Featuring: Charles Minter & Martin Weiner

Charles Minter & Martin Weiner

Charles L. Minter was one of the founders of Comstock Partners, Inc. that was formed in 1986. He was involved (with his prior partners) in the management of the Comstock Strategy Fund since its inception (May 1988) and the Comstock Capital Value Fund (including its predecessor, the Dreyfus Capital Value Fund) since April 30, 1987. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Comstock Partners, Inc. since 1996 and as COO and Co-Chairman since 1986. He has been a frequent guest on the financial networks (radio and TV) and has often been interviewed and quoted in financial newspapers and journals. Martin Weiner has been Co-Portfolio Manager of the Comstock Capital Value Fund and the Comstock Partners Strategy Fund since 1999. He joined Comstock Partners, Inc. as a research analyst in 1995 and has been its president since 1999. Mr. Weiner is known for his expertise on financial and stock market history and has been a frequent guest in the financial media including radio, T.V. and the financial press. Mr. Weiner is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1969.


Many sophisticated institutional investors are in a camp that believes the Fed is behind the curve and if they don’t raise rates soon we will have a high probability of entering a period of either bad inflation, or possibly even hyper-inflation. Other camps are supportive of the Fed’s policies in varying degrees. The example used […]

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We, at Comstock, believe as the Fed tightens by ending Quantitative Easing 3 (QE-3) this month, and plans on raising rates next year, that the stock market will not do well and may wind up crashing. Logic tells us that the Fed’s reduction in interest rates, and three QE programs of buying Treasury Bonds and […]

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Is the market rally since the low of November 16th signaling better times ahead? We don’t think so. It seems to us that Wall Street is automatically assuming that the fiscal cliff will be settled by year-end, that the economy will subsequently recover at a stronger pace and that the market is significantly undervalued. We […]

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This article was originally published on July 12, 2012 in Comstock Partners Market Commentary.  Long before it became headline news, we were talking about the corrosive effect of deflation deleveraging,excessive debt, the softening U.S. and global economy, the “fiscal cliff”, the implausibility of a European solution, the probability of a hard landing in China and […]

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This article was originally published on June 15, 2012 in Comstock Partners website.  Deflation is a much more likely outcome than major inflation. We have long maintained that a debt bubble followed by a credit crisis leads to a deflationary recession or depression, and a major secular bear market. Nevertheless, a lot of smart analysts […]

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Originally published on December 10, 1999. Introduction The list of negative factors affecting the stock market has now become so numerous that it is highly likely that a severe bear market has already started. We begin with the fact that, as measured by earnings and dividends, this is by far the most overvalued market of […]

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