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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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September

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – September 2018

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook September 2019

One of our all-time favorite quips came from Mark Twain, who noted that “while history does not repeat itself, it oftentimes rhymes”.  With that particularly pithy caveat as a disclaimer, there are some strong and notably persistent tendencies in the capital markets that are unique to midterm election years, and which can create both challenges […]

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February

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – January 2018

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook January 2018

There is probably no other professional or academic pursuit in which aphorisms and maxims are so prevalent and so enduring as they are in the world of market analysis and investing.  Indeed, there is a very good reason for that being the case, which is that so many of these pieces of market lore are just as […]

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April

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August

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July

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – July 2016

Per Stirling Capital Outlook July 2016 - 01

We have noted on many occasions within the confines of these reports that capital markets thrive on certainty and struggle mightily when confronted with uncertainty, because investors know how to properly price securities when they understand the perceived risks and potential rewards associated with any given market environment, but tend to price in the perceived […]

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June

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – June 2016

Per Stirling Capital Outlook June 2016 - 01

We open this writing with a 1912 photograph of a man crash-testing a football helmet not only in recognition of the fact that the long-awaited start of football season is finally approaching, but also because there is probably great similarity between how this product tester felt 104 years ago and how most global equity investors […]

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February

Per Stirling Capital Outlook – February 2016

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook Feb 2016

It seems like, all of a sudden, television and print media are full of stories about how the “stock market” may be entering into a “bear market,” and each respective reporter references one of the two most popular benchmark indexes (the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index and the NASDAQ Composite), neither of which has yet […]

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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

01 Per Stirling Capital Outlook - November 2015

  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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