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Market View April 2016: 2nd Quarter Outlook

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 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…

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Market View January 2012

Happy New Year!  May 2012 bring you and your family good health and good fortune. 2011 was a tough year to make money in the markets.  It was not like 2008 when many investors dropped half their net worth, but with interest rates near zero and a variety of world events, 2011 was a volatile…

Market View May 2011: The Long-Term and the Short

I always emphasize the macro economy and its importance in making sound investment decisions and at this unique time it may warrant added consideration. With the developed economies’ governments and central banks having overspent, overpromised, and overprinted, the environment is unlike that which we have ever seen on a world-wide basis.