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Weekly Articles by Osbon Capital Management:

Our Favorite Theories, Principles and Laws Named After Famous Thinkers

What Can We Learn From Eponymous Laws?

Aug 13, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 9 mins to read)

This week we decided to have some fun by exploring our favorite eponymous laws, theories and principles and how they fit into the world of investing. This is a list I’ve been wanting to write for a while, at least since I discovered Sayre’s law two years ago. The fantastic thing about these observed laws is that they are based on real people’s experiences, cultivated over a lifetime of work and...

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Look at What They Do, Not What They Say

Positive news out of Congress contrary to the major headlines

Aug 6, 2019 - John Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

One piece of good news got buried in last week’s falling stock prices and the rush to safety in the bond market. This Bloomberg headline from last Friday says it best: Trump Has Signed Budget and Debt-Limit Legislation. Why is this such good news and what impact does it have on your financial and investment life? Aside from the messy political rhetoric, here’s what happened and here’s how we ca...

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Steps To Prepare The Next Generation For Wealth

Jul 30, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Wealthy families often find themselves debating how to best approach the subject of family wealth with their children. The hesitation tends to center around how to share information about wealth while maintaining motivation and instilling the values of hard work and responsibility. What's the right age? What's the right level of detail? Where should you start? Here are steps you can take right ...

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A History Lesson from Ray Dalio

A look into the past investment decades and where we are today

Jul 24, 2019 - John Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Ray Dalio published his “Paradigm Shifts” on July 17. I recommend it for any investor who wants an intelligent, dispassionate history of investing broken down by decade. Ray Dalio and Bridgewater, the hedge fund he founded, have the money and the track record to back up his assertions. Is another paradigm shift happening now? What does Ray Dalio have to say about paradigms? Dalio says that “u...

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Too Concentrated in One Stock?

Advantages For Holders Of Large Single Positions

Jul 16, 2019 - John Osbon ( 1 minute to read)

***We took this article off of the public site because it discusses a partnership structure. It's a valuable topic, however, the partnership this article alludes to is not allowed to advertise. Their legal team asked us to take it down for their own compliance purposes.*** Please contact us directly if you have any questions. - Osbon Capital Management  

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The Just-In-Time Economy

Jul 10, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

In recent weeks we’ve been writing about productivity and what it means for the economy and market performance. One key ingredient in productivity for many firms is the just-in-time production model. Some forward-thinking people believe that just-in-time businesses will smooth out or even eventually eliminate recessions. They have a good point. Just in time – the practice of optimally deliverin...

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Productivity Part Two

The US economy is growing steadily

Jun 26, 2019 - John Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Last week Max Osbon wrote about the coming productivity surge. This week I am going to write about how good our current productivity is and the key productivity dates coming this Summer. Three days in July might reveal how productivity and the US economy are doing much better than the conventional wisdom believes. At Osbon Capital we are looking at the market reaction ahead of time rather than ...

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The Hidden Productivity Boom

Jun 19, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

GDP growth is the clearest sign of a healthy economy, however it is difficult to grow GDP without population growth and productivity gains. With improving productivity, more people can do more things in less time and for less money. There are two kinds of productivity: labor and multi-factor. We need both kinds to grow. Both are thought to be at their limits now. The reality is quite different....

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Regulation is even harder

Jun 11, 2019 - John Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren fired the first shot across the tech bow with a call on March 8th to "break up big tech." On June 3rd, the government entered the fray, announcing antitrust investigations into Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Microsoft, the biggest tech company by market value, was a conspicuous non-mention. The four stocks had mixed price results from dow...

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