Do People Really Understand What’s in an Index?

Do People Really Understand What’s in an Index?

Have you ever been researching a stock and noticed that it has no P/E ratio? This is usually because the company is unprofitable and thus has no earnings to use as the denominator within the ratio. Current examples of well-known companies with no earnings include Snap (maker of Snapchat), Uber,...

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This week we look at a very attractive capital-light business model: insurance distribution.

Industry Spotlight: Insurance Distribution

Insurance is generally sold “direct” by insurance companies’ paid employees or sold via agents/brokers also known as third party distributors. The economics of an agent/broker are very attractive. They charge a commission/fee for their services (typically a percentage of the premiums) and do not...

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The Path to Value Investing with Prospector Partners PM Steve Labbe

[PODCAST] The Path to Value Investing with PM Steve Labbe

After graduating with a degree in mathematics and pursuing a job as a teacher, Steve Labbe could have never predicted he would spend the next 16 years working for a sell-side research firm and eventually become a portfolio manager at Prospector Partners.

Like many people, his non-traditional...

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Exploring similarities between the dot-com bubble and the recently rally in Reddit meme stocks and cryptocurrencies.

Reddit Traders and Things That Remind Us of the Dot-Com Bubble

If you were working in the investment industry during the late 1990s, what were some of the most excessive, unreasonable market events you remember? Here are some that may jog your memory:

  • Mark Cuban’s (known as AudioNet prior to the name change), which primarily streamed...
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[PODCAST] The Prospector Flavor of Value Investing with PM Jason Kish

[PODCAST] The Prospector Flavor of Value Investing with PM Jason Kish

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...

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Prospector Partners highlights their top 3 blog posts of 2020.

Top 3 Blog Posts of 2020

Nervous about the high-flying valuations of technology stocks and interested in more attractively valued sectors? Two of our three most popular blogs of 2020, below, tackled these themes, while the third featured a popular podcast featuring our founder John Gillespie and how he wound up starting...

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After Tesla stock’s 500% increase in 2020, it is now valued higher than Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.

A Remarkable Chart: Tesla vs Berkshire Hathaway

Of the many charts illustrating the enormous run-up of growth stocks in 2020, the chart below may take the cake.

Tesla (TSLA) began the year with a market capitalization under $100 billion, and by November 25th had a value of over $500 billion – a five-fold increase. As of the writing of this...

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Multi-decade low valuations and potentially higher interest rates are supporting the case for a continued rally in bank stocks.

Why the Rally in Bank Stocks Can Continue, Part 2

In part one of our blog series Why the Rally in Bank Stocks Can Continue, we discussed the improving clarity on loan losses and reserve levels, and we began examining the potential for cost saves. This week, we continue where we left off.

Cost Savings

Another way we expect banks to capitalize on...

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An update on improving bank fundamentals and loan deferrals.

Why the Rally in Bank Stocks Can Continue, Part 1

We recently published a blog entitled Banks in 2008 Versus 2020: This Time Part of the Solution, in which we contrasted the role banks played in the Global Financial Crisis versus the COVID-19 pandemic. We view banks as part of the COVID solution, evidenced by facilitation of the PPP program....

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Reflecting on Q3 2020 and discussing our views on a potential COVID-19 vaccine, value stocks and inflation.

Prospector Partners Quarterly Commentary: Reflecting on Q3 and What Could Lie Ahead

Current Market Environment

The benchmark S&P 500 continued its charge higher during the third quarter of 2020, despite significant increases in COVID-19 cases and certain states such as Florida, Texas, Arizona and California seeing major outbreaks. The market remained focused on the reopening of...

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