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  • QE3 and Thee – The AIA Advocate Newsletter

    In This Issue: QE3 and Thee But Will It Work? The Unemployment Dilemma There Are Some Economic Bright Spots What Happened To Inflation? The Bottom Line The Fed slipped a skyrocket under the stock market earlier this month when it announced QE3. Although...
  • 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.