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October

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – October 2018

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook October 2018

The dictionary defines a “perfect storm” as “a detrimental or calamitous situation or event arising from the powerful combined effect of a unique set of circumstances”.  It is also, in our opinion, an appropriate and pragmatic way of describing the wide and diverse array of catalysts for the ongoing correction in the equity markets. Like […]

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March

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February

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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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October

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – October 2017

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook October 2017

Traditionally, the selection of the next Chairperson of the Federal Reserve is anything but a compelling drama or anything worth paying particular attention to.  To the contrary, the identity of the nominee is normally a foregone conclusion as, since World War II, every Chairperson who completed a first term has been nominated for a second […]

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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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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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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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