Dear Tarpon Investors,
Several quick notes before updating you on Tarpon:
1. The topics I was hoping to cover in this year’s Annual Investor Meeting will be delivered via a series of emails later this summer.
2. Goldman Sachs is buying FOLIO. Stay tuned for what, if anything, that may mean for us.
3. Here are some recent resources we have published related to COVID and the last few months in the market…
Now, on to Tarpon.
Below is the intro to this quarter’s letter, followed by a link to download the full PDF.
To those of you who have not looked at your account performance for a few months:
Congratulations. Good call.
The spring of 2020 was brutal for the energy sector in particular. An oil price war started during the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic was exacerbated by a technical anomaly in a popular oil trading product. On April 20th, those events culminated in the price of WTI oil hitting negative $38 a barrel.
Energy stocks got crushed. Tarpon was not spared.
The good news, however, is this:
Through last Friday, the Tarpon Folio, on an unaudited basis, is now up 0.63% on the year, compared to the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%.
We’ve had a significant rally off the lows of late March. I am particularly pleased with the changes made to Tarpon during the spring chaos. We appear to be through the worst of it, finally, and have a long runway in front of us – though it’s going to take time.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Yours in Quarantine,
Disclaimer: This post nor any of the material linked to herein in any way constitutes investment advice. Historical performance data above represents performance results as reported by the portfolio identified. Performance results are for illustration purposes only. Historical results are not indicative of future performance. Positive returns are not guaranteed. Individual results will vary depending on market conditions and timing of initial investment. Investing may cause capital loss. The publication of this performance data is in no way a solicitation or offer to sell securities or investment advisory services.