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Volatility Creating Opportunity…

I tend to be very much a buy and hold investor. I take positions, add to them as I gain confidence and generally let...

Market Outlook by David Banister

Much of the analysis and forecasting work that I do on the markets revolves around the S&P 500 Index, the basket of 500 blue...

If I Had A Nickel For Every Buying Opportunity…

The path to being a good investor is to be able to see what the future holds and place your bets accordingly. If you...

July Recap, August Preview

This past month is best described as tricky. July is often that way for investors. Volumes are light and traders tend to take time...

Understanding The Tailwinds’ Platform

It's approaching the three-year anniversary of Tailwinds Research. A model that started out as a blog site for paid-for research has morphed into a...

The Quietest Week

Greetings from Rockport Mass, my home town and where I'm fortunate enough to be spending a couple weeks visiting family and working from an...

Four For the Fourth…The Half Year In Review

As we round out the first half of 2019, I'd like to wish a happy early birthday to America. The last six months were,...

A Shallow Dive From The Deep South

In what is shaping up as a never-ending quest to provide newsletter coverage from anyplace not named "home", this week's letter comes from Raleigh,...

The Trade War Observer; OS Splitting

Technology has become the main battleground in the Sino-US rivalry. The trade war must be viewed in that context. This is why, despite of the US’s...

Markets Trade Down In May…June Preview

I'm not sure why, but it seems that every time I feel the Tailwinds' Portfolio is poised for big gains, the market enters a...

The Week That Was

Take your pick, Macro or Micro, this was a week full of impactful news. It was also a great week for Tailwinds as our...

CATS: The Suicide Squeeze Is On

I'm not a big fan of getting involved in stocks with big short positions. Short sellers, in general, are very smart investors. They do...

Post Traumatic Investment Disorder

This week I'm suffering from Post Traumatic Investment Disorder. Otherwise known as PTID (pronounced putrid), this is a mental breakdown that frequently arises shortly...

Q1 Recap…The Illiquidity Discount

One of the oldest adages for investors is "don't fight the fed". When the government wants to open the spigots, easy money and high...

Read It and Sleep…or, why I’m not concerned about the market

In case you didn't notice, the market is turning down. Now, it may bounce around, or even have another run up, but it's clear...

My (Vacation) Week in Review

The view from our hotel in Kauai is awesome. A long beachfront with waves breaking behind the palm trees. It's beautiful. Close your eyes and...

Markets aren’t really recovering from the US-China trade war – this is just a...

The markets are celebrating the pending agreement between China and the United States to end the trade war. This follows the US Federal Reserve...

Spring Loaded

As I look out my window, the first few flowers are appearing on the branches of my tree. Despite the torrential rains of last...

Mining The Portfolio

This morning I received an email from a good friend. In it he had taken all the names that I've covered over the 30...

Lessons From January…This Could Make You Money Someday

Sometimes it's an enlightening event to rank stocks based on different criteria. Digging into numbers can reveal interesting trends and help hone your future...

Thank You Santa!

What a difference a couple weeks makes, huh? Lest you forget, it was less than three weeks ago that the market bottomed. That day...

December Review, 2019 Market Prediction

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was definitely a December to remember." ~ me When someone asks if...

Tailwinds Top 8 Surprises for 2019

Every year for the past 36 years, Byron Wien has put out a list of “Top 10 Surprises” for the...

The Answer To The Question

Well, I must have been very bad this year as it appears Santa Claus isn't coming to town. The market is trying...

¿Dondé Está Santa Claus?

This weekend I'm with my wife and daughter in New York City. Doing some holiday shopping, seeing family and friends and catching...

Do Bears Like Turkey?

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. As a kid living on the beach in Rockport Mass, I was surrounded by family all summer....

Will Economic Sanity Prevail?

If there is a deal , it will be on Trump’s terms, not on Wall Street’s terms…Trump has done an amazing job. He doesn’t...

Be Careful What You Wish For…

I’ve witnessed several market corrections in my life. Some of these are minor blips in the face of a bull market, while others are...

October Review, Earnings Preview

October has a reputation for being a bad month to own stocks. For the current generation of investors, this reputation was earned primarily from...

Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?

In a famous scene in Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood has a gun pointed at a bank robber who is reaching for a gun. Clint...

The Most Dangerous Setup

By necessity, today’s topic will venture into the world of politics, so I warn you now - you might be offended. Actually, I have...

What a Week…Our Strategy For Outperformance

When we said in last week's newsletter that the market looks like it's on a cliff, we had no idea just how prescient that...

September Review: High Fives All Around

It certainly was a memorable September in our house. Not only did the Red Sox cakewalk through to the best record in baseball, and...

Pearls of Wisdom or Meaningless Drivel…You Can Decide

I love holiday weeks. It seems like I'm just getting settled into work when Friday happily rolls around. I wish every week was a...

Every Company Has A Great Story…Which Ones Do We Believe?

Earnings season for microcaps came and went during the month of August. Well, we call it earnings season but, when you're betting on future...

August 17th Weekly Recap

Phew! Am I ever glad to get earnings season over with. Trying to keep up with all the calls and the incredible volatility in...

Recapping A Volatile Week

For the last couple months I’ve felt like Muhammad Ali’s sparring partner. The market has really tried to take its pound of flesh out...

Stormy Weather on the Horizon?

Friday was the most exciting day yet in the Tour de France, with the Pyrenees separating the contenders from the pretenders. I had thought...

Rooting Against Froome…Random Thoughts About Stocks and More

Normally I try to have my lead story be something about the big picture. Whether that be the Tailwinds' portfolio, micro-caps in general, or...

I HEAR 1987 NEW WAVE IS BACK

I don’t know about you, but I’m worried. The economic cycle is long in the tooth. Equity valuations are stretched. The yield curve is...

Dipping My Toe Into Crypto

For those who have read my previous notes on Bitcoin, I'm sure you're wondering what's the scoop here. I've been a vocal bear on...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Stick a fork in it, June is dead. Which couldn’t have happened soon enough as, what started out as a wonderful month, turned into...

America The Bully

"You f…g Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with Iranians?" Richard Meddings, Standard...

Three reasons not to blame Trump when the global ‘free’ trade order collapses

Andy Xie is an independent economist who has graciously allowed Tailwinds to post his articles. The United States’ tit-for-tat tariff spat over steel and aluminium...

Small Cap Shines…Expect It To Continue

Small cap stocks are paying beginning to pay off handsomely, with significant outperformance of late. The index we watch the most, and what we...

With Earnings Season Over, Which Stocks Surprised Us?

Quarterly earnings season is the four times each year in which companies give investors an inside look as to what's going on. They not...

BUYBACK TOP OR JUST NEEDLESS WORRY?

You had to know that last week’s Barron’s cover was too good for me to pass up. Come’ on. It’s just screaming at me...

April in Review and Thoughts on Portfolio Management

Two weeks ago I made an adjustment to the grips on my mountain bike. Rolled them forward a little bit. I had been feeling...

Important Changes to The Tailwinds Platform

Tailwinds Research was started with the simple goal of helping investors make money in micro-cap stocks. Over the last year and a half, there...

Hurt China — Is That Trump’s Real Goal?

I hope what I’m about to say turns out to be too pessimistic and very wrong. But as an alternative scenario it must be...
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