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Quarterly Outlook Summary

Our accounts have been performing very well this year largely due to two of our major holdings, Amazon and Oclaro. While these began as quite modest positions, they have grown sufficiently that they are both quite large in our standard … Continue reading

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Quarterly Outlook Summary

The past quarter (and year) has been fairly brutal to portfolio returns due to high volatility stemming from factors I’ll discuss below. Immediately following the end of September, the market staged a surprising rally that at present appears to have … Continue reading

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Quarterly Outlook Summary

The economy continues to grow. Unemployment is low and interest rates remain at zero. On the downside, labor force participation is the lowest since the 1970’s and continues to decline. Unemployment is declining because prospective employees have stopped looking for … Continue reading

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Quarterly Outlook Summary

In general terms, the overall economy continues to gradually improve. Labor unemployment and job creation is improving. Although consumer demand is also improving, this is moderated by consumers’ continuing to avoid debt and leverage that got us all into trouble … Continue reading

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Quarterly Outlook Summary

Your account, together with the markets, have all been performing well this year as the economic outlook continues to improve. The de-leveraging and debt reduction of the past four years appears to be winding down as consumer and business pent-up … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Japan is suddenly the centre of world affairs

By Ambrose Evans-PritchardJanuary 2, 2013 “So Japan may not slide into genteel oblivion after all. To the surprise of the Japanese people, their country is smack in the middle of two riveting dramas that threaten to upturn the global strategic … Continue reading

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