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  • Market Insights March 12, 2014 03/12/14
    “Revolutions are the locomotives of history” — Karl Marx “It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws” — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Dear Clients and Friends, Here are some of the more recent thoughts I have had: - Doesn’t it seem to be a bit early for daylight savings time once again? - I still haven’t forgotten about the Super Bowl “debacle” offered up by our hometown heroes. - I can’t wait for baseball (the regular season) to start in April. - Will Tiger Woods ailing back allow him to tee it up at Augusta in April? - Breckenridge Resorts says that after this last weekend’s snowfall, this will be the 6th snowiest winter on record. That fact is probably unimpressive to those living on the east coast. - Where is Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and what Read more...
  • Market Insights – February 18, 2014 02/18/14
    “There is nothing more deceptive than obvious fact” — Sherlock Holmes Dear Clients and Friends, For the stock markets, the New Year didn’t exactly start off on the right foot (or the left one either). We all know that the U.S. equity markets produced stellar returns in 2013, the likes of which we had not seen since the late 1900’s. Fueled by plentiful global liquidity, performance anxiety and 0% interest rates, the markets probably over-shot their fair values as the year came to a close. Without as much as a 5% pull-back during 2013, it was only a matter of time until one came along. The turn of the calendar to 2014 provided the first reason to sell. After a year of out-sized unrealized capital gains, portfolio managers have waited until this year to realize some of those gains which seem sensible since the tax on those gains do not Read more...
  • Market Insights – January 21, 2014 01/21/14
    “Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength” — Eric Hoffer Dear Clients and Friends, 2013 was a vintage year for stocks. The S&P 500 produced the “Perfect Ten”, in that all ten sectors of the index posted double-digit gains on a total return basis for 2013. This was a rare market occurrence considering that it has been 20 years since all ten sectors of the S&P 500 registered annual gains of 10% or more. It was truly a year for the record books and naturally leads to a couple of questions: What was behind the broad-based rally of 2013 and what’s in store for 2014? The answer to the first question: 1.) When you combine the FED’s 3 year quantitative easing experiment with other central bank (Japan and Europe) policies, you then have a world awash in yen, euros and dollars. At the end of 2013, J.P. Morgan estimated Read more...
  • Market Insights – December 6, 2013 12/06/13
    “Perhaps it is just me but does Janet Yellen’s scripted speaking style closely resemble the scripted speaking style of “Laugh-In’s“Ruth Buzzi? —– Doug Kass Dear Clients and Friends, Since we are only weeks away from the beginning of the Janet Yellen led Federal Reserve Board, I thought it would be good to understand just who the most powerful woman in the world really is (sorry Oprah, she is a bigger deal than you are). From Wikipedia: Janet Louise Yellen (born August 13, 1946) is an American economist and professor who is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Previously, she was the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors under President Bill Clinton and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkley’s Haas School of Business. On October 9, 2013, President Barack Read more...

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