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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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April

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – April 2016

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook April 2016

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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January

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – January 2016

1 - Per Stirling Capital Outlook Jan 2016

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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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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September

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – September 2015

1 - Per Stirling Capital Outlook September 2015

According to Greek mythology, Zeus created Pandora, as the first woman, as part of a plot to get revenge on two brothers who angered Zeus by restoring access to fire to the human race. When, according to Zeus’ plan, Pandora married one of the brothers, Zeus gave to her a box as a wedding gift, […]

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August

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – August 2015

1 - Per Stirling Capital Outlook August 2015

  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

1 - Per Stirling Capital Outlook July 2015

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

1 - Per Stirling Capital Outlook June 2015

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 – April 2015

Per Stirling Capital Outlook - April 2015 #1

Both economics and capital markets analysis are, at their core, based upon the study of history.  Everything that analysts, economists, strategists and investors know, or think that they know, is based upon the premise that the past offers some insight into the future, and that it is reasonable to expect for both markets and economies […]


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