February 19, 2021— Altrius Capital Management has been awarded a PSN Manager of the Decade and Top Guns 6-star distinction by Informa Financial Intelligence’s PSN manager database, North America’s longest running database of investment managers.
A few clients have asked me about the recent stock market volatility in the broader market in general and with a few select stocks in particular which contain a high amount of short interest (such as AMC Entertainment and GameStop). As such, I thought I would share my reply with everyone as you may be interested in my thoughts and our strategy going forward.
A lesson I learned in the Marines, and especially during survival school, is that things usually aren’t as bad as they seem when you are first encountering them and that you must keep moving forward. Persevering when things feel their bleakest is not easy, but it is a lesson we again learned this year. During the height of the COVID lockdown, when the future looked very uncertain and the market fell precipitously over 30% in a month, many investors panicked and sold – but we didn’t.
Growth and momentum investment strategies have been driven markedly by FAAT MAN stocks - Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Tesla, Microsoft, Apple and Netflix. These companies have experienced exceptional returns in recent years and subsequently carry very high valuations. As of this writing, the tech behemoths have a larger market capitalization than fifty-five of the remarkable global brands which we currently own.
Though few believe government shouldn't be helping its citizens and the economy during this crisis, some of our clients have expressed concerns about our rising national debt. Below is the emailed question and my answer concerning his debt question.