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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.

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  • Association for Investor Awareness - Week of 10/29/2009

    In This Issue:

    Investors Are Deciding Which Way To Jump
    Earnings Count More Than The GDP
    Beat The Fixed Income Blues
    A Dividend Honor Roll
    If You Can't Beat Them...
    The Bottom Line This Week

    The past 30+ days was a weak period for stocks. Since our September newsletter, the Dow fell 0.6% and the Nasdaq dropped 2.3%.

    However, investors have little cause to complain. The market delivered a 56% gain since March 9. At this point, a timeout could be a pause that refreshes. That's especially true since October has often been a tough month for stocks, particularly when it was preceded by a run-up. Another such shock was definitely not welcomed.

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