Zanny Minton Beddoes – Charlie Rose 02-10-15

Salient to Investors: Zanny Minton Beddoes at The Economist said: The economy’s fundamental drivers, particularly rapid technological change, means that the rewards disproportionately go to the top. The latest IMF research suggests that you get stronger and more lasting economic growth in societies that are more equal. The last time

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IMF downgrades global growth forecast – BBC News 01-19-15

Salient to Investors: The IMF said: The global economy will grow 3.5% in 2015 and 3.7% in 2016. The boost from the sharp fall in oil prices will be more than offset by negative factors, including weaker investment. The euro area recovery will continue at only 1.2% growth in 2015 and 1.4% in 2016.

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 01-18-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: The theory that “we fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here” is still wrong and would commit the US to a fool’s errand for decades. Cherif Kouachi, one of the Paris terrorists, testified that it was American intervention in the Middle East

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Dividend Stocks Could Be Dangerous in 2015, Ketterer Says – Bloomberg 12-31-15

Salient to Investors: Sarah Ketterer at at Causeway Capital Mgmt said: Buying energy stocks very incrementally as oil prices eventually reach a floor and rise again but no idea when. Looks for companies with tremendous financial strength that can continue to pay dividends. Smart companies will use  their balance sheet strength to buy

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 12-21-14

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: Movie studios and theaters have made a mistake in not affirming freedom of expression regarding the movie “The Interview”. In the late 1930s, the UK wanted to ban distribution of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”  to appease Nazi Germany. Obama’s strategy of pressuring Russia and making

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 12-07-14

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: The Department of Defense cost overruns on one weapons system are more than the total defense budget of Britain and France put together. The US spends more on defense than the next 8 nations put together including China and Russia.  Since 9/11 America has been

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U.S. Stocks Tumble as Russell 2000 Enters Correction – Bloomberg 10-01-14

Salient to Investors: Randy Bateman at Huntington Asset Advisors said investors have always relied on the Fed priming the pump, which ends this month so investors are moving focus to the many geopolitical situations and economic concerns. Economists forecast growth from Japan to China will slow every year through 2016. Tim Courtney at Exencial Wealth

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