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Quarterly Letter, July 2021

In our view, the main attribute of the second quarter was noise. The economic noise introduced by COVID-19 and the responses to it by individuals, businesses, and governments made it extremely difficult to determine what the underlying trends were. We expect this noisy environment to persist for at least another quarter or two assuming that COVID countermeasures diminish over time.
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Muhlenkamp Memorandum Issue #138

Ron and Jeff Muhlenkamp discuss the strong housing market, increasing interest rates, and the staggering debt burden of the recent government COVID relief measures. See what ideas Tony is sharing as a local mentor in his article, "View from the Front Office: Following My Own Advice."
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Quarterly Letter, April 2021

The first quarter of 2021 has been pretty good to us. Our homebuilder holdings have benefitted from a very strong housing market that began in May of 2020 and has not seen a letup since. Buyers are occupants not speculators and are putting money down, so the excesses we saw in the housing market early this century are not currently present...
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Muhlenkamp Memorandum Issue #137

In 2020, COVID-19 not only led to deaths but also to restrictions, relief spending, economic damage, and changes to retail and commercial real estate. Ron and Jeff Muhlenkamp reflect on the effects on the economy and financial markets in their Quarterly Letter. Tony Muhlenkamp shares what he has seen in his article, "View from the Front Office: Observations," and what steps he is taking during this transition period.
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Quarterly Letter, January 2021

In September 2020 we wrote that we thought COVID-19 was in the process of burning itself out in Europe and the United States. We couldn’t have been more wrong...
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Muhlenkamp Memorandum Issue #136

In their Quarterly Letter, Jeff and Ron Muhlenkamp discuss the effects of another quarter of economic activity driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. In his article, "View from the Front Office: the Election," Tony Muhlenkamp suggests not to panic. No matter which candidate wins this November, nothing will change overnight. Take a look at your financial plan and adjust it to adapt to changing conditions.
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Quarterly Letter, October 2020

Economic activity in the U.S. and around the world continues to be driven by the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reactions to it. We said that in July and it remains true, if perhaps a little too obvious to be worth stating...
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Muhlenkamp Memorandum Issue #135

In this issue of the Muhlenkamp Memorandum, Jeff and Ron Muhlenkamp discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the economy in their Quarterly Letter. Tony explains the use of the Client Relationship Summary and our responses to the suggested questions to ask advisers. Archives of our May webcast, "MAPPING YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE: It’s Never Too Late to Save for College," and our June webcast, "WORKING THE PROBLEM: The Impact of COVID-19 & Some Advice to Answer Our Clients’ Top Concerns," are available on our website.
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Quarterly Letter, July 2020

Since early March the economy has been driven by public reaction to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.  It remains our observation that public perception and actions are in the lead, not government actions, though there is significant feedback between the two.
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WORKING THE PROBLEM: The Impact of COVID-19 & Some Advice to Answer Our Clients’ Top Concerns

An archive of our webcast is available. Jeff and Tony Muhlenkamp discuss the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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MAPPING YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE: It’s Never Too Late to Save for College

Our webcast, led by Tony Muhlenkamp, takes a fresh look at an old topic: how do we save for college? Given the past few months, should we change the way we plan and save for our children’s education? Watch the webcast to hear our ideas on planning for your financial future.
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Quarterly Letter, April 2020

Before Ron and I start with our normal topics, please allow us to extend our heartfelt wishes for good health and good luck during this exceptional period. Also, our deepest thanks to all of you that are reaching out to help others. We are continually amazed at the many, many ways we see people helping each other and are inspired and heartened by such actions. Thank you.
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Muhlenkamp Memorandum Issue #134

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a deep plunge to economies across the globe. In their Quarterly Letter, Jeff and Ron present their thoughts on this extraordinary period. This is not the first crisis and unfortunately it won’t be the last. In his “Letter to My Daughters: On Crisis and Disasters,” Tony suggests preparing yourself and working together. He gives advice on how to use your powers for good to become the person upon which others rely.
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Archive of February 27, 2020 Webcast

During our webcast Jeff Muhlenkamp discussed the state of the economy and the threats he perceived to it and the markets. Since then the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and unprecedented measures by governments at all levels have rendered much of what he discussed irrelevant. We don’t know any more about the health risks posed by the COVID-19 than you do. Nor do we, or anyone else, know the secondary and tertiary political and economic consequences of the virus spreading.
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Muhlenkamp Marathon

There are many similarities between training for a marathon and creating a legacy of financial freedom—both take desire, time, effort, and discipline. Our "Muhlenkamp Marathon Financial Training Workbook" contains 26.2 “miles” of financial information to use as a reference guide to keep you on course, including best practices based on current tax rules and regulations, as well as words of wisdom based on experience, observation, and statistics.
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