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Nevis & NASDAQ 5000

Fifteen years ago, the tech-stock heavy, dot-com laden NASDAQ hit 5000, a level it hasn’t seen since – until today – March 2nd, 2015.  Whether or not it will maintain a closing price above 5000 remains a work in progress, but in all likelihood, we’ll get there. To be honest, I wasn’t so sure that […]

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Third Quarter 2013 Commentary & Performance

The Broadleaf Growth Equity Portfolio (BGEP) enjoyed a very strong third quarter in absolute and relative terms, enabling it to catch up and surpass the S&P 500’s returns on a year to date basis after lagging for the first half of the year.   While no single quarter establishes a trend, the results are a clear […]

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Driving with the Doors Off, Part II

About ten months ago, I wrote about my new bulldozer-yellow Jeep Wrangler, comparing the sensation of Driving with the Doors Off to investing in the New Normal, or as I like to call it, a “slow growth for as far as the eyes can see” environment.  While the pavement had always been a mere twelve […]

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Third Quarter 2012 Performance Commentary

In spite of well publicized worries over a dysfunctional government, the impending fiscal cliff, and slower earnings growth, the markets did what they usually do during such periods by confounding the experts.  During the third quarter, the S&P gained more than six percent. The Broadleaf Growth Equity Portfolio (BGEP) gained a solid 5.1% on considerable […]

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