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  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • November 3, 2010
  • Chuck Osborne

Change Is Coming to Washington. So, does that make it safer to go into stocks?

Depending on your political views you are happy, sad, or indifferent about last night’s election results. Regardless of political orientation, most people probably believe that the election will be good for the stock market. After all, the stereotype is that Republicans are pro-business and Democrats are not. Certainly this administration and this past Congress have…


  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • August 30, 2010
  • Chuck Osborne

Dog Days of Summer

This summer has been about as hot as I can remember. When it is this hot, you want to do what a dog would naturally do – slow down, find some shade and take it easy. This reaction is about the only logical explanation for what is happening in the market right now. Sure, things…


  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • July 1, 2010
  • Chuck Osborne

Market Conditions

Does it feel like déjà vu all over again? This market correction is going on longer than most – and we – expected. So what is the market telling us? The economic recovery is stalled. It appears at this moment that the surge we got in Q4 2009 was a rebuilding of inventories and now…


  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • June 18, 2010
  • Chuck Osborne

Perspective

It has been a life-changing month for me and my family. For those of you who do not know, on May 15th I was hospitalized for treatment of a pulmonary embolism. I had multiple blood clots in both lungs, which the pulmonologist estimated were blocking 90% of the blood flow from my heart to my…


  • Iron Capital Perspectives
  • May 20, 2010
  • Michael D. Smith

A Greek Tragedy

Today marks the first technical correction (commonly defined as a price decline of at least 10%) that we’ve seen since the beginning of the current bull market that began in March of 2009.  We first referred to the possibility of a correction in our February 4th Insight and while we were a little early in…