Kuby’s Commentary

Kuby’s Commentary2018-06-14T15:17:30-05:00

Eric Kuby, Chief Investment Officer of North Star Investment Management, writes a weekly commentary on market and economic trends. Here is a sampling of recent commentary:

Gloom But No Doom

Last Week: The wintertime blues seem to be settling in as this very strange year comes to a close. Perhaps my mood is colored by the Chicago Bears' inexplicable loss the previous Sunday, or the grey skies and blustery weather, but the news on Main Street seemed pretty downbeat [...]

December 14th, 2020|

The Half-Full Tipped-Over Glass

Last Week: All three major large cap stock market indexes closed at all-time highs Friday as Congress appeared to make progress toward passing a COVID-19 stimulus bill. A weaker than expected rise in November non-farm payrolls had the bad-news-is-good-news effect on equities as investors concluded that the weak numbers [...]

December 7th, 2020|

Bears Hibernating as Animal Spirits Rise

Last Week: The Chicago and Wall Street Bears were both in hibernation as Thanksgiving gave way to winter. I turned off the game versus the Packers last night at halftime. Without Akeem Hicks in the middle, my 18-month old granddaughter Jane could probably gain 5 yards a carry against [...]

November 30th, 2020|

Small Caps Zoom

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it would be an epic understatement to say that 2020 has been a most unusual year. In our family my birthday on March 12 comes first in the calendar and my son Alex’s on November 19th comes last. Flashing back to March 12th, [...]

November 23rd, 2020|

The Market Gets A Booster Shot

Markets: Monday morning Pfizer announced that early data from its coronavirus vaccine shows it is more than 90% effective with no serious side effects. The study should be concluded by the end of the month with the likelihood of emergency FDA approval to follow post haste. On that news [...]

November 16th, 2020|

Blue Undertow Bounce

Markets: What a difference a week makes. A blue undertow (Biden won, but the Senate appeared likely to remain with a Republican majority) swept into the sea of red and turned the market green. Volatility vanished and FOMOTINATE (Fear Of Missing Out There Is No Alternative To Equities) poked [...]

November 9th, 2020|
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