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2008 Redo

2008 Redo!

John Lekas – CEO & Portfolio ManagerAugust 31st, 2022 Most people can’t remember back to 2008 when Floating Rate Funds seized up and dropped over 40% and closed their funds for redemptions. This could happen again! Most investors still have not recovered from 2008 in Floating Rate Funds. Eaton Vance Floating Rate Fund 2001 – 2022* The basic problem in…

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Unemployment, Fed, and The War

John Lekas – CEO & Portfolio MangerJuly 29th, 2022 Three things are driving the market between now and 1/1/2023. 1. Unemployment (most important)2. The Fed3. The War & Policy Unemployment (Most Important) The negative correlation between unemployment and equity markets is quite high (-0.74%). The general belief is there are plenty of jobs, but no one wants to work.  Some…

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My Trip To The Store

My Trip to the Store – Will Small Businesses Fail in 2022-2023?

John Lekas – CEO & Portfolio ManagerJune 29th, 2022 Last Sunday I went to get hanging plants at Fred Myer supermarket. The open gate at the Garden Center was locked which is unusual so I inquired why? The gentleman explained that he was the only employee who was working that day; normally it was a 6-person crew. So, he had…

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Finance-2022

Market Outlook 2022

1.19.2022 False Alarm We believe the fed will not raise rates this year more than two times.  It’s not necessary and it’s an election year. Our Reasoning is as follows: We believe raising rates 4 times or more will lead to an inverted yield curve. The current thinking is if prices go up, we have inflation. It’s not that simple. A…

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BBB Is Junk

2021 Newsletter – 6.16.21

We had exceptional performance in our fiscal year 2020 due to the dislocation that came from Covid-19. In addition, our exposure to oil and gas particularly in the form of shrinking supply in both oil and gas markets moved prices higher. The sell-off in technology also helped as convertibles “broke” meaning they began to generate positive yield to maturity with the…

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Board of Directors / Andrew Rogers

Leader Capital recently held a vote by proxy to establish a stand alone trust. Meet our new Trustees, Andrew Rogers, Raymond Davis and Marty Kehoe, who will serve on our…

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Grim Earnings Forecasts Are Getting Worse by the Week

With most investors focusing on monetary policies and trade negotiations, the grim outlook for earnings is flying under the radar. John Lekas, CEO & senior PM of Leader Capital, shares…

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An Oregon Fund Firm Expands Its Tech Team

A mutual fund entrepreneur in Oregon is leaning increasingly on technology, more so than on traditional wholesalers. READ MORE

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Beware the Risks of Floating-Rate Funds

Words are powerful, and for investors seeking income, the words “floating rate” are particularly alluring these days. The Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates again in December, and…

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Portland businessman works to stop the sale of dog meat

John Lekas has retained former Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith to lobby Congress on the…

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The Ugliness Of The Lychee And Dog Meat Festival

Help stop the Lychee Massacre. Save tortured dogs. The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival is…

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