August 2010 - AIA Advocate for Absolute Returns

The AIA "Advocate For Absolute Returns", an on-line publication of The Association for Investor Awareness, Inc., tracks market trends, industry news, the SEC, global trade and finance and Washington developments for you because they affect your investments. But who doesn't? Many sources simply report these issues as abstract facts.

We feel that's not enough. The AIA Advocate's job is to warn you of what's important and how these developments translate to ground-level forces and threats that directly affect your wealth as well as your current investment opportunities. Not just information, but information you can use. Until next time…

  • A Second Nip From A Double Dip – The AIA Advocate Newsletter Week of 8/26/2010

    In This Issue:

    A Second Nip From A Double Dip
    Bonds Are Soaring, But Could Be A Bubble
    Blue Chip Discounts May Not Last Long
    Two Bond Substitutes Look Especially Good
    True Cash Returns Are Higher Than They Appear
    The Bottom Line

    Since our last newsletter in July, the economy signaled that it may not be doing as well as it was earlier in the year. The employment rate is failing to improve, consumer confidence is slipping, retailers are singing the blues, many manufacturers are reporting fewer orders, and July home sales plunged a disturbing 27%.

    As a result, many analysts are beginning to think the economy may be heading for another leg down – the dreaded “double dip.” If so, many stock prices have been pushed too high. Accordingly, investors have been pressing Wall Street’s down button of late. Since July 29, the Dow and the Nasdaq declined 3.9% and 4.9% respectively.

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