Julien B. Booth

Principal & Portfolio Manager

jbooth@forestcapital.net

Dana Christner

Operations Manager

dchristner@forestcapital.net

 

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NOTES

January 10, 2020

Happy New Year:

I hope you are doing well.

For the past few months I have been troubled with the destruction of finance (as I knew it). The actions of the Central Banks have changed the rules of the game in the entirety.

Once upon a time, a real, risk f...

December 19, 2019

Merry Christmas, and Happy upcoming Hanukkah.

A quick look back-

2018 Christmas, the stock market was crashing due to strong US GDP/economic growth (i.e. interest rates were rising). 

2019 Christmas, the stock market is booming because GDP growth i...

December 3, 2019

Good Afternoon:

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  

The financial markets have changed tremendously since my industry entry in the mid 1990's.  While access to information has improved 100x, understanding of valuation and...

November 23, 2019

Good Evening:

Below you will find a link to the earnings for Goldmoney.com. Goldmoney.com is a position we hold and will build upon as the company matures.

https://www.goldmoney.com/corporate/news/goldmoney-inc-reports-record-revenue-for-second-qua...

November 5, 2019

Money is free for those who are creditworthy because the investors who are giving it to them are willing to get back less than they give. More specifically investors lending to those who are creditworthy will accept very low or negative interest ra...

October 31, 2019

Good Afternoon:

I hope this note finds you + family doing well.  Happy Halloween.

Yesterday the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates with the stock market at an all-time high, relatively solid economic fundamentals, and President who is comfortable...

September 11, 2019

Good Afternoon:

I hope this note finds you doing well.

The key takeaways on a brief note:

1.  Q3 Earnings* growth has slowed materially;

2.  Interest rates have continued to fall;

3.  Real estate, utilities, and Gold continue to perform;

4.  The stock mark...

August 6, 2019

Good Afternoon:

It has happened.  Rates have crashed (bond prices up) since our note from last Wednesday.  

The stock market woke up; bonds are sexy, and risk is real.  Risk sure happens fast.  

At this point, Gold and Long-term...

August 1, 2019

Good Afternoon:

Today, the Federal Reserve cut the Fed Funds rate.  During this interest rate cycle the maximum short term rate reached roughly 2.5% - for a brief time.

We have belabored this topic for several months, but the intellectual acceptance ne...

Good Morning:

I hope this note finds you doing well and enjoying the Summer.  

We have done our best to communicate how markets are completely focused on Federal Reserve liquidity (low interest rates-sugar) vs. underlying economic growth and profi...

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