Monthly Archives: August 2011

How to Invest in a Deflationary Environment

While inflation was the hot topic not too long ago, it’s downright tame right now. Instead, some market participants are now concerned that we could confront a period of declining prices, particularly if unemployment stays high and the housing market … Continue reading

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Be a Better International Investor

International funds have received a lot of attention in recent years, and this should come as no surprise. For starters, it has become increasingly common for investors to build multi-fund international portfolios rather than rely on individual foreign offerings for … Continue reading

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August Market Commentary

July and early August saw mixed economic and earnings news along with a time-sensitive U.S. debt ceiling discussion and Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. government debt. Stronger international demand and a weaker dollar enabled some companies, such as IBM, … Continue reading

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