Month: October 2020

Seven Reasons to Invest in Micro Caps — and How to Do it Right

Essex's Co-CEO, Nancy Prial, recently wrote an article highlighting several reasons of how to and why to invest in Micro-Cap Stocks: Savvy investors have long understood the benefits of small-cap stocks. They know that an allocation to a less-efficient area of the market can improve the risk/return profile of a portfolio. The same and more can be said about micro... Read more ›

1 + 1 = 0

  1 + 1 = 0 By Robert J. Uek, CFA Co-Portfolio Manager, Essex Environmental Opportunities Fund When a merger or acquisition is proposed, the M&A bankers often seem to justify the combination using a fantastical mathematical model something like: “1 + 1 = 3”.  In other words, the resulting entity instantly should be worth more than simply the summation... Read more ›

Q3 2020 – Essex Exchange

In December 2016, Fed Chair Greenspan famously implied that the stock market was suffering from “irrational exuberance”. Specifically, during a speech to the American Enterprise Institute, Greenspan asked “How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contraction?” Although this query concerned the stock market following this presentation... Please... Read more ›