​Tanaka Capital Management

This is a "people" business.  At Tanaka Capital Management, our clients’ assets are as important to us as if they were our own. Portfolios are adjusted to reflect the changing needs of each client, as well as for anticipated changes in the stock and bond markets.

January 2017

​"Our proprietary research on inflation, Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy suggests that stocks remain the most attractive asset particularly vs. bonds and cash equivalents as the economy globally remains well under full utilization and therefore has room to grow. While the level of uncertainty and volatility has increased with the new administration in Washington, we are more optimistic about stock market returns in 2017 driven by faster economic growth (2.0%+ GDP) and faster growth in corporate profits. We are conservatively projecting that P/E ratios might move down slightly from 17.7 to 17.0-17.4 times 2017 earnings as the outlook has moved up moderately for both inflation and interest rates.  More upside might come from M&A."

Click here to see our entire January 2016 TANAKA Growth Fund Shareholder Letter.

Tanaka Capital Management

Founded in 1986, Tanaka Capital Management provides investment management services to individuals, pension plans and endowments, and is the advisor to the TANAKA Growth Fund.

Our investment philosophy reflects the view there are misunderstood industries/ companies in the marketplace. It is our job to find these companies that are under-valued relative to future profitability and earnings growth and establish investment positions for our clients.

Investment Highlights

Economic Outlook

  • 40+ years of investment experience.
  • Blend of "top-down" macroeconomic research and "bottoms-up" individual stock selection.
  • Proprietary economic analysis, particularly in the areas of demographics, inflation, productivity, and monetary policy.
  • Individualized portfolios based on a client's long term investment risk and return goals.
  • Current focus industries: information technology, healthcare, industrial equipment, airlines, entertainment, financial services, consumer products and services, and security.


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