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March

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – March 2019

If there is any single sentence that epitomizes how the Federal Reserve operated in the pre-Bernanke era, it is probably the reply given by then Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan during a 1987 testimony to the Senate Banking Committee.  He responded to a question by saying, “If I seem unduly clear to you, you must have […]

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April

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – April 2018

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In many regards, the words President and Trump, when put together, become an oxymoron of sorts, because he rarely conforms to the common perception of what we, as Americans, consider to be “presidential”.  However, the fact that President Trump is bombastic and unorthodox should hardly be a surprise.  Those are probably the very personality traits […]

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November

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – November 2017

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook November 2017

For the past nine years, the single most important influence on global asset prices has been the experimental and highly aggressive monetary policies employed by the world’s central banks.  It should therefore be no surprise that the planned-for reversal of those policies could be almost as significant to capital markets as was their introduction. Indeed, […]

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September

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – September 2017

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook - September 2017

There are certain basic rules and inter-market relationships that every first-year economics student is taught as a matter of fact.  As an example, a slowing economy should lead to lower inflation, which is bullish for bonds, and to slowing earnings, which is bearish for stocks.  Or, that a stronger currency increases consumer purchasing power, which […]

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July

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – July 2017

According to Greek Mythology, the road to Thebes was once blocked by a monster called the Sphinx that would not allow travelers to pass unless they could first answer the following riddle: “What animal walks in the morning on four feet, in the afternoon on two feet, and in the evening on three feet?”  Oedipus […]

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June

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – June 2017

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook June 2017

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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