Economy

2021 Second Quarter Newsletter and Outlook

The Shortest Recession on record received the Most Stimulus on record, the result of a dire situation and reflexive response. The consequences of unleashing a …

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Interest Rates and Bond Prices

One way to gauge the impact of interest rates on bond prices is to calculate the duration* of a bond or bond portfolio. Duration is …

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2012-2013 Performance Report and Investment Outlook

Individual client returns ranged from 2.9% to 12.2% for the year.

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Your Money’s Worth

Who do you trust these days? Probably not business. The 2009 Edelman Trust Barometer showed that those in the U.S. most willing to “trust business …

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From Pain to Gain

The expectation of economic recovery has investors breathing a sigh of relief, and the stock market (S&P 500) has rebounded 19 percent over the first …

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2012 Second Quarter Performance Report and Investment Outlook

After stunning first quarter returns (up 12%), stocks1 lost 3.3% in the second quarter, yet they remained up 8.3% for the year (through June 30). …

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2012 First Quarter Performance Report and Investment Outlook

During the quarter, MCS cautiously expanded its stock buying, depending on client circumstances. The move into stocks had been planned for months and was not …

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Bank Transfer Day

See and read Michael’s comments on KMTR regarding Bank Transfer Day.

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2012 Third Quarter Performance Report and Investment Outlook

If MCS clients’ assets were one big portfolio, performance year to date was up 5.5% through September 30. Individual client returns ranged from 2.4% to …

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Real Estate Outlook

A buyer’s market, where excess supply and foreclosures drive prices down, means readjusting your expectations. “Getting the best price” now means getting a better price …

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