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A Year of Extremes - Napatree Capital - Investment Solutions - There has been nothing mild about these past 12 months, and the machinations of stock prices are consistent with such extreme behavior.

A Year of Extremes

February 20, 2021

What is the best way to sum up 2020? Strange? Anxiety-ridden? Tumultuous? How about “extreme”? In every facet of life — dealing with a deadly pandemic, our home lives where both work and school have been confined to our houses, our political environment – the volume has been turned up to eleven. There has been […]

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The Gamestop Frenzy - Q1 January 2021 - Napatree Capital - Investment Solutions

The GameStop Frenzy

January 29, 2021

The trading hysteria in shares of video game retailer, Gamestop (GME), is the result of a number of intersecting, overlapping trends. Is it the story of a powerful hedge fund being taken down by an army of retail traders? Partly. Market manipulation? Probably. Without question the dramatic price swings of the stock is incredibly unpredictable […]

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Election Results Market Reaction Viewpoints

Election Results – Market Reaction

November 4, 2020

We are hearing from a lot of clients as to our opinion on the market reaction regarding this historic election. I’ll attempt to frame it with the information we currently have, but as we all know, this is an extremely fluid situation.

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Third Quarter Commentary Viewpoints

Third Quarter Commentary

October 19, 2020

Rule number one of investing: the stock market goes up over time. This is an indisputable fact. And any basic finance class teaches the critical concept of the time value of money. Simply put, the longer your time frame, the greater the potential value of an investment. This can be applied to most asset classes.

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Six Month Headache - Viewpoints

The Six Month Headache – Q2 July 2020

July 25, 2020

Well, that was an interesting six months. The stock market has gone from extreme panic to near euphoria in about 90 days. In our March 15 note, titled “Coronavirus Crash. What Now? What Next?”, we highlighted the extreme selling pressure and why history was on the side of buyers, not sellers:

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