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Island Light Investment Notes (Nov 2013)

Truckin’ Another month brought another new equity high.  In November, the bull market in US equities continued as the S&P 500 hit new three new all-time highs during the month and closed above 1800 for the first time on November 22. It has been a great year for the US equity investor, and in this time of Thanksgiving and holiday celebration,...

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Matt Pierce quoted in theStreet.com

We are always happy to be featured in news articles, and the recent post by John Spence is no exception. The link to “Investing for Income as Retirement Approaches” is attached here. Investors seeking income do have a tough time these days.  With 10 year yields below 3% and dividends paying below 2%, the search for yield now requires taking investment...

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Island Light Investment Notes (August 2013)

The End of Summer Summer ended with a whimper in August, as a combination of slowing growth expectations in the US and market fears of Federal Reserve tapering contributed to negative returns in most asset classes in August.   US equity markets were most strongly impacted by the decline in expectations, falling off July highs and somewhat reducing...

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Island Light Investment Notes (April 2013)

My hometown I was born in Boston, raised in its suburbs, and learned my craft downtown.  I drive on Boylston Street, watch the Marathon and root for the Red Sox.  The senseless murder and mayhem wrought on my hometown on Patriots Day makes me terribly angry and very sad.  What possible political statement, religious cause or frustrated anger can...

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