CCR Insights

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 As we approach the mid-point of the year, we can’t help but feel that we’ve seen this movie before; a relatively optimistic first quarter—followed with evidence of slowing growth—resulting in heightened […]

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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…”  The troubling issue for us as investors now is that we continue to be convinced that both parts of that statement […]

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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.   A year ago we remarked on three items which we saw as […]

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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”. Most would agree that our current locale is now “down the road”, both in Europe and here in the US; and we’re looking at that same […]

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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. Read the article here

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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. To briefly recap; the current state of the US stock market is one that is down from […]

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Clients Come Out of Their Shells

By CCR Admin | 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.  Of course the Dow and […]

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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!  We view the confluence of several events over the last few months as constructive in nurturing an anemic US economic growth rate to more robust recovery in the next 12 to 24 months. 1)  Quantitative easing […]

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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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