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What Will The Market Do From Now Until The End Of The Year?

Posted October 3, 2007 · 0 Comments
You were right about the stock market going through a typical summer pull-back, since it has now bounced back to its recent record highs in July. What will the stock market do from now until the end of the year? PATIENCE IS ALWAYS A VIRTUE One of the behavioral characteristics of professional investors is an ability to resist getting caught-up in the emotions of the stock market as it reacts to the most current daily drama being spotlighted in the news! Professionals keep their concentration focused like a laser on those specific indicators that actually drive the fundamentals of the stock market over time. read more

How Will The Decline In Real Estate Effect The Economy?

Posted July 25, 2007 · 7 Comments
I keep reading that the U.S. economy is slowing, partially because of the decline in real estate. How will this effect the stock market over the next few months? As I am writing this commentary, it is Thursday July 26, 2007, and the DOW dropped 311 points today or about 2.26%, because of housing market fears. Just so you know, a 2.26% drop in the market is not near enough of a decline for FOXHALL to implement our “DEFENSIVE” strategy and move out of the stock market and into bonds. The stock markets have reached record highs this month in the DOW and S&P 500 INDEXES. This is simply a short-term correction with a lot of institutional investors taking profits. read more

Are We Heading Into A Recession?

Posted October 10, 2007 · 0 Comments
This week the stock market and the Dow broke through to new record highs. But my clients are stilled worried about an imminent recession. What should I tell them? First, I do not believe there will be a recession either this year or next year. The overall U.S. economy and the global economy are doing too well, at the moment, and since the stock market has always tracked the overall economy in the long run, I believe that the next bear market is distant enough in the future that it is still a good time for stock market investors to be “in the market”! Make no mistake about it, eventually we will have a recession but that will only happen when the OVERALL economy starts to deteriorate. read more

2008 A Year In Review

Posted December 30, 2008 · 1 Comment
2008 Was Not A Great Year. Few tears will be shed at 2008’s passing—at least from an investment perspective. 2008 began with a business slowdown and is ending with the world caught in the grip of the most severe economic recession since the Great Depression. All this is happening in the context of a world in the throes of extraordinary change, and a planet that is morphing into one economy. read more

Should The Big Drop In The Dow Be Of Concern?

Posted November 4, 2007 · 0 Comments
Last Thursday the DOW JONES INDEX dropped more than 362 points or 2.6%, its fourth-worst trading day of the year. Should this be a cause of concern? No, this drop was largely the reaction of big institutional investors to the financial services sector, which makes up a large percentage of the DOW. As the WALL STREET JOURNAL said, they were punishing big banks and brokerage firms like Citigroup, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and Bear Stearns. These big banks and brokerage firms have been widely criticized in the press for lending billions of dollars to hedge funds on margin who were relending money to mortgage companies who were pushing loans to some people who had no jobs, no credit and no prospect of every paying them back. read more

Will The Slowing U.S. Economy Effect Asian Stock Markets?

Posted October 23, 2007 · 0 Comments
If the U.S. economy continues to slow down, will that negatively impact the growth of China and other Asian economies that manufacture and sell so many products to the U.S.? How will Asian stock markets react to a slowing U.S. economy? Remember when you were a kid and watched a magic show. The magician was always trying to get you to look somewhere else while his other “unwatched hand” was pulling a card or a coin out of your ear. Magicians call this “misdirection.” The secret of successful investing is to stay focused and never take your eye off the only thing that really matters: the overall health of the economy. read more

Will It Make A Difference To The Stock Market If A Democrat or Republican Wins The Presidential Election?

Posted October 30, 2008 · 0 Comments
Does it make a difference to the stock market if a Democrat or Republican wins the Presidential Election next week? I recently saw a study in Forbes Magazine that concluded that Presidential election out-comes don't affect the stock market the way most people expect them to. In this article written by Ken Fisher and published in the May 19, 2008 issue of Forbes Magazine, Fisher answers the question posed above. “We have a long history of elections and S&P 500 returns, and the pattern is pretty clear. read more

The Economy in 2009

Posted January 15, 2009 · 0 Comments
The Carnage Of 2008 Has Been Nothing Short Of Breathtaking! 2008 was a horrible year. Virtually every stock market asset class crashed simultaneously. The Dow had its worst losing year since 1931 when the Great Depression was in full swing. The S&P 500 Index was down 38.5% in 2008, the worst stock market drop since 1937 and the third worst drop in the history of the US stock market. That easily makes 2008 the nastiest annual decline ever experienced by most current investors. read more

How Is Foxhall Managing Clients Accounts?

