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  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 07/29/2010

    In This Issue:

    Double Dip, Or Onward & Upward?
    Many Winners Should Have Further To Go
    Inflation, Deflation – Or Neither?
    Beating The Bushes For Returns
    The Bottom Line

    After nearly six weeks of uncertainty, investors finally decided the outlook for the economy was improving enough to justify higher stock prices. Since our last newsletter in June, the Dow and the Nasdaq went up 3.4% and 2.1% respectively. Nearly all the gains came during the last two weeks.

    Double Dip, Or Onward & Upward?

    The stock gains notwithstanding, the recovery is still on shaky ground. With growth at an anemic 2.5%, it would not take much good or bad news to push the economy either way.

    To make the matter even harder to call, many industries are growing strongly, but others are still losing money.

    On the positive side of growth are the multinational blue chips that do a great deal of business overseas. Their profits are rolling in thanks to the healthy global economy. China, India, Southeast Asia, much of South America and many other regions have cooled off a bit, but most analysts think that's all to the good.

  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 06/25/2009

    In This Issue:

    Mixed Economic Signals Worry Investors
    Another Kind Of Bailout Is Also A Concern
    A New Economic Reality Is Emerging
    For Efficient Companies, Slow Growth Can Be Profitable
    Your Best Strategy Now
    Three Analysts And A Fool Have Recommended This Stock
    The Bottom Line This Week

    In our last issue we remarked that 'the rally may be getting short of breath.' Shortly thereafter, the huffing and puffing began in earnest. On Monday of this week, definite wheezing sounds were heard as the bull dropped to its knees just short of pushing the market into positive territory for the year. Perhaps the old boy was out of shape after letting the bear take over for six months.

    In any event, since May 28 the Dow dropped 0.8% while the Nasdaq managed to squeak ahead a miniscule 0.8%. More importantly, both measures slipped 3.0% and 1.7% last week - and they are even lower now.