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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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August

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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