What is Pat’s commentary for the week of August 19, 2014

Long-time readers may recall that in the mid-1990s, I started writing about three special factors that I felt were likely to make stock prices go higher, and continue rising longer, than most investors expected. These special factors or “economic energizers” were:

Economic liberalization and the spread… Read More

What is Pat’s commentary for the week of May 13, 2014?

I’ve mentioned here, and in recent letters to our portfolio-management clients, that I’m optimistic about the stock market’s direction. In fact, I suspect that a secular bull market began in March 2009, when the market began rising after the recession.

Secular bull markets take a variety… Read More

What is Pat's commentary for the week of December 18, 2012?

This is a good time for me to say “Thanks!” to all my Inner Circle members. It’s a pleasure to receive the many compliments and expressions of gratitude you send with your questions. That’s especially true when I recognize a member’s name from decades ago,… Read More

How to trade stocks: 3 keys to higher profits in 2011

We’re optimistic about the stock market in 2011. The recent U.S. midterm election results support our view that the Obama administration is likely to tone down its investor-unsettling policies. Moreover, the stock market has stayed reasonably strong, despite reports of new European financial strains. Year-end… Read More

Insider trading and your blue chip stocks

Some investors have told us that they are pessimistic about the stock market because of lots of insider selling in the U.S. blue chip stocks they hold.

The value of insider buying and selling as a market indicator seems self-evident. After all, company insiders — officers,… Read More

Blue chip stocks: Look at more than just insider trading

Some investors get pessimistic about the stock market when they see selling by insiders in the U.S. blue chip stocks that they hold.

The value of insider buying and selling as a market indicator seems self-evident. After all, company insiders — officers, directors, or owners of… Read More