January 28, 2021

I’m Worried

I’m worried just like everyone else about the new case outbreaks in the South and West: It seems like it’s only a matter of time until we see an uptick in the Northeast and Midwest as well. I’m worried we don’t really have a plan for the pandemic 4-5 months in. March and April were tough to stomach but I assumed taking those difficult steps would be worth it if we got our act together by having a...

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Orion and Riskalyze

One of the things I’ve come to understand as we’ve built our business is that every time you choose a technology vendor, you’re doing a lot more than choosing a technology vendor. You’re making an investment. You’re buying in to that technology company’s future, its roadmap, its future. You have no choice. Once you standardize on a platform, it becomes part of your business and affects ...

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The longer I’m doing this, the more I realize the truth of one very big idea: The ability to withstand and endure volatility is worth more than the ability to avoid drawdowns. The good news is that enduring volatility is a more realistic ability for one to pursue and improve at. Limiting or managing volatility is a worthy pursuit. Pretending you can avoid it altogether is delusional. If you’re not willing to accept be...

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How Stocks Predict Presidential Elections

Ryan Detrick from LPL Financial made my Chart o’ the Day today… Here’s Ryan: Turns out, since 1928, the stock market has accurately predicted the winner of the election 87% of the time and every single year since 1984. It is quite simple. When the S&P 500 Index has been higher the three months before the election, the incumbent party usually won, while when stocks were lower, the incumbent party usu...

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Facebook lost $56 billion in market cap Friday afternoon

This Facebook thing has legs. Large advertisers around the country began pausing their campaigns on social media platforms to demonstrate their dislike of being associated with some of the racist content that sometimes goes unmoderated, and over the weekend, the list of advertisers went global. Now it’s Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Unilever, Levi-Strauss, Upwork, Verizon, Hershey’s, Beam Suntory, Honda and others. Th...

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Next generation of Warehimes at Hanover Foods?

We noticed this recent obituary,
John Alan Warehime, aged 82, passed away on March 11, 2020. He was born on November 17, 1937 in Hanover, to the late Alan R. and Rosedrey (Rohrbaugh) Warehime. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia (Mosebrook) Warehime, their children Jennifer (Warehime) Carter and husband Michael, Jeffrey A. Warehime and wife Amy, and J. Andrew Warehime and wife Michelle, and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Warehime graduated from Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia and Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. He was Chairman of the Board of Hanover Foods Corporation since 1990.
What will the future hold for Hanover Foods? See our recent posts about quarterly results and the Hanover annual report.

7 Stocks Growing Future Yield With Increased Dividends

Yield does not come without a price, usually in the form of added risk and/or complexity. Ultimately, dividend growth investors realize that long-term and sustainable high-yield investments are grown over time. This is accomplished by purchasing high-quality dividend investments with a reasonable yield and a long history of growing their dividends, and waiting for the yield on cost to grow.

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How Often Do Long-Term Bonds Beat Stocks?

The New York Times ran a story recently that shows long-term bonds beat the pants off the stock market over the past 20 years or so. These annual performance numbers are from the start of the century in 2000 through the end of April 2020: The S&P 500: 5.4 percent. Long Treasury bonds (with a duration of at least 10 years): 8.3 percent. Long investment-grade corporate bonds: 7.7 percent. Junk bonds: 6.5 percent...

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