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March

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – February 2017

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  Winston Churchill sarcastically said that “democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Right about now, there is probably about 50% of the American voting public that is prepared to take Churchill quite literally. However, it is not just that they […]

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November

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – November 2016

The most insightful comment from this year’s presidential election campaign may have come from the September 23rd edition of The Atlantic magazine, which said of President-Elect Trump, “The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” Throughout the campaign, Trump was the ultimate enigma. From an investor’s perspective, […]

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September

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – September 2016

01 September 2016 Per Stirling Capital Outlook

As David Rosenberg, Chief Economist for Gluskin Sheff, recently observed, “summer vacation is over.” Summer is known for being a quiescent period in the markets, when trading volumes are very low and Wall Street’s primary decision-makers are off vacationing in the Hamptons. This summer was even calmer than usual. As evidence, the Standard & Poor’s […]

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August

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May

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – May 2016

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1930s actress Mae West famously said that “too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” Increasingly, the capital markets are starting to disagree with that perspective, as we seem to be transitioning from a “bad news is good news” market, where weak economic news and geopolitical risk was treated as bullish, because it kept […]

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April

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – April 2016

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Expectations and sentiment are incredibly important in regard to their influence on both the economy and the markets. In regard to markets, too much bullishness is bad, because it means that most of the potential buyers of securities have already bought, and that there is very little sideline cash remaining to drive the markets higher. […]

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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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November

2016 Inflation-Adjusted Tax Changes You Need to Know

Kenneth Price

This post comes from Per Stirling Partner and Financial Advisor, Kenneth Price, CFP®, CFA®, AEP®, CLU®, ChFC®. The Internal Revenue Service recently announced inflation-adjusted items for 2016. The top tax bracket of 39.6% will begin at taxable income over $466,950 for married individuals filing jointly (over $415,050 for single filing status). The changes between 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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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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