February 12, 2018
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PrefBlog is presented as a public service by Hymas Investment Management Inc., Manager / Trustee of Malachite Aggressive Preferred Fundand publisher of PrefLetter, a monthly newsletter directed towards long term buy-and-hold retail investors. James Hymas, president of Hymas Investment Management Inc, with years of experience designing quantitative investment technology and applying this technology to conservative portfolios, seeks to provide institutions and retail investors with the information and advice necessary to produce top quartile returns in the preferred share market without the assumption of excess risk.
Currency Markets The US dollar has given up some of its gains overnight as investors keenness for Greenbacks has temporarily abated. The shifting dynamics around trade and tariffs does give pause for thought as US dollar bulls are consolidating gains at a very tricky and treacherous junction fo ...
FundamentalsTotal business sales have been ticking along at nearly 6.5% yr/yr. With reasonably strongvolumes and a price/ cost ratio fairly even, pretax margins have been advancing, and bottom linesare enjoying the large extra kicker from the tax cuts. As well, inventories are being managed wellcom ...
For years after the financial crisis, many investors were resigned to earning next to nothing on their cash and short duration investments. Rising interest rates, however, have brought a new reality: The front end of the fixed income market looks attractive for the first time in almost a decade. In ...
From the Richmond Fed: Fifth District Manufacturing Firms Reported Robust Growth in MayFifth District manufacturing firms saw robust growth in May, according to survey results from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The composite index swung from −3 in April to 16 in May, boosted by growth in t ...
Whenever I'm driving, it seems like I'm surrounded by more and more SUVs and trucks. So I thought I'd look at the changing mix of vehicle sales over time (between passenger cars and light trucks / SUVs).The first graph below shows the mix of sales since 1976 (Blue is cars, Red is light trucks and SU ...
Advanced Auto Parts has been significantly beaten up over the last year. The last six months shows the stock building a nice base. The stocks sets up nicely here, but lets review the technicals. First of all, the SCTR shows it becoming one of the top stocks for price movement. That is a big plus as ...
I posted an additional article regarding this weeks video. This is a link specific to the video. The US Dollar is working real hard against the commodity up trend, but some of the commodities cannot be suppressed. Oil, Natural Gas, Heating Oil, Gasoline, and KOL are all soaring. I mentioned a ...