Posted November 13, 2007 · 0 Comments
I know you have been warning for several months that the U.S. economy is slowing, but what are the exact “stock market triggers” that FOXHALL CAPITAL uses to determine that the stock market has moved into a bear market or recession? How do these triggers “specifically work” and exactly when will you notify clients that FOXHALL CAPITAL believes we have entered into a bear market or recession and FOXHALL CAPITAL is moving its investment portfolios to it FOXHALL DEFENSIVE INVESTMENT STRATEGY? read more

Why Is Global Investing Important?

Posted May 5, 2008 · 0 Comments
One of my clients asked me why global investing was important. Are there any studies that definitively explain the importance of global diversification in a client’s investment portfolio? YES—GLOBAL DIVERSIFICATION IS A MUST! After your grandmother told you as a child to always “buy low and sell high,” she also probably reminded you “not to put all of your eggs in one basket”—at least that’s what my grandmother used to tell me! That is the underlying timeless wisdom of global diversification. read more

Why Are Prices Of Oil Continuing To Go UP?

Posted April 28, 2008 · 1 Comment
Why is the price of oil continuing to go up? There are a number of reasons for high oil prices. The most important is “SUPPLY AND DEMAND” created by the growing consumption of newly developed countries in Asia and Latin America, like China, India, Mexico and Brazil. China is now the second largest car market in the world. Another reason is that oil is priced in “DOLLARS PER BARREL” and when the dollar drops in value, the price of oil automatically goes up, because it takes more dollars to buy the same barrel of oil. read more

How Can Foxhall Be Up When The Asian Stock Market Is Down?

Posted June 5, 2008 · 34 Comments
You are right; almost every Asian stock market is down year-to-date. As of last week, the Dow Jones China Broad Market Index was down over 33% year-to-date. It was down earlier in the year almost 40%. The Honk Kong Index was down over 21% and the Saigon Stock Exchange was down 50%. Chinese Stock Markets are down over 33%. read more

How Long Will This Recession And Bear Market Last

Posted April 6, 2008 · 17 Comments
Make no mistake! WE ARE IN A RECESSION and this one could be severe. Don’t believe the TV pundits who tell you this bear market will be over by the fall. If that were to occur, it would be historically unprecedented. Expect this recession/bear market to last most of two years! FOXHALL CAPITAL’S disciplined investment process and proprietary long term market indicator responded to the market shift and has systematically positioned client portfolios in “defensive investments” that have traditionally made money during downturns in the markets. read more

How Severe Will This Recession Be?

Posted February 7, 2008 · 0 Comments
I have received a number of questions regarding the severity of the current bear market and possible recession. Everyone seems worried. With all the wild swings in the U.S. and global markets, many investors and financial planners are asking, "WHAT DO I DO NOW?" I should say that anyone who's asking that question IS NOT a FOXHALL CAPITAL client. read more

Is South Korea Rising?

Posted January 29, 2008 · 0 Comments
While the rise of China makes all the news, investors sometimes forget how crucially important South Korea is in Asia’s stunning economic development. During my recent trip to Seoul, South Korea, I visited with a number of that country’s top economists and stock market analysts. Over and over again, I heard that investors throughout the world do not understand just how important South Korea is to Asia’s economic growth. read more

What Is Happening To The Market?

Posted January 21, 2008 · 7 Comments
GREETINGS FROM HONG KONG! As all of you know, FOXHALL CAPITAL officially announced at the end of trading on Thursday, January 10, 2008, our FOXHALL CAPITAL LONG-TERM STOCK MARKET DIRECTION INDICATOR triggered a DEFENSIVE STRATEGY which means we are now entering a BEAR MARKET. FOXHALL’S TIMING WAS PRETTY MUCH ON TARGET! read more

Information That Will Affect Your Foxhall Capital Client's Investment Portfolio's

Posted January 9, 2008 · 0 Comments
GREETINGS FROM SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA! I am writing to you today from Seoul, South Korea. This is the first stop on a trip that is taking me to Beijing and Shanghai, China, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, Singapore, Mumbai (Bombay) and Bangalore, India, London and Paris. I will be meeting with key banks, stock market analysts, economists and government officials in these countries. I will also be giving speeches at the Shanghai, Hong Kong and Saigon Stock Exchanges-so it will be a very busy six weeks. read more

How Does Foxhall Determine We Are Entering Into A Bear Market?

Posted November 20, 2007 · 0 Comments
I know you have been warning for several months that the U.S. economy is slowing, but what are the exact “stock market triggers” that FOXHALL CAPITAL uses to determine that the stock market has moved into a bear market or recession? How do these triggers “specifically work” and exactly when will you notify clients that FOXHALL CAPITAL believes we have entered into a bear market or recession and FOXHALL CAPITAL is moving its investment portfolios to it FOXHALL DEFENSIVE INVESTMENT STRATEGY? read more

Active Investments And Buy-And-Hold Investments

Posted September 27, 2007 · 0 Comments
How do I explain to my clients, the difference between “ACTIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT” and “BUY-AND- HOLD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT?” An important new academic study, “SECTOR ROTATION AND MONETARY CONDITIONS,” which is slated for publication in the prestigious JOURNAL OF INVESTING early next year, gives new academic confirmation to the FOXHALL investment management strategy of “active investment management.” read more

Unemployment is Rising- Are We Heading Towards A Recession?

