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Earnings Don’t Matter!

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Our long-time readers are familiar with the work of Professor Baruch Lev of the NYU Stern School of Business, whose research forms the basis for the Knowledge Leaders investment strategy. In his decades-long study of financial records, Lev first discovered a link between a firm’s knowledge capital and its subsequent stock performance, ultimately identifying a […]

Geopolitics Q&A with Peter Zeihan: Mexico’s New Drug War, North Korea, Russian Expansion

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We recently met with Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan to discuss three geopolitical shifts for US financial advisors to watch in the coming months. In this Q&A, we discuss: How the Mexican drug war fueled the U.S. opioid crisis; The chances of a pre-emptive strike on North Korea; and Why Russian troops aren’t leaving Belarus. Click to download […]

Quarterly Strategy Update: Dynamic Undercurrents

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Since the start of this year, the US Treasury market is signaling a scenario of rising growth expectations and falling inflation expectations, as reflected by the various components that comprise interest rates. In this quarter’s strategy update, Portfolio Manager Steven Vannelli, CFA, explores the following: Monetary policy: We examine the demographic shifts causing people to spend […]

Coal is Dead and Other Thoughts on Fossil Fuels from Peter Zeihan

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With energy setting records as the worst performing sector year-to-date, we were curious about Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan’s thoughts on fossil fuels in the context of the United States’ continued retreat from the global theater. We recently caught up with Peter to ask his opinion. Below are excerpts from that conversation. KLC: What are your […]

Three Geopolitical Shifts to Watch this Summer, a Q&A with Peter Zeihan: Part 2 – China, North Korea and Trump

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We met with Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan for a quarterly update right before the French presidential elections. In addition to calling Macron’s win, Peter outlined the three most important geopolitical shifts for US financial advisors to watch in the coming months. In order of priority: What’s next for Brexit? This is important because the UK’s […]

Three Geopolitical Shifts to Watch this Summer, a Q&A with Peter Zeihan: Part 1 – Brexit, the EU and Trump

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We met with Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan for a quarterly update right before the French presidential elections. In addition to calling Macron’s win, Peter outlined the three most important geopolitical shifts for US financial advisors to watch in the coming months. In order of priority: What’s next for Brexit? This is important because the UK’s […]

Q&A with Peter Zeihan, Part 2: Three New Wars

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We recently met with geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan to discuss world events since the American election and his new book, “The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World without America.” In the book, Peter credits energy and resource innovations with reshaping the global geopolitical environment. We covered so much ground in our visit with […]

Q&A with Author Peter Zeihan: How Shale is Reshaping America and the World

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We recently met with geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan to discuss world events since the American election and his new book, “The Absent Superpower,” released last month. In the book, Peter credits energy and resource innovations with reshaping the global geopolitical environment. He predicts by 2019, US oil production costs could drop to $25 per barrel, […]