category archives: Market News

  McKinseyResized
 

Debt and deleveraging: Uneven progress on the path to growth

  • Written by David
  • January 26, 2012 at 12:35 am
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Source: McKinsey&Company Jan. 2012 Safely reducing debt and clearing the way for economic growth in the aftermath of the global credit bubble will take many years and involve difficult choices, as MGI’s 2010 report showed. Two years later, major economies have only just begun deleveraging. In only three of the largest mature economies—the United States, [...]

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  Gratke-blue-642
 

Transfer of Wealth..from the Impatient to the Patient

  • Written by David
  • January 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm
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Well said and agreed…..Mr. Buffet. Source: Clark Capital Management, Inc Q4 Navigator Report

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  Crowd
 

A Practical Guide to: The Three layers of the European debt crisis

  • Written by David
  • December 8, 2011 at 10:27 pm
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Source: Keith Hennessey, Posted Dec 7, 2011 About: Keith Hennessey This post is for Americans who know nothing about the debt crisis in Europe.  I am going to try to provide a big picture framework and draw attention to what I think should matter most to Americans.  If you have expertise in this topic I [...]

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  BearMktDeclines
 

Is this ‘Bear’ Out of the Woods Yet?

  • Written by David
  • November 22, 2011 at 2:33 am
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Yes we are still in a secular bear market, but for how long? Generally speaking, bull markets do not start until stock market valuations (Price Earnings Ratios-P/E’s) are in the single digits. We are still mid teens or higher for the current P/E ratio. The chart below is from Sitka Pacific Capital Mgt. Sitka has [...]

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  bloombergmauldinre
 

A View on Alternative Investments

  • Written by David
  • November 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm
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Bloomberg News interviews John Mauldin, author of Endgame (which I discuss and review here) regarding use of alternative investments during bear market cycles which we are in. To launch the video, click here. From Bloomberg: Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) — John Mauldin, president of Millennium Wave Investments LLC, talks about the outlook for equities and his [...]

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  Bear Market
 

Welcome To The Bear Market

  • Written by David
  • October 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm
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Source: zerohedge.com “The S&P fought reality valiantly, and after every other market in the world entered a bear market long ago, reality won. The S&P 500 is now over 20% lower from the highs, and we are officially in a bear market.

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  Rowing Dollars
 

Fed Still Hoping for a Different Result

  • Written by David
  • September 22, 2011 at 2:07 am
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info below from the big picture dot com The FOMC again has moved to cheapen the cost of money still waiting and hoping for a different result. If only the cost of money was the impediment to growth. They announced its intent “to purchase, by the end of June 2012, $400b of Treasury securities with [...]

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  Depression
 

It’s Time To Start Calling This For What It Is: A Modern Day Depression

  • Written by David
  • September 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm
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I recently posted a blog article on August 10, 2011 titled, “I was Two Years Too Early.. Preserving Wealth” where I would catalog my blog postings over the past two years stating my convictions on wealth preservation. Today’s missive by Rosenberg is to many, a stunner. For me it is not a stunner, merely recognition [...]

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  Rowing Dollars
 

Money Market

  • Written by David
  • September 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm
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When markets become as volatile and as confusing as they’ve been, even the most patient investor begins to question their current investment plan. We know because we’ve been working with investors just like you for twenty three years. We’ve seen markets come and go, rise and fall. And we can empathize with you ‘patience-running-thin’ folks [...]

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  Gratke-blue-642
 

Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)

  • Written by David
  • September 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm
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I recently completed my registration with the SEC as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). What is an RIA you may ask? Let me quote from the Financial Planning Association, which recently announced a Standard of Care for financial planning professionals. The Standard of Care clarifies the role of a fiduciary adviser subject to the Investment [...]

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