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FRANCOIS TRAHAN RECOMMENDED READING:

July 27, 2012

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FRANCOIS TRAHAN: INVESTMENT STATEGIST SWITCHES GEARS FROM BEAR TO BULL

July 27, 2012

It’s nice to be able to focus on some positive news for a change and as you will discover in a moment, this week’s guest is one of the most upbeat Financial Thought Leaders out there right now, at least for the next several months. Here are some developments he’s following that might lift your spirits as well.
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Francois Trahan Transcript 7/27/12 #905

July 27, 2012

WEALTHTRACK Transcript #905- 7/27/12

CONSUELO MACK:  This week on WEALTHTRACK, a Financial Thought Leader who is not afraid to go against the crowd. Investment strategist Francois Trahan makes the case for an economic and market rebound in the face of evidence to the contrary next on Consuelo Mack WEALTHTRACK.

Hello and welcome to this edition of WEALTHTRACK. I’m Consuelo Mack. It’s nice to be able to focus on some positive news for a change and as you will discover in a moment, this week’s guest is one of the most upbeat Financial Thought Leaders out there right

MATCH YOUR INVESTMENT STRATEGY WITH YOUR OBLIGATIONS

July 20, 2012
  • Consider expenses to cover & consider time frame needed
  • Near term liabilities = stable, less risky investments
  • Long term obligations= allocation to more risky investments providing growth over longer time frame

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BOB DOLL: BULLISH ON STOCKS

July 20, 2012

There was a counter culture novel published in the 1960s, titled I’ve Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me, a phrase later memorialized in a song written by Lee Hazelwood and picked up by the rock band The Doors that just might describe where market psychology is today. As last week’s guest, economist David Rosenberg wrote recently, the phrase “consumer confidence is an oxymoron.” As you can see from his chart consumer confidence is “mired in recession territory.” As Rosenberg points out “we are supposedly in the third year of a recovery, but confidence is below the level that would be consistent with economic contraction.” As he noted, he is “noticing a certain degree of despair these days, just as I am getting enthusiastic about the future.”
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