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2012: Pundits and Prognosticators

At the beginning of each year, market analysts and economists publish their outlook for the future. It makes for an interesting mix of bulls, bears, and everything in between. Here’s a handful of these new reports.   Citigroup’s Equity Strategy […]

Global Financial: Preferred Returns

Monday, Janary 23rd, 2012:  Preferred Returns Please click on the above link to view the Thought for the Week

A Positive Start for the New Year

The first employment-related leading indicators of 2012 were above expectations. According to the Labor Department, in December of 2011, 200,000 more jobs were added and unemployment dropped to 8.5% – its lowest level in nearly three years. In sum total, […]

Global Financial: Market Outlook Summary

Monday, Janary 16th, 2012:  Market Outlook Summary Please click on the above link to view the Thought for the Week

2012: Deploy It or Return It

Despite the limping economy, corporate balance sheets hold record levels of cash, and interest rates promise to remain low through 2012. Thanks to weakening stock prices, this scenario behooves a “deploy it or return it” mentality from shareholders according to […]

Global Financial: Balancing Risk and Returns

Monday, January 9th, 2012: Balancing Risk and Returns Please click on the above link to view the Thought for the Week.

401(k) Status Update

The battle rages on. Legislators are loath to extend the payroll tax cut when there is no formalized plan in place to reduce government spending. The fact is, American taxpayers will have to absorb the cost of the government’s excess […]

Getting on with Our Lives

Who would grow up in any other part of the country thinking that what they really want in life is to move to Bismarck, North Dakota? Thanks to a booming oil business fueling the local economy, more than 16,000 jobs […]