Posted on December 12th, 2012 by David Baskin

Baskin Financial is a buy and hold investor.  We tell clients to expect a turnover rate of about 20% per year in their portfolios – that is, about two out of ten stocks they own will be sold in any year and replaced with new ones.  From time to time we read articles suggesting that […]

Posted on November 21st, 2012 by Barry Schwartz

The laundry list of worries continued to grow in November, thanks to the flare up in the Middle East and the fear that the U.S. economy will go tumbling over the “Fiscal Cliff”. When added to concerns about rising deficits in the U.S., a slowdown in China, a complete mess in Europe and a possible […]

Posted on November 5th, 2012 by David Baskin

Every October for the past six years we have presented our financial outlook for the coming year to our clients.  This year we held our event on October 25th, and for the first time, we had a professional video made.   We will soon have a link to the video on our website, so that those […]

Posted on October 19th, 2012 by Barry Schwartz

Leverage buyouts (or the LBO) reached a frenzied pace in 2007. Nine of the top ten largest leveraged buyouts in history occurred in 2007, as private equity shops used loose lending standards, high valuations and low interest rates to their advantage. As we know all too well, this party ended abruptly and in tears a […]

Posted on October 9th, 2012 by David Baskin

What do we mean when we say that an investment is risky?  Do we mean that we have a good chance of losing all of our money, or part of our money?  Do we mean that the investment will fluctuate in value?  Do we mean that things we cannot anticipate or control will impact our […]

Posted on October 1st, 2012 by Jeff Pollock

The renaissance currently transpiring in the North American automotive sector will reward the investors that have the patience to see it through. From 2000 to 2007, over 16 million vehicles were produced each year. In 2009, that number fell to a mere 10 million. Though it will take several more years to return to the […]