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June

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – June 2017

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Imagine a family relaxing in a swimming pool, with every family member using a flotation device to remain on the surface of the water. It doesn’t matter who is stronger or who is a better swimmer because everyone is being kept afloat by an external force. If the amount of water in the pool is […]

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December

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – December 2016

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In his 1936 book entitled The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, economics pioneer John Maynard Keynes introduced the concept of “animal spirits” into the analysis of how the owners and managers of companies make business decisions and how investors make investment decisions. His premise was that strong company and/or macroeconomic fundamentals (earnings, interest […]

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March

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – March 2016

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On March 9th of this year, both the global economy and the domestic capital markets reached important milestones. For the global economy, it was the seventh anniversary of the absolute depths of the global financial crisis. For the domestic equity markets, it was the start of what has thus far proven to be the third-longest-running […]

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February

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – February 2016

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It seems like, all of a sudden, television and print media are full of stories about how the “stock market” may be entering into a “bear market,” and each respective reporter references one of the two most popular benchmark indexes (the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index and the NASDAQ Composite), neither of which has yet […]

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January

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – January 2016

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Renowned investor Sir John Templeton famously noted that “The four most dangerous words in investing are ‘This time it’s different.’” However, with all deference to Sir John, and in light of recent market history, he clearly should have prefaced his comment with the term “all other things being equal”, as market dynamics in early 2016 […]

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July

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – July 2015

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It has been said that, while you cannot predict what the markets are going to do, you oftentimes can predict what investors are going to do and, from our perspective, that is just the other side of the same coin.  Indeed, this premise of investor predictability has developed into alternative investment approaches that can provide […]

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June

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – June 2015

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In 1841, Scottish journalist Charles Mackay first published his so-called “history of popular folly” titled Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.  Among other things, it examined many of history’s most speculative asset bubbles, including the South Sea Company bubble of 1711–1720, the Mississippi Company bubble of 1719–1720, and the Dutch “tulip mania” of […]

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May

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – May 2015

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  When the Federal Reserve first launched its quantitative easing program back in November of 2008, they clearly understood the limitations of such programs.  Chairman Bernanke himself publicly acknowledged that they probably would not have a direct impact on the real economy, and that the Fed would need to instead rely upon the secondary and […]


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