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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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June

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – June 2016

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We open this writing with a 1912 photograph of a man crash-testing a football helmet not only in recognition of the fact that the long-awaited start of football season is finally approaching, but also because there is probably great similarity between how this product tester felt 104 years ago and how most global equity investors […]

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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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December

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – December 2015

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Warren Buffett famously noted that “only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” This quote has particular relevance today as we are finally starting to see free-market pricing mechanisms at work, as market-distorting forces ranging from the Federal Reserve’s expansive monetary stimulus programs to the O.P.E.C. oil cartel are increasingly […]

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November

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – November 2015

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  In December, we are likely to witness an extraordinarily unusual scenario of a major economic power (the United States) not only raising rates for the first time in over nine years, but also tightening monetary policy at a time when virtually all of the remaining industrialized world is moving their monetary policy in the […]

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August

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – August 2015

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  Author Jacob Braude is quoted as saying, “Always behave like a duck – keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath”.  The markets seem to be taking Mr. Braude’s advice to heart, as the impression that they give from above belies entirely what is going on beneath the surface […]

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March

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – February 2015

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When Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis was appointed to power a month ago, he launched into negotiations with “the troika” (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund) regarding Greece’s bailout program with all the hubris and tactical aggression of an ancient Spartan warrior (or an expert in the cold war theory […]


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