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July

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – July 2019

A Wall Street analyst recently referred, in a CNBC interview, to the current stock market as a “wild west market” due to his reasonable observation that investors are ignoring the world’s many risks and are “throwing caution to the wind”.  However, while we believe that he makes a valid point, we think that it is […]

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June

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May

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – May 2019

American author Mark Twain observed that, “History does not repeat itself, but it oftentimes rhymes”.  For evidence of just how insightful this perspective is, one needs to look no further than the Winter 1982 edition of Foreign Affairs Magazine, which noted that: “President Reagan won his office in part because he convinced the electorate that […]

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April

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – April 2019

One of the core premises on which monetary policy is based is that there is a direct relationship between economic growth and inflation.  More specifically, prevailing economic theory maintains that strong economic data ultimately leads to both “full employment” and the full utilization of an economy’s productive capacity, and that both economic conditions, once they […]

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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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July

The Inevitability of Market Downturns

Ronsey Chawla

Recently, the International Journal of Medical Education published an article by authors from my alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis, which assessed residents’ and fellows’ knowledge of finance principles. Despite medical professionals’ high degree of specialized knowledge in their own field, the research showed that young trainees had low financial literacy, low tolerance for […]

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May

Successfully Managing a Financial Windfall

You’ve heard the stories before: someone receives a tremendous inheritance, or picks the winning lottery numbers, and is sure to live happily ever after, free from financial worries. However, there’s a catch: that “happily ever after” doesn’t always materialize. In fact, in many cases, sudden money can leave the recipient worse off than before the […]

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October

New Report Outlines Financial Benchmarks for Physicians

Ronsey Chawla

The American Medical Association and its insurance subsidiary recently issued new benchmarking data for physicians with a new publication titled 2016 Report on U.S. Physicians’ Financial Preparedness. Although the study was tailored to better understand the unique financial situation of medical households, it can still offer insight and ideas to most professionals who share similar […]

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May

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – May 2016

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook - May 2016

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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July

Special Report: Greece

Greece Special Report - 1

Back in the 1980s, there was a famous credit market analyst named Ed Hart who used to speak of times and circumstances when “the demand for certainty far exceeded the available supply”.  That description applies perfectly to the current crisis in Greece due to its many moving parts, its potential for catalyzing unforeseen consequences, and […]


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