Investors are panicking about competitive threats to Meta’s core business, and the tens of billions of dollars management is spending (wasting?) on its metaverse initiative. We see reasons for optimism, and the valuation is deeply depressed. But we’re wary of the lack of checks and balances on CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Inflation represents one of the biggest long-term risks facing investors, and we want to own assets that can grow their intrinsic values even in an inflationary environment. Contrary to conventional wisdom, we think stocks can be an excellent inflation hedge, especially if the companies have these three characteristics.
We think market timing is a mistake, for three reasons: (1) Long-term returns in the stock market have been very good, and time is on your side, (2) There is an inverse relationship between valuations and future returns, and (3) Past bear markets show how difficult it is to get the timing right.
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