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Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Markets- December 30, 2013

  Like the mother of a bride reviewing flower arrangements and fretting that a brilliantly sunny day could be marred by dark clouds hidden just beyond the horizon, pundits have been parsing the exceptional year-to-date performance of U.S. stock markets and fussing over the future.   It’s true. U.S. stock markets look like they may be… Read More

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The Markets- December 23, 2013

  To borrow a word from the legendary Gomer Pyle: G-o-l-l-y!   In 1955, just five years before The Andy Griffith Show became a big hit, William McChesney Martin, Jr., then Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, made an often-quoted speech in which he said, “The Federal Reserve, as one writer… Read More

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The Markets – December 16, 2013

  You really need to take predictions with a grain of salt. Consider these esteemed opinions:  “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” Thomas Watson, Chairman, IBM, 1943 “Who wants to hear actors talk?” H. M. Warner, Founder, Warner Brothers, 1927 “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Charles Duell,… Read More

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The Markets- December 9, 2013

  If every piece of positive news was a petal, then you might say the American economy was in bloom last week. Moving into the holiday season, consumer confidence was at a five-month high.  Early in the week, manufacturing showed improvement. On Thursday, the U.S. Commerce Department unfurled the news the American economy grew faster… Read More

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The Markets- December 2, 2013

  In 2006, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year was ‘You.’ The magazine declared that 2006 was about:  “…Community and collaboration on a scale never seen before… It’s about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the… Read More

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