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MATCO MARKET INSIGHTS - BULL vs. BEAR MARKETS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

MATCO MARKET INSIGHTS - BULL vs. BEAR MARKETS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

JULY 13 / BARON LEE, CFA, Portfolio Manager
There are many theories about how the terms bull market and bear market came to be, but the most popular explanation is how each animal attacks.  A bull attacks by lowering its head and using its horns to lift “up” its opponents, while a bear attacks by raising its front legs and using its paws to swipe “down” at its opponents.  Thus, when the market is trending “up,” it’s termed a bull market and when the market is trending “down,” it’s termed a bear market; a bear market is confirmed when a market declines by 20% or more.
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MATCO MARKET INSIGHTS – GAME OVER FOR GAMESTOP SHORT SQUEEZE

MATCO MARKET INSIGHTS – GAME OVER FOR GAMESTOP SHORT SQUEEZE

FEBRUARY 16 / BARON LEE, CFA, Portfolio Manager
Millions of Reddit-users under the subreddit known as r/wallstreetbets coordinated one of the most epic short squeezes of all time.
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MATCO MARKET INSIGHTS - CANNABIS: THE NEW NORMAL

MATCO MARKET INSIGHTS - CANNABIS: THE NEW NORMAL

AUGUST 20 / BARON LEE, CFA, Portfolio Manager
Consuming cannabis is the new normal. In 2013, Uruguay was the first country to legalize recreational cannabis. In 2018, Canada was the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis. Today, there are over fifty countries that have legalized medical and/or recreational cannabis.
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