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Fiscal Fear Week

Fiscal Fear Week

This week marked one of the worst of the year for major domestic indices as the Presidential election was decided and the bat and ball between Obama and Boehner regarding the fiscal cliff began (the S&P was down -2.3%, NASDAQ -2.6%). Its early days, but at this point we have no reason to believe... read more

Cue Fiscal Cliff

Cue Fiscal Cliff

The initial weeks for President Obamas new term will increasingly focus on finding a compromise in Congress to overcome the “fiscal cliff” which looms ever nearer as we progress towards the year end. Gridlock in Congress over this matter is likely, and a solution is not inevitable. If we peer over the fiscal cliff... read more

Low Inflation Keeps the Fed on Track

Low Inflation Keeps the Fed on Track

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) rose 1.1% in September. This comes after a jump of 1.7% in August and might be cause for alarm. However, core prices which exclude food and energy were unchanged in September and food prices were only slightly up at 0.2%. The main component of the rise was due to... read more

Employment Numbers Looking Better for Obama

Employment Numbers Looking Better for Obama

The well being of the economy is critical to Obama’s election prospect. A report out today from the Labour Department (11 Oct) will lift his re-election prospects. The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits declined last week to its lowest level for more than four and a half years. The coming... read more

Investing Quotes

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    • “Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”

      —Warren Buffett

    • “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.”

      —Benjamin Graham

    • “Know what you own, and know why you own it.”

      —Peter Lynch

    • “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”

      —Donald Trump

    • “It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.”

      —George Soros

    • “My favorite holding period is forever.”

      —Warren Buffett

    • “The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of returns.”

      —Benjamin Graham

    • “You make most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t realize it at the time.”

      —Shelby Davis

    • “We have two classes of forecasters: Those who don’t know and those who don’t know they don’t know.”

      —John Kenneth Galbraith

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