12/29/2008 – Rydex Advisor Benchmarking
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments that investor’s desire for zero yield Treasury bonds seems like the next bubble, following the commodity, housing, and technology bubbles.
12/22/2008 – CNN Money
As we head into year-end, David Levy comments on the continued weak market sentiment. While there’s no doubt there are plenty of opportunities in the market, we can’t say if there are other shoes left to drop.
11/30/2008 – Rydex Advisor Benchmarking
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on the death of buy-and-hold after the last 10 years have been a losing game with that strategy. Meanwhile, Warren Buffett says stocks are at some of the best values in a decade.
11/24/2008 – Smart Money
Kenny Landgraf discusses the faults of a buy-and-hold strategy. While the strategy works very well when the economy is clicking along, it affords no way to play defense and preserve capital during difficult times.
11/18/2008 – CNN Money
Kenny Landgraf comments on the Congressional hearings on the bank bailout program and their effect on the day’s volatile session.
10/29/2008 – Investment News
Kenny Landgraf comments on the deteriorating level of adviser confidence in October as measured by Rydex AdvisorBenchmarking Inc.’s Advisor Confidence Index. You can destroy confidence and it takes a lot longer to earn it back.
10/27/2008 – Rydex Advisor Benchmarking
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, provides insight into these historic times. Our banking system is being nationalized, confidence has been smashed, and we will soon elect a new president who will have this big mess to clean up.
10/27/2008 – The Street
Kenny Landgraf comments on the benefits of recent government actions. He notes that while the intervention has kept companies like Morgan Stanley in business, it will take time for the Fed and Treasury’s full impact on the crisis to be realized.
10/23/2008 – CNN Money
Kenny Landgraf comments on the contribution of mutual fund redemptions to recent stock market declines.
10/17/2008 – USA Today
Kenny Landgraf discusses the constraints on business financing amid the current financial crisis. Even though the government’s latest bailout may restore some confidence, many doubt lending will improve enough to encourage expansion.
10/13/2008 – Wall Street Journal Online
Kenny Landgraf comments on the sustainability of the best one-day point rally in the history of the Dow and S&P 500. Earnings are going to be worse than expected and a lot of companies are pulling in their horns which may provide the impetus to do some selling.
10/01/2008 – The Street
Kenny Landgraf comments that investor fear is high as Wall Street awaits the outcome of a Senate vote on the rescue package for the financial system.
09/24/2008 – CNN Money
Kenny Landgraf reacts to the Congressional debate over the proposed $700 billion bank bailout. After the historic events of the last few weeks, investors are as rattled as he’s ever seen them.
09/22/2008 – Investment News
Kenny Landgraf provides insight on retirees increased worries about their financial security as the volatile financial markets have caused their confidence in the market to disappear.
09/02/2008 – Wall Street Journal Online
Kenny Landgraf remarks on the market’s head-spinning activity. On the day, equity markets stormed ahead to a near-250 point gain before the rally slowly leaked out of the market the remainder of the session.
08/27/2008 – The Street
Kenny Landgraf comments on the problems at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. While the loans already on their books are the source of their troubles, he notes that they’re under-capitalized and essentially bankrupt.
08/25/2008 – Rydex Advisor Benchmarking
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, provides insight into the huge sentiment shift in the market over the last month, as the market now loves what it hated in the first half of 2008. He also comments that as we near the fourth quarter, we should see some institutional buying coming back into the market.
08/11/2008 – CNN Money
Portfolio manager David Levy comments on the advance in stocks helped by the continued decline in oil prices. Sector rotation has taken money away from oil and commodity related sectors and into the health care and technology sectors.
08/05/2008 – CNN Money
David Levy offers his thoughts as investors await the Fed’s rate decision. While falling oil prices have been the main driver of the market over the last few weeks, anticipation over future rate decisions has taken center stage for the day.
07/28/2008 – Rydex Advisor Benchmarking
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments thats it’s time to “party like it’s 1999,” as the S&P is at similar levels to ten years ago — we have a lost decade on our hands. He also asserts his belief that while investors will see a buying opportunity over the next few months, investors should keep some cash on the sidelines and start preparing lists of buying opportunities.
07/22/2008 – CNN Money
Portfolio manager David Levy provides insight on the day’s market action, with a pullback in oil prices taking investors’ attention away from disappointing earnings reports and helping markets to steady before staging a late-day rally.
07/09/2008 – CNBC
Kenny Landgraf joins hosts Erin Burnett and Melissa Lee on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. He discusses global currencies as one opportunity to beat the bear market.
07/07/2008 – CNN Money
Portfolio manager David Levy comments that the market is taking a “wait-and-see” approach ahead of the beginning of second-quarter earnings season.
07/01/2008 – The Street
Kenny Landgraf reacts to the market’s negative tone of late as the run-up in oil and a sell off in overseas markets hurt sentiment at the start of the day’s trading. He continues to recommend avoiding the financial sector as he waits for an end to the write-downs and signs that institutional money is going into the space before he gets involved.
06/23/2008 – CNN Money
Kenny Landgraf comments on the recent struggles of the stock market. Investors have been reacting to renewed problems with the financial sector and high oil prices as they await a Fed decision later in the week.
06/11/2008 – CNBC
Kenny Landgraf joins hosts Mark Haines and Erin Burnett for The Big Board Buzz on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. He states that we’re moving into headwinds with oil prices in the $135 range, and that it will be tough for the market to move forward over the next month. He continues to like investments in the energy and natural resources sector.
05/27/2008 – Rydex Advisor Benchmarking
Participating advisor, Kenny Landgraf, comments on his market outlook for the remainder of the year. He asserts that the markets will be higher by year-end and investors will look back a year from now and find there were some bargains to be had in this market.
05/13/2008 – The Street
Kenny Landgraf comments on the impact of high oil prices on the overall market. Worldwide supply disruptions together with Goldman Sachs prediction of $200 oil within two years have substantially impacted people’s willingness to push prices even higher.
05/12/2008 – CNN Money
Kenny Landgraf provides insight on the day’s market action with the Dow gaining 1% as oil prices retreated. Major indexes are bouncing off areas of technical resistance from the previous week as a pattern of higher lows and higher highs continue from the lows of March.
05/07/2008 – Wall Street Journal Online
Kenny Landgraf provides comments on the day’s spike in oil prices and its negative impact on the equity markets.