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  • China’s Inflation Is Coming Our way – The AIA Advocate Newsletter

    In This Issue: If The Economy Falters, Expect A QE3 Rescue Most Blue Chip Stock Values Remain Attractive China’s Inflation Is Coming Our way TIPS Are Becoming Popular Again Another Effective Inflation Hedge The Bottom Line This Month The stock market...
  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 09/24/2009

    In This Issue:

    Will The Right Fundamentals Please Stand Up?
    The "Uncle Sam Effect"
    Small Investors Are Coming Back To Stocks
    Inflation Fears Are Increasing
    First Some Bad News, Then Some Good News
    Easy Index Gains May Be Over
    These Four Favorites Should Stay On Top
    And So Should China
    The Bottom Line This Week

    Despite all the worries about overvalued stocks, the market is continuing to advance. To be sure, the gains aren't coming by leaps and bounds anymore - but they are still adding up nicely. Since our last newsletter, the Dow and the Nasdaq rose another 1.8% and 5.1% respectively.

    Will The Right Fundamentals Please Stand Up?

    When it comes to stock fundamentals, value is in the eye of the beholder. Traditionalists believe the market is too expensive for the weak economic recovery they expect to see. The analysts argue that the economy may take over a year to justify the whopping 46% gain in the Dow since March. Some analysts think the recovery will never gain the necessary strength.

  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 07/30/2009

    In This Issue:

    Stocks Got A Second Wind In July
    But, How Long Will It Last?
    Technology Appears To Be Turning Around
    Blue Chips Top The Best Sellers Chart
    The Economy Looks Better, But Not Great
    Asia's Growth Is Much Stronger
    A Single Stock Covers China And Its Neighbors
    The Bottom Line This Week

    As everyone knows all too well, the government has been working overtime to send billions of dollars in bailout money to banks. That's only fair since the poor banks depleted their resources taking such good care of us. And they say there are no more American heroes.

    In any event, some of that money found its way to the stock market where it triggered the nice rally that has been warming our hearts and wallets for several months.

  • 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.

  • Association of Investor Awareness - Week of 10/30/2008

    In This Issue:

    A Big Rebound May Be Close
    Like Kids In A Candy Store
    Super Stocking Stuffers
    These Trends Are Your Friends
    The Bottom Line This Week

    Another bear trap snapped shut last week when the 4.8% stock market gain from October 6 - 10 turned into a 5.4% loss for the Dow and an ugly 9.3% plunge for the Nasdaq.

    As has been the usual pattern during this stock market plunge, the drop was larger than the previous bounce. One of our group compared the market to a slot machine that gives just enough money back to make people want to keep playing.

    We saw another inducement to play on Tuesday of this week when the market surged nearly 890 points when it became known that the Fed would lower interest rates again. When the official announcement came on Wednesday, stocks eased back 74 points. It was a textbook example of the old Wall Street rule to "buy on the rumor, sell on the news."