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Wesbury’s Monday Morning Outlook: Room to Grown
Date: February 6, 2017
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The US economy has grown at an average annual rate of only 2.1% since the recovery started in mid-2009, far slower than during the economic expansions of the 1980s and 1990s. Many analysts tie some of the slower growth to slower expansion in the labor force due to retiring Boomers and the end of the […]

Are stock market fluctuations a bad thing?
Date: January 4, 2017
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Not really. Watch our video blog for the reasons why.

Brian Wesbury’s Monday Morning Outlook: Inflation Ready to Rise
Date: October 10, 2016
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  One of the key excuses for the Federal Reserve to hold off raising rates again and again, and to raise them very slowly, is that inflation remains extremely low. The consumer price index is up only 1.1% in the past year. The Fed’s preferred measure of inflation – for personal consumption expenditures, or PCE […]

Why We Plan – Election, Year End, and 2017
Date: October 5, 2016
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We thought we would take a moment in the midst of all the election noise to review where we are today, what you should expect between now and the end of the year, and what to expect from 2017 and beyond. First, let’s talk about where each of you are today and how you are […]

10 Things I Believe About Investing
Date: June 26, 2016
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Great points by Ben Carlson on investing: 10 Things I Believe About Investing 1. I believe simple beats complex, but simple is much harder to implement because complex will always sound more intelligent and feel more comfortable to buy into. 2. I believe investors spend far too much time worrying about their buy or sell […]

A Little Perspective
Date: October 15, 2014
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While reviewing market and manager data after Monday’s close amid the talk of crashes, corrections and the end of the world as we know it, we made a rather startling discovery. While expecting to see declines across the board, much to our surprise we discovered that:   …the market is actually up!   Now, we […]

Lifeboat Drill
Date: August 1, 2014
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Experienced cruisers, a term describing many Rogan Associates employees, clients and friends, know that one of the first things that happens upon boarding a ship is the lifeboat drill.  During that drill, the crew explains what you are supposed to do when the emergency alarms sound (aside from running in circles with a panicked look […]

Is It Time?
Date: April 9, 2014
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For over a year, the market “experts”, “talking heads” , “soothsayers”, “prognosticators”, “catastrophists” (choose your favorite) have been warning that the next market decline is right around the corner.  Despite the fact that they have been incorrect each and every time (which perhaps makes one wonder why anyone would actually listen to them in the […]

All I Want For Christmas is the S&P!
Date: December 2, 2013
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Did you know that the S&P 500 (a stock index of primarily large U.S. corporations) is up about a bazillion percent this year? (Yes, that is a technical term). Like the kid who sees that commercial for the cool new toy, you might be thinking that all you want for Christmas (or Chanukah, Kwanzaa or […]

Fiscal Cliff?
Date: December 27, 2012
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Due to recent events, we decided to temporarily delay the conclusion of our three-part series on long-term optimism.  Rest assured that our optimism has not wavered.  We do at this time, however, feel compelled to add a couple of thoughts relating to our nation’s current fiscal issues.   You’ve got to hand it to the […]