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  • How Much Higher Can The Bull Go? - The AIA Advocate Newsletter

    In This Issue: How Much Higher Can The Bull Go? Predictions About The Economy Are All Over The Map Several Threats To Growth Are Worrisome Food And Energy Are Good Bets Now The Bottom Line Since our last newsletter in February, the stock market continued...
  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 05/28/2009

    In This Issue:

    Is The Economy Finally Turning Around?
    Companies With Cheap Eats Are Doing Well
    China's Economy Is Still Hot (Compared With Everybody Else)
    Energy Investments Are Looking Good Again
    The Bottom Line This Week


    The stock market rally that started on March 9 is proving to have longer legs than even the most optimistic investors dared hope. Through the end of May, the S&P 500 was up 30 percent even though the economy was continuing to decline.

    Over the past month, however, the market's performance suggests that the rally may be getting short of breath. Since our last newsletter, the Dow gained an unremarkable 1.1% and the Nasdaq barely rose 0.7%. It remains to be seen if stocks will get a second wind and run for another few laps, of if a correction is on the way.

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  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 12/18/2008

    In This Issue:

    The Economy Is Bad, But Stocks Are Priced For Worse
    Stocks Outshine Their Competition
    Behold The Halo Effect
    A January Bounce Seems Likely
    Energy And Foreign Growth Are Positives
    We May Be Halfway Through The Economic Downturn
    What Everybody Knows...
    The Bottom Line This Week

    Last week we received additional signals that a bear rally is probably in the works. During the five day period, investors were treated to a smorgasbord of bad news. Congress turned thumbs down on bailing out the Big Three automakers. Unemployment surged to a 26 year high. T-Bill returns dropped to essentially zero. Many bellwether companies issued earnings warnings. Several firms cut their dividends, and investors were shocked by a $50 billion hedge fund collapse.

    So what did the market do? It barely budged. The Dow eased down less than 0.1%. The Nasdaq actually rose 2.1%. The market was also strong during the first three days of the current week. In our opinion, such resilience in the face of disturbing economic events indicates that investors are probably getting ready to do some buying.

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