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Commodities and the Stock Market Have Been Declining for 10 Days. Is This a New Bear Market or Just a Correction?

Posted May 18, 2011 · 109 Comments
One of the main reasons for the steep correction is that commodity exchanges around the world raised margin requirements four times in 10 days to discourage speculators investing with borrowed money on margin. This forced many leveraged investors out of the market. read more

Long-term Investment Trends: Higher Inflation – Higher Food Prices

Posted April 26, 2011 · 13 Comments
For thirty years, food has been decreasing as a percentage of family expenditures. Unfortunately, that trend is over. read more

What Are the Long-term Consequences to Investors Here in the United States of the Tsunami and Nuclear Power Crisis in Japan and the Uprisings in Libya and Through-out the Middle East?

Posted March 16, 2011 · 43 Comments
Most economists in Japan believe, the efforts to rebuild homes, businesses and highways should offset any dampening effects and possible even spark economic growth. read more

Where Does The Stock Market Go From Here?

Posted August 9, 2011 · 0 Comments
While the S&P 500 has loss a little over 16% since July 22, 2011, this is still technically a correction. We have to remember that a year ago the stock market dropped over 13.5% in March of 2010 and within a few months recovered and went on to new highs. read more

An Investment Paradox for 2012

Posted March 2, 2012 · 0 Comments
Oscar Wilde once said, "To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect." TO EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED may be the best advice for investors in 2012. read more

The Stock Market is Still a Concern—Foxhall Stays Defensive!

Posted June 25, 2012 · 0 Comments
As of last Friday evening, our FOXHALL DEFENSIVE TECHNICAL SIGNALS are still NOT telling us we are entering into a long-term bear market, but, the stock market is still flashing a “YELLOW CAUTION SIGNAL.” read more

The Global Banking System Dodged a Bullet Last Week—but There May Be More Bullets to Come!

Posted July 4, 2012 · 0 Comments
Last week, European leaders didn’t solve their banking or debt crisis, but they did do just enough to “kick the problem down the road” for a few months. Given their political dysfunction, even this minimal response was greeted by stock markets around the world as a positive sign and the markets rallied nearly 3% last Friday. read more

The Stock Markets Are Back on Defense!

Posted July 16, 2012 · 0 Comments
As of last Friday evening, our FOXHALL DEFENSIVE TECHNICAL SIGNAL had moved BELOW the yellow 65% SIGNAL CAUTION LINE (see chart below) and is now SIGNALING THAT WE HAVE “JUST BARELY” MOVED BACK INTO A BEAR MARKET. read more

Finally, Some Good News!

Posted September 13, 2012 · 0 Comments
I have been very pleased with the performance of the equity allocations in the FOXHALL core investment strategies over the past month, as the stock market has finally started to move up again. read more

The First Six Months Of 2013

Posted July 18, 2013 · 0 Comments
Over the past six months, we have seen the U.S. stock market climb to new highs and excellent per­formance. At the same time, Asian and emerging markets, gold and global commodities have severely underperformed. read more

The Current Status of This Summer’s Stock Market Correction

Posted September 6, 2011 · 0 Comments
As I have mentioned before, in my opinion everything that has caused this summer’s stock market correction has been the result of global political issues—not company fundamentals. We know from history that when the stock market declines because of A REACTION TO POLITICAL ISSUES, the stock market usually bounces back very quickly once those political issues are resolved. read more

Stock Market Update—Foxhall Stays Cautious & Defensive!

Posted June 12, 2012 · 0 Comments
After the elections in Greece next week, stock markets will be on another financial crisis deathwatch, as speculation will grow as to when Greece will default on its remaining debt and leave the euro-zone. read more

What Investments Are Expected To Grow Over The Next 5 Years?

Posted November 9, 2009 · 0 Comments
What Investments Will Be Growing Over The Next 5 Years? Despite the retrenchment of companies associated with U.S. consumer spending, there will be companies and industries that, I believe, will experience historic growth in their stock prices. read more

What Will the U.S. Economy Look Like During the Next Bull Market?

Posted November 2, 2009 · 16 Comments
You said in your last Foxhall Global Outlook that this economic recovery would be different than previous bull markets. Why is that and which investments will do well and which investments should we avoid? As I have said before, this is going to be a unique and uneven recovery. Last week we saw days when the stock market went up in triple digits and then the next day dropped in triple digits. This is not uncommon during the transition from a recession to a new long-term bull market. read more

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

The Lost Decade

Posted March 31, 2010 · 0 Comments
Since the beginning of this year, 2010, through March 15th, the S&P 500 Index is up only about 3%. Almost every American knows that the U.S. Economy is not very strong. Are we going to be stuck in a sideways stock market? How long do you think that will last? Historically, transition periods going from recessions into bull markets are highly volatile and fraught with possible dangers for investors. read more

Will Gas And Oil Prices Keep Rising?

Posted December 31, 2007 · 0 Comments
My clients keep asking me if oil and gasoline prices are going to continue to rise. Will they ever go back down? In the long run, oil and gas prices will continue to go up and Americans must prepare themselves to spend a higher percentage of their household budgets in the future on gasoline, heating oil and food (more about food in another issue of this newsletter). Oil and gas prices are being driven by two LONG-TERM INVESTING TRENDS. read more

Risk Management

Posted January 19, 2010 · 6 Comments
The primary goal of Foxhall Capital’s investment philosophy and our Offensive-Defensive Investment Strategy is designed to limit and minimize any significant loss in our client’s investment portfolios—especially during historically volatile transition periods coming out of a bear market/recession. read more

Anything Is Possible

Posted November 16, 2009 · 1 Comment
A number of commentators on television keep saying the economy may go up for a while but then could slip into a new recession early next year. Do you think that is possible? Anything is possible, but it would be historically contrary to almost every recovery since 1950. read more

Trend Following Is The Secret To Successful Investing

Posted September 24, 2009 · 1 Comment
My clients are very grateful that Foxhall Capital protected them from most of the stock market declines over the past year and a half. I know Foxhall went from its defensive investment strategy of largely treasury bonds back into the stock market and its offensive investment strategy on July 24th, but you missed a lot of the stock market run-up from March through July by staying in bonds. How do I explain this to my clients? read more

When Will The Recession End?

Posted April 30, 2009 · 0 Comments
The stock market has rallied over the past 5 weeks. Is this the beginning of the new bull market or is this a bear market rally that will be followed by new stock market lows? When do you think this bear market recession will end? Economists often say that the stock market always starts to go up before the “real economy” recovers and often goes up before a recession ends. That is only partially true. read more

A Forecast For The 21st Century

Posted February 13, 2009 · 1 Comment
Everyone is depressed over the stock market and the economy. You say you follow long-term trends. Give me some good news, what are the long-term trends over the next decade? I do spend a lot of my time focused on trying to discern long-term political, economic and investing trends. Every day I receive by email over 120 pages of analysts reports from all over the world. It usually takes me at least 2 to 3 hours to read and mostly skim through all these reports. read more

Following The Long Term Trends

Posted July 10, 2008 · 0 Comments
I know the FOXHALL “DEFENSIVE STRATEGY” in bear markets is made up of (1) bonds, (2) foreign currency funds to offset the falling U.S. Dollar and (3) oil, energy, metals, mining, agriculture and other commodities and basic materials funds. BUT, OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS COMMODITIES HAVE DECLINED PRECIPITOUSLY. AGRIBUSINESS COMMODITY FUNDS are down this month 6%. STEEL FUNDS are down over 9% and METALS AND MINING FUNDS are down over 12%. It is hurting your FOXHALL performance. I thought commodities were supposed to go up when the stock market was going down. 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


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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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