Cases of whiplash must have spiked lately. After all, in a few short months, market commentators have abruptly transitioned from: “inflation is transitory” to “inflation might be more persistent” and now “prepare for stagflation!” As discussed in our last writing, the stock market had appeared to be fully in the Fed’s camp, perceiving the recent spike in inflation as a temporary phenomenon.

In this short question and answer session, our portfolio managers take on the questions that prospective clients ask us most often during the due diligence process. 

Transitory. Anyone following the markets during the second quarter heard the word bandied about ad nauseam, and the question of whether inflation would serve to be temporary (transitory) or more permanent drove the daily movements of the market.

Have you been observing the rotation to value stocks and wondering if it’s sustainable? If so, you’re invited to watch this call replay where our PMs offer their perspectives on today’s market.

The new year began with the Georgia Senate runoff which saw both seats going to Democrats, thereby giving the Dems an effective majority in the Senate. Unshockingly, a new $1.9 trillion stimulus package was passed along party lines soon thereafter. 

First and foremost, we hope this writing finds you and your families healthy. It’s been a long twelve months and no one could be criticized for being happy to see the end of 2020. So much changed so quickly at the beginning of the year, as COVID-19 rapidly spread around the world, creating the first global pandemic of our lifetimes.

Investing in people with specific skillsets that aren’t recognized by the broader community is a recipe for success in baseball as well as portfolio management. New Podcast with PM Steve Labbe.

Concerned about richly priced growth stocks, a return of inflation and the lack of yield available in the bond market? Our new whitepaper explores how value stocks can provide solutions.

On a daily basis, investors are exposed to a lot of numbers and a lot of information. But it should be known that portfolio evaluation goes beyond just the stats. Behind every portfolio is a person with a story. How did they get to where they are today? What was the path they took to join the firm Today, we invite you to join us as we look beyond the portfolio and listen to the story of Jason “Jay” Kish (CPA, CFA), Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Prospector Partners.

November 2020 – In this video conference call, Prospector Portfolio Managers John Gillespie, Kevin O’Brien (CFA), Jason Kish (CPA, CFA) and Steve Labbe (CFA) and Stacy Havener, Founder & CEO of Havener Capital Partners, discuss the state of the markets, their outlook for 2021 as well as an array of topics including:

– Firm update and year-to-date relative performance 

– Positioning changes to the portfolios

– Bull and bear cases for 2021

– Whether the Fed’s actions could lead to inflation

– ETFs’ exposure to the good, the bad and the ugly

To access the call replay, please click below.

(Call recorded on November 18, 2020 @ 1pm ET)

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Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss in a declining market.

Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change and should not be considered recommendation to buy or sell any security. [Click here for top ten holdings for PCAFX and POPFX]  

References to price deciles describe the companies in the S&P 500 Index.

References to “twos and tens” describe the two year and ten-year Treasury yields

Russell 1000 Value Index measures the performance of the large cap value segment of the US equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000® companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower expected growth values.

Russell 3000 Value measures the performance of the broad value segment of the US equity value universe. It includes those Russell 3000® companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

S&P 500 Value Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization value sector in the U.S. equity market. The Index consists of those stocks in the S&P 500 Index exhibiting the strongest value characteristics.

Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the large cap growth segment of the US equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000® companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.

S&P 500 Growth Index measures the investment return of large-capitalization growth stocks 

KBW Bank Index (BKK) tracks the stock prices of prominent banking companies in an attempt to be a bellwether for banking industry watchers.

Price to trailing operating earnings is a company’s current share price of a stock divided by its earnings per share.

Price to sales is calculated by dividing a stock’s current price by its sales per share over the trailing 12 months.

Basis point is a unit of measure used in quoting yields, changes in yields or differences between yields. One basis point is equal to 0.01%, or one one-hundredth of a percent of yield and 100 basis points equals 1%.