2013 U.S. Economic Update & Outlook
Mar28

2013 U.S. Economic Update & Outlook

Despite a recent series of positive economic data in the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. economic recovery is still in progress, with significant headwinds that need to be addressed.  The data has not been consistent, nor are other conditions supportive enough, to be able to conclude that there will be solid & significant economic growth above last year.   However, the positive economic, manufacturing, and housing numbers, had all...

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2013 Investment Update & Outlook
May08

2013 Investment Update & Outlook

A More Expensive Market North American equity markets have risen significantly during the first quarter of 2013.  The largest stock indices in America reached new records within the month of April and has continued in May.  The S&P500 index hit a record high of 1,626.03, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record of 15,056.67 yesterday. At current levels, equities are much more expensive than they were last year,...

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2013 Investment Strategies & Opportunities Update
May21

2013 Investment Strategies & Opportunities Update

An update on investment strategies & opportunities will be discussed in this article.  They are based on my outlook and expectations of the economy, investments, and the markets, which have been outlined in the previous two articles, For function-centric and value investors, market trends do not form the basis for our investment decisions.  Markets are largely unpredictable from day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year. ...

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