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Equity Market Outlook: Still Mediocre but Not Terrible

January’s 3% decline in the S&P 500 is consistent with my observation on December 30 that “Stocks Are Expensive, Offer Mediocre Risk / Reward.” The main issues are: Investors and strategists have become bullish and complacent; they were far more … Continue reading

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Shanghai Brands: What’s Hot and Not

We spent ten interesting and usually enjoyable days in and around Shanghai. Here’s what I learned that is of interest to investors in U.S. stocks. The Boeing 777’s that took us out and back were full of Chinese tourists; they … Continue reading

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Cali-Cultural Advantages

In the movie Annie Hall neurotic comedian Alvie Singer (Woody Allen) says, “I don’t want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.” You can’t stop … Continue reading

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