Carden Capital Insights

29
Nov

Diaries of an OTC Financier: Why Reg A Offerings Suck

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  Little Upside and A Lot Of Downside   Since the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012 and subsequent passage of Reg A+ legislation in 2015, many companies have used this new legislation to successfully raise growth capital from retail investors, both accredited and unaccredited. Crowdfunding websites have also taken advantage of the action […]

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15
Nov

Diaries of an OTC Financier: How NOT to Fund Your OTC listed Business

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Are you ready for the inside scoop on how to outsmart greedy OTC financiers?   Like many other entrepreneurs you went through the trouble of listing your business on the OTC markets to fund the next step of your firm’s growth. Once your business started trading, financiers began calling, offering different types of financing with cryptic […]

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10
Nov

The Only Way is Up, Baby!

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  Since President Trump’s inauguration the S&P 500 Index has soared 17.3%. It seems the U.S president single-handedly suspended gravity. Otis Clay released “The Only Way Is Up” in 1980 and it seems Otis can’t be proven wrong. Ladies and Gentlemen, we proudly present the latest “theory” on why the only way continues to be […]

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03
Apr

Has Reality Set In On the Trump Rally?

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  For the first four months since the election, the stock market was looking as cheery as these Miss America contestants aboard Donald Trump’s yacht in 1988. Investors were quick to conclude that the Trump presidency would lead to a meaningful reflation. It became a consensus viewpoint that huge infrastructure spending, massive tax reductions, and […]

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05
Mar

How Investors Cause Their Fund Managers to Blunder

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From 1999 to 2009 the CGM Focus Fund managed by Ken Heebner produced a compounded return of 18% per annum. However, during that decade the average investor in that fund lost 11% on average. How could that possibly happen? Most investors bought the fund after periods of strong performance and sold the fund when performance […]

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01
Feb

20,000 Reasons to Love Donald Trump

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  Due to the Trump Rally, the Dow Jones Index recently crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time. This has provoked a great deal of excitement from the talking heads on TV. Suddenly it seems everyone wants to get long the market for what is being hailed as a new era of prosperity. Even […]

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10
Nov

Make Volatility Great Again!

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    Election season is finally over, and like most of you, we are breathing a sigh of relief.  Trump’s win was a big upset for 50% of us, while the other 50% are already cautiously optimistic for the secession of California. The obvious question at hand is what it all means for us as […]

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27
Oct

Carden Capital Talks Systematic Investing on Strategic Investor Radio

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In this episode of Strategic Investor Radio, host Charley Wright interviews Sean Wright – no relation – of Carden Capital.  Sean is the founder and a Managing Partner of Carden, which is known for its unique investment strategies applied for institutions, mutual funds, private investors, and advisors.   Sean discusses Carden Capital’s “Vol Prowler” a […]

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13
Oct

The Toilet Paper Paradox

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Too Much Toilet Paper – Or “The Paradox of Choice”   Have you ever experienced the pain of having to make choices in the toilet paper aisle of any North American supermarket? The psychologist Barry Schwartz extensively researched the issue and came to a controversial conclusion in his 2004 book “The Paradox Of Choice – […]

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05
Oct

How AC/DC’s Angus Young Taught Me the Greatest Lesson in Finance

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  It was the summer of 1992, and Carden Capital’s Sean Wright had just seen AC/DC play at the Monsters of Rock concert in Hannover, Germany.  Backstage, after the concert, Sean was talking with Angus Young, the legendary guitarist for the band, whose trademark schoolboy uniform and biting guitar sound have won millions of fans […]

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