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July 2015

Putting the Economic Issues in Perspective

Clients have asked whether they should continue to be bullish on the U.S. economy and equities when the media continues to emphasize a plethora of troubling issues including a flat lining manufacturing sector, an energy sector that is still contracting, and a new host of government taxes and regulations (from federal, state, and local authorities) that make it difficult for small businesses to remain viable. The purpose here is to …Read More

Apparently, the Rest of the World Does Matter

Wow! What a week – talk about volatility! On Sunday, the “Xoi” (No) vote from the Greek referendum apparently hardened the Greek government’s negotiating line; There was an intensification of the meltdown on the Shanghai equity market Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; There was a 3 hour trading halt at the NYSE on Wednesday; Then there was a rebound of more than 10% on the Shanghai on Thursday and Friday; And …Read More