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John Simon

John Simon

Contributor since: 01 Mar 2010

Biography

John Simon is a registered representative of and offers securities through Girard Securities, Inc., a registered Broker/Dealer, a Registered Investment Advisor, and member FINRA/SIPC.

  • Fundamental Investors Should Fear Inflation, Not Deflation

    Published 15 September 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Summary While continued low inflation or another bout of price deflation are both possible, there are several factors -- none of which require an economic…

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    Published 02 March 2010 | viewed 2,023 times

    The following is excerpted, with very minor edits, from a letter to investment clients sent out on January 20, 2010. Inflation Risk We've explained many…

  • The Recovery(?) and the Outlook for US Stocks

    Published 17 February 2010 | viewed 2,041 times

    The following is excerpted from a letter to investment clients sent out on January 20, 2010. The Recovery(?) In a client letter written in April…

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    Published 29 October 2009 | viewed 2,948 times

    Back in June of 2008, we wrote that the US stock market -- then at 1,377 on the S&P 500 -- was priced for poor…

  • US Not Going Down Japan's Road

    Published 16 March 2009 | viewed 4,935 times

    In our prior article on the government's willingess and ability to create inflation, we noted that Japan is often held up as an example of…

  • The US Government Will Not Choose Deflation

    Published 07 January 2009 | viewed 4,990 times

    The modern-day monetary system employed in the United States is based on currency that can be created at the bureaucratic touch of a button. In…

  • US Stock Market Now Priced for Good Returns

    Published 29 October 2008 | viewed 4,420 times

    Back in June we wrote an article entitled "US Stock Market Priced for Poor Returns" in which we argued that stock market valuations are predictive…

  • The Case for Gold and Gold Stocks

    Published 18 September 2008 | viewed 4,315 times

    While we invest in many sectors and asset classