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About Sam

Sam Ro is the founder and editor of TKer, the award-winning newsletter curating news, data, and insights on the markets and the economy for long-term investors. He previously wrote the Axios Markets newsletter. Before that, he was the managing editor at Yahoo Finance and the deputy editor of markets at Business Insider. He is a CFA charterholder.   

Sam's Articles

Is the stock market up a lot? Sure. This bull market, which started in October 2022, has seen the S&P surge 48% in just 19 months. It’s been a move that’s had Wall Street’s top market forecasters scrambling to revise up their price targets. At the same time, this bull market hasn’t been unusually strong, advises Sam Ro, editor of
Financial advisors will often recommend clients allocate outside of the US by investing in non-US stock markets. This can potentially help investors better diversify their portfolios. But even if you only invest in US stocks, it doesn’t mean you’re not exposed to overseas economies. Plus, the US market is performing best, notes Sam Ro, editor of
Productivity has been improving, and that’s a good thing. Not only does it mean employers are getting more output per worker, it also helps keep inflation tame. Better productivity is also good news for the stock market as it acts as a tailwind for profit margins, which is good for earnings growth and it may justify higher valuation premiums, counsels Sam Ro, editor of
Warren Buffett’s new annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) shareholders opened with a thoughtful tribute to Charlie Munger, his long-time partner who died in November. He highlighted the huge impact Munger had on how he thought about investing – including the “cigar butt” theory, writes Sam Ro, editor of TKer.