• Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

    Warren Buffet

Capital Market Review

Iron Capital’s quarterly review of capital markets performance and updated market forecast.


  • Capital Market Review
  • Fourth Quarter 2014
  • Iron Capital Advisors

Fourth Quarter 2014

Oil has dropped in price by more than fifty percent and the explanations for this are incredible. According to the pundits and Wall Street apologists, this is a logical reaction to the plummeting demand for oil and the oversupply caused by America’s energy boom. This is when one should start to question the headline.


  • Capital Market Review
  • Third Quarter 2014
  • Iron Capital Advisors

Third Quarter 2014

International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised their economic outlook downward. That sounds bad doesn’t it? Until one realizes that the IMF has had to lower their economic outlook 100% of the time since 2011 – the approximate end of the European Debt Crisis.


  • Capital Market Review
  • Second Quarter 2014
  • Iron Capital Advisors

Second Quarter 2014

First quarter GDP Down 2.9%. Work force participation at forty year lows. Russia trying to take over Ukraine. ISIS on the rise in Syria and Iraq. Rockets hitting Israel from Gaza. Every major investment asset class providing positive returns.Which one of those statements doesn’t seem to fit?


  • Capital Market Review
  • First Quarter 2014
  • Iron Capital Advisors

First Quarter 2014

Back in the USSR? Vladimir Putin wants Ukraine, and in all likelihood all of the former Soviet Republics. He now has Crimea and unless something changes soon will likely get Ukraine.


  • Capital Market Review
  • Fourth Quarter 2013
  • Iron Capital Advisors

Fourth Quarter 2013

At the beginning of 2013 we were facing a fiscal cliff, a sequester and the debt ceiling. The consensus among economist was that our debt situation required a combination of tax increases and spending cuts. There was also a consensus that it would never happen because one party refused to cut spending while the other […]

  • Oil has dropped in price by more than fifty percent and the explanations for this are incredible. According to the pundits and Wall Street apologists, this is a logical reaction to the plummeting demand for oil and the oversupply caused by America’s energy boom. This is when one should start to question the headline.

    ~Fourth Quarter 2014

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised their economic outlook downward. That sounds bad doesn’t it? Until one realizes that the IMF has had to lower their economic outlook 100% of the time since 2011 – the approximate end of the European Debt Crisis.

    ~Third Quarter 2014

  • First quarter GDP Down 2.9%. Work force participation at forty year lows. Russia trying to take over Ukraine. ISIS on the rise in Syria and Iraq. Rockets hitting Israel from Gaza. Every major investment asset class providing positive returns.Which one of those statements doesn’t seem to fit?

    ~Second Quarter 2014

  • Back in the USSR? Vladimir Putin wants Ukraine, and in all likelihood all of the former Soviet Republics. He now has Crimea and unless something changes soon will likely get Ukraine.

    ~First Quarter 2014

  • At the beginning of 2013 we were facing a fiscal cliff, a sequester and the debt ceiling. The consensus among economist was that our debt situation required a combination of tax increases and spending cuts. There was also a consensus that it would never happen because one party refused to cut spending while the other refused to raise taxes. But it did happen. Yes it was ugly – very ugly – and far from perfect. No one is happy because no one got their way. However, we are in better shape fiscally today then we were 365 days ago, and that improvement is progress. Mild perhaps but progress none the less. That progress is not acknowledged but it is part of why the economy is improving slowly but surely.

    ~Fourth Quarter 2013