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September

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – September 2017

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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

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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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January

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – January 2017

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To state the obvious, Donald Trump is not your average President, or even your average politician. He doesn’t look like a politician. He doesn’t act like a politician and he most certainly doesn’t think like a politician. If anything, he seems to view himself more as a corporate raider engaging in hostile takeovers or as […]

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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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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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October

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – October 2016

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The lexicon of investment terminology is full of animal metaphors, which range from the most basic of descriptors like “bull market” and “bear market” to highly evocative terms like a “dead cat bounce” and a “black swan.” This last term seems particularly relevant today, in light of the current election cycle. A “black swan” is a […]


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