Each year, we look back at the prior year's Investment Playbook to assess what we got right, what we got wrong, and what we learned in the process. We then turn to the coming year, putting our dominant ideas in writing, with hopes of gaining greater clarity on the factors that might drive our investment returns going forward. [Read More]
The markets have enjoyed a record setting bear market rally of nearly 30% from the intraday lows reached on March 23rd, nearly a month ago. Bear market rallies, defined as short term, powerful upside moves within a bear market environment are commonplace, but this one has been so strong that in the absence of general news, one might wonder if anything unusual was occurring in the world. [Read More]
Wow, what a crazy week it has been. The country is in virtual lockdown as people learn “social distancing” which, it is hoped, will delay and reduce the spread of disease and with it, the burdens on our nation’s hospitals and health care staffs. Nothing seems too shocking anymore, including news, just in, that all restaurants in Ohio will be shut down after 9pm tonight. Take-out and delivery service, only. [Read More]
I left the office yesterday at 3pm and the market was down one percent. That didn’t feel too bad considering the rapid declines of the past week. But within sixty minutes, the wheels had fallen off the proverbial truck, with the market sliding 4.4% on the day. It was Tuesday morning, I believe, that a strategist’s comments passed my desk, mentioning that the market had declined more in four days than it had in any four-day period in decades. [Read More]
PSN, a nationally recognized investment manager database, has identified Broadleaf Partners as the #1 performing investment manager in their Large Cap Growth universe over the trailing three-year period ended December 31, 2019. We're proud of this four star rating as it highlights not only superior performance, but consistency of long-term returns over three-year rolling periods. [Read More]
At the end of each year, we like to look back on the year that was and consider what we got right, what we got wrong, and what we might have learned in the process. We then turn our attention to the year to come, hoping that by putting our thoughts in writing, we’ll gain greater clarity on the factors that might drive our investment returns in the future. [Read More]
While the market has pushed to all-time highs, there’s no euphoria surrounding it. That may be a good thing. Broadleaf’s Doug MacKay shared his thoughts on the direction of the market and why the stocks of innovative companies can continue to perform “in spite of it all” while on CNBC today.
The Broadleaf Growth Equity Portfolio (BGEP) posted a full year return of 40.4%, well ahead of strong gains posted by the S&P 500. (This comes after last year's strong results, in which the BGEP was also up in a down year for the S&P 500.) Is a new all-time high reason to be cautious or confirmation that the economy is on stable ground? [Read More]