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Weekly Articles by Osbon Capital Management:

Inflation, Pivots, XPrize

Aug 10, 2022 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Inflation Last week we wrote about five key economic dates to keep a close eye on. The first, yesterday’s CPI inflation print, did not disappoint. Year over year, CPI inflation ticked down from 9.1% to 8.5%, and the monthly inflation was flat. About a month ago, we wrote about commodity market prices like oil, copper, wheat and corn falling roughly 30% from their highs. It takes time for marke...


The Budget, Key Dates, Recession

Aug 3, 2022 - John Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Important Dates Ahead The Fed has said its actions will be data-dependent. We will all be watching closely when the next two (CPI) Consumer Price Index readings come out as well as the next (PCE) Personal Consumption Expenditure Index results. The PCE is a Fed favorite because they feel it is a more accurate representation of inflation. The next Fed rate decision will give us another point of ...


Apple Health, Sentiment, Chips

Jul 27, 2022 - Max Osbon ( 7 mins to read)

Apple’s Convergence Device - Health One of the amazing things about software is that it gives engineers near infinite creation and creativity abilities. In particular, the iPhone is an excellent playground for testing new products and features because we carry it everywhere we go, it’s always on, and it’s full of useful sensors that can be used to record the outside world. This month Apple rel...


Bear or Bull, AI Art, Industrial Literacy

Jul 20, 2022 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Bear or Bull There are many people out there who make a lot of money telling people the world is going to end. Unfortunately, we're wired to heed these warnings, and there's not much we can do to change that. The results tell a different story. In the face of even the worst circumstances, bull market growth outpaces bear market losses by a vast margin. The first six months of 2022 gave us the ...


Fusion, Choices, Real Estate

Jul 13, 2022 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Fusion While we deal with the fallout from Covid, political divides, the Ukraine invasion, supply chain issues, inflation and monetary policy changes, innovation and progress still manage to find a way to push forward. Bad news elicits strong emotional reactions, which drives more advertising revenue, and progress rarely gets the attention it deserves. The following is a positive story on ener...


Commodities, AI, Automation

Jul 6, 2022 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Commodities Falling Commodity market prices have dropped swiftly over the past few weeks, which should help ease inflation worries. Oil is almost back where it was pre-Ukraine invasion, in the mid $ 90's. Copper is down -30% from its high in February. Natural gas is down -40% over the past month, which translates to lower prices for fertilizer and electricity. Wheat and corn are down -30% from...


Buffett, Nike, Blockchains

Jun 29, 2022 - Max Osbon ( 7 mins to read)

Buffett’s History When markets are down, it can be a helpful exercise to review market history to see what lessons we can learn about how people handled volatility in the past. Warren Buffett’s 40 years of annual public letters are an excellent resource for reviewing market history, and you can view them here. Even the most successful investor of all time has had some pretty rough down years. ...


Summer of Calm

Jun 22, 2022 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Summer of Calm After many months of negative news and extremely negative market sentiment, we may finally be reaching a point where investors have a moment to breathe and digest all of the new changes. Recently, bond markets and commodity markets have fallen sharply from their intense highs, signaling a possible relief for inflation numbers. The Fed, the main player in the current investment d...


Druckenmiller, Markets, SWIFT

Jun 15, 2022 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Stanley Druckenmiller, The Fed & Markets The Federal Reserve raised its interest rate by .75% yesterday, doubling the current rate from .75% to 1.50%. For context, the previous high was 2.25% in July 2019. We cut the rate to 1.5% by November 2019 and then sent it straight to 0% once Covid started. 'Don't fight the Fed' is considered an undefeated market mantra, and the Fed is still in its tigh...