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January 2013 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | January 15, 2013

Last year we were looking for US economic growth in the 2%-3% range, an improved investing environment here in the US as well as a stabilizing of non-US and particularly developing markets. 

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November 2012 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | November 25, 2012

In June we quoted Alexis de Toqueville with regard to the developed world’s attempt to come to grips with fiscal burdens of increasingly hefty magnitudes.

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David Borden listed in 40 Under 40 in WBJ

By CCR WM | August 26, 2012

David Borden listed in 40 Under 40 in Worcester Business Journal

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June 2012 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | June 25, 2012

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design”–Friedrich A. Hayek

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April 2012 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | April 25, 2012

We commented in January that “we expect the continued, gradual growth rate of the US (2%-3%) to support an ultimately improved investment climate domestically—but we are convinced we will remain in a low-return environment…” 

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January 2012 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | January 25, 2012

By now most of us have read our fill of 2011 post-mortems—but we’re compelled to add a few thoughts of our own before we look ahead, seeking to apply the experience and perspectives gained to our outlook on global markets in 2012.

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October 2011 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | October 25, 2011

This past quarter we’ve witnessed Europe’s fiscal issues finally metastasize into banking issues (Belgium’s Dexia)—long feared—as their politicians, like our own, have made an art form of “kicking the can down the road”.

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Investment Experts On Debt Ceiling: Don’t Panic

By John Maher, CFA | July 29, 2011

With much of the U.S. media focused on the showdown in Washington over the debt ceiling, Central Massachusetts financial advisors are getting their share of calls from concerned investors. Their message: Don’t get too worried.

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July 2011 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | July 25, 2011

We have made general market commentaries in many recent portfolio reviews on the seemingly déjà vu aspects to this Spring and Summer’s market movements, and accompanying economic and fiscal “narrative” as compared to those of a year ago.

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Clients Come Out of Their Shells

By CCR WM | June 16, 2011

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April 2011 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | April 25, 2011

A client of ours called about 5 or 6 weeks ago in a bit of a panic.  In fairness, it wasn’t just this client—there were several—but for some reason this particular conversation comes to mind.  In short, the client’s question seemed to be when (not if) to get out of the market.

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January 2011 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | January 25, 2011

CCR Wealth Management greets the New Year with more sanguine market and economic reflections for our clients’ consideration—at last!

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November 2010 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | November 25, 2010

As we approach the end of another calendar year, we reflect not just on the events and developments of 2010, but on the decade that this month concludes.  We think it’s an opportune moment to deliberately step back from the trees, and to view the forest.  Doing so, in some ways, offers a mental respite…

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August 2010 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | August 25, 2010

The market volatility we have all experienced in the last two weeks, and especially the last few days has all investors understandably on-edge. 

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June 2010 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | June 25, 2010

As we write, stocks are off some 12.5% from their April 26 highs (as measured by the S&P 500). 

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January 2010 Outlook

By CCR Investment Committee | January 25, 2010

“A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past,

            he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.”

                                                                                                -Sidney J. Harris

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