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From the President's Desk: That "Precious" Metal

Gold. Just the name evokes images of wealth, intrigue, movie plots, and those TV commercials enticing you to purchase gold to secure your future, especially in the event that ...
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From the President's Desk: Opportunity in a Decelerating World

We have been talking a lot about how the US and global economies are shifting or have shifted into Phase C, Slowing Growth. Numerous parts of the global economy have already ...
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From the President's Desk: Steel Supply, Demand, and Prices

Steel Prices, as measured by the Steel Scrap Producer Price Index, are expected to edge lower as demand wanes in the coming year. Producers are expected to trim prices as they ...
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From the President's Desk: Coal in Your Investment Stocking

“Retailers Power US Stocks back from the Bear Brink,” Bloomberg reported Dec. 26. That may be technically correct, depending on their calculus, but it will lead many to a false ...
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From the President's Desk: Tapping the Brakes

Consumer activity in the US is slowing in its rate of rise, and in conjunction with the slowing rate of business-to-business spending, the US economy as measured by GDP will ...
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Strong Growth in the Wholesale Trade Sectors Won't Last Forever

Total Wholesale Trade is running at an impressive 8.5% above this time last year (12/12 basis). The good news is apparent in both Durable Goods and Nondurable Goods, which have ...
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