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Market View – April 2016

The stock market started off the year exceptionally weak, with all major market indexes down double digit percentages going into the low on February 11. We believe much of the weakness was due to selling by foreign sovereign wealth funds, where the related country’s fiscal budget is heavily affected by the price of crude oil.

Market View – January 2016

2015 is now in the books and hopefully the year was personally more rewarding than what the stock markets provided. Markets around the world were down in 2015; many had double digit losses. The NYSE Composite Index was down 6.4% for the year. The beginning of 2016 has not been rewarding either. In fact, the…

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Market View – July 2015

INDEPENDENCE DAY We at hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend, celebrating the United States Independence. We would like to thank everyone who served in one of our military branches, helping maintain our freedom.  The United States is the home of the free, because of the brave. GREECE Greece has been in the spotlight…

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Sector Rotation

We first use a fundamental approach to identify sectors of the U.S. and international economies which likely have a significant advantage or disadvantage in the current environment.  Simply eliminating unfavorable sectors and diversifying among the rest is usually a better strategy than simply investing in the index(es).  The beauty of the approach is being wrong…

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Market View – January 2014

I am not sure anyone saw such a good 2013 coming with the headwinds we faced at the beginning of the year when we endured the largest tax hike, a sequestration, a D.C. argument about the fiscal cliff and risked default on our debt service, a possible war in the Middle East along with the…

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Market View – September 2013

stocks and bonds Yes, August was the worst month for the Dow in sixteen months.  With anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s possible monetary tightening this month, and the “red line” in Syria, the October 1st start of some Obamacare provisions and the expected battle over the debt ceiling, many investors fled the markets.  You can…