Posted September 11, 2007 · 0 Comments
Last week U.S. unemployment started to rise. Does this mean the economy is starting to slow? Are we in danger of a recession? There was an unexpected drop in U.S. employment for August, but the decline may signal more of a short-term confidence crisis among employers than a significant economic downturn. To be sure, the loss of 4,000 jobs for August reported last Friday-the first drop in four years-will weigh heavily in the Federal Reserve's decision on whether to lower benchmark interest rates (a move which Wall Street now considers a certainty). A loss of confidence could lead to still more job cuts and slower spending. But a timely rate cut would likely repair the damage quickly. If the Federal Reserve does lower interest rates at its meeting on September 18th, EXPECT A BIG JUMP IN THE STOCK MARKET THAT DAY. read more

How Much To Diversify Our Portfolios Outside The U.S. Market?

Posted September 6, 2007 · 0 Comments
Given the recent turmoil in the U.S. stock markets because of the subprime mortgage scandals, how much should an investor diversify their investment portfolios outside of the United States? THE RISK OF JUST INVESTING IN THE U.S. The impact of the so-called “sub-prime mortgage crisis” on the U.S. stock market-remember that sub-prime lending is a very tiny piece of the overall economy-serves to remind us that investing in a single country heightens the volatility and risk EVEN when that one country is the United States! This is why almost every academic study points out that global diversification is the secret to managing risk in any investment portfolio. read more

Do You Think The Stock Markets Will Continue To Go Down?

Posted August 28, 2007 · 0 Comments
The stock market seems to have calmed down this past week. Do you think that will continue? What should I tell my clients? The market had its most stable week in a month last week. The DOW JONES INDEX rose back above 13,300 and finished up 2.29% for the week, the S&P 500 INDEX rose 2.31%, and the NASDAQ added 2.86%. TWO PRINCIPLES FOR INVESTMENT SUCCESS Robert Hagin, the former University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance professor taught that there are really only two principles that someone needs to know and understand in order to be a successful investor. read more

Will The Loan Crisis Have A Negative Impact On The Economy?

Posted August 8, 2007 · 0 Comments
I keep reading that the sub-prime mortgage loan crisis will negatively impact the economy and eventually the U.S. stock market. Is that true? The answer is no! As I have been saying for weeks this is a typical “summer correction” similar to other corrections we have had in each of the past four years during the summer and early fall. I do expect to see continued volatility in the stock markets through October, but after that I expect the market to reach new highs. read more

The Market Is Declining- When Does Foxhall Make Adjustments?

Posted August 17, 2007 · 1 Comment
The Stock Market has been declining over the past month. At what point will FOXHALL CAPITAL switch to bonds or money markets? FOXHALL CAPITAL uses a proprietary system with “stop-loss triggers” to determine when the stock market is entering a major correction or a long-term bear market/recession. Normally, FOXHALL CAPITAL does not sell its positions when there is a simple “pull back” in the stock market or a minor correction. An investor almost always loses money when you try to time the market in pull backs and minor corrections. No one knows how to get out at the top and get back in at the bottom. If the market goes right back up, as it tends to do after most minor corrections, you will usually lose money getting in and out, rather than riding it out. read more

Business Week Article Supports Foxhall's Strategy

Posted July 2, 2007 · 0 Comments
BUSINESS WEEK ARTICLE REINFORCES FOXHALL’S GLOBAL STRATEGY This week BUSINESS WEEK(1) published an article about the well known Princeton University professor and economist, Burton Malkiel. The article reinforces the underlying foundation of FOXHALL CAPITAL’s global investing strategy. Burton Malkiel is most famous for his classic finance book, “A RANDOM WALK DOWN WALL STREET.” In the past, he has been a leading proponent of the “EFFICIENT MARKET HYPOTHESIS,” which contends that prices of publicly traded assets reflect all publicly available information. “FROM WALL STREET TO THE GREAT WALL” But now in his new book, “FROM WALL STREET TO THE GREAT WALL: HOW INVESTORS CAN PROFIT FROM CHINA’S BOOMING ECONOMY. (W.W. Norton, December 2007) he now sees Asia and specifically China as the greatest investment opportunity in the world today. He says investors are getting a bargain for “the most undervalued currency in the world.” read more


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Paul Dietrich is the Chairman, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Foxhall Capital Management, Inc. (Foxhall).  Foxhall currently manages investments for individuals, mutual funds and private institutions throughout the United States. Paul Dietrich is also a portfolio manager to a publicly traded mutual fund, the Foxhall Global Trends Fund.
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