Value Stock Guide's review of major world and economic events driving the markets and the investment outlook. While stock valuations do not depend on macro issues, sometimes these trends may drive our investment selections as they may show up as potential catalysts for stocks that we may have traditionally passed over as potential value traps.

How Should You Invest After the BREXIT Vote

Britain’s decision to exit the European Union has profound implications for the global economic structure. But how does this impact you as an investor? Let’s take a look at how the global business may be affected and how you may want to reposition your investments to take advantage of the changes or at the very… [Read More]

Deflation Investing and the Stock Market

Deflation is a rare occurrence. However, given the state of the global economy and a general prevailing sense that Europe may be slipping into deflation, many investors are concerned about the possibility and wondering about a deflation investment strategy. Deflation refers to a situation where general levels of prices for goods and services in the… [Read More]

Quick Video of me on Benzinga Pre-Market Show

I spent the morning of Dec 24 talking to the nice folks at Benzinga on their Pre-Market show. The interview was about me and VSG and also has some of my thoughts on the market now and crystal ball for 2015. Enjoy Hope you are enjoying the holidays and a Very Happy New Year!

Economic Data Often Drives Capital Markets


Macro changes to economic circumstances are a significant driver of the flow of money throughout the globe. As economic information is released to market participants and investors absorb new information their wiliness to commit capital to specific areas changes. Global macro changes can cause specific influences to certain securities such as currency pairs, sovereign debt,… [Read More]

Gold Holds Gains after the UK is Downgraded


Gold exchange traded fund prices rallied for the third consecutive day, moving out of oversold levels as investors moved back into precious metals. The strong performance led gold minors higher which helped the broader equity indexes gain traction. Overall sentiment remain negative, and it will likely take a while before bullish sentiment in the precious… [Read More]

Will Europe’s Malaise Spill Over into the US?


Spring is in the air and similar to the last three spring seasons, issues related to the Euro zone has taken center stage injecting a modicum of fear back into the capital markets. Although US investors were treated to an early fiasco in the form of the Italian elections, the banking disaster in Cyprus is… [Read More]