yesterday’s war Unprofitable growth companies continue to grind lower in 2022. This brutal bear market for the once high-flying issues is a painful dose of cogitative dissonance to those used to easy gains on exciting companies. Rather than cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence

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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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