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Market Review May 2013

Summary: The US markets are breaking records on the upside again. As history and fundamentals suggest, more will follow. We remain the unabashed bulls on the future of mankind; we are fully invested and urge you to think and stay positive, for not investing in stocks may be the greatest financial mistake investors will make. Financial…

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Market Review November 2012

Equity markets are not that easy to kill… In Summary: The European debt crisis, going off a fiscal cliff, an economic slowdown in China, and US election uncertainty has yet to stop the world equity markets from marching higher proving one more time that they are just simply not that easy to kill. Believe it or…

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Market Review June 2012

Summary: This is not the first time the world has had issues. Over time, the world has solved its issues and moved on higher. To be cowed in by those issues would have been the greater mistake. We continue to invest in high quality companies and urge you to do the same. The greatest mistake would…

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Market Review March 2012

In summary – markets have recovered to recent highs and a perennial question emerges: what to do now? We urge you to stay positive and buy high quality stocks. One more time, the world did not end… Last August, the market was down some 20% from its high. The media was full of reports of…

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Market Back at Recovery Highs…What to do now?

What to do now? The stock market has recovered from its summer swoon and is now back at its recovery high. Some have asked what to do now as they feel they may have missed the opportunity to buy. Do not be scared by PIGS and HOGS. The summer swoon was a simple reaction to the large…

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Long Term is the Magic Bullet for Risk – Globe and Mail Article

This article by Dan Richards gives a good feel for how historical data can help with understanding risk, reward and how to structure your investment horizon. Here is an excerpt of the article: Many investors are looking for a magic bullet that will reduce the risk in their portfolios withoutaffecting return. Regrettably, until such time…

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Comments on Recent Stock Market Declines

No Cause for Concern About Recent Market Declines Second Quarter Performance:This year started off well for the stock markets with the S&P 500 breaking 1200 but since then these gains have evaporated due to a number of economic events. These include sovereign risks in Europe, poor US jobs data, the US housing crisis and a…

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When markets look their worst, opportunities are their best

Recent events have created anxiety in the world markets. There is fear again that a crisis is brewing worldwide that will negatively impact the equity markets. Concern is now focused on sovereign debt. Greece’s lowered credit rating, together with the unfavourable outlook for the debt of other European countries and the financial problems of Dubai…

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