Charles Minter and 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.

Mr. Minter joined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. in 1966 and became a member of its New York Institutional Sales office in 1970. He served as a vice-president of Merrill Lynch from 1976 to 1986. Mr. Minter graduated from Florida State University with a BS and went on to receive his MBA (With Distinction) from New York University in 1977. He has been married for 45 years has 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

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.

He began his career as a securities analyst at the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1959. From 1966 to 1968 he served as an Equity Analyst and Division Chief at the Value Line Investment Survey. From 1969 to 1974 he was an Equity Analyst and became a Vice President at Standard and Poors Intercapital. In 1974 Mr. Weiner joined the Grumman Corporation where he served as Senior Equity Portfolio Manager for the Employee Benefit Plan from 1978 to 1994. Mr. Weiner received his BA from Brooklyn College in 1955 and his MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1958. He has been married for 44 years and has a grown daughter.

Deflation Research & Commentary by Charles Minter & Martin Weiner

  • The Market Rally Is Based On Hope Rather Than Substance

    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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  • The Bear Market Is Only Beginning

    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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  • Special Deflation Report

    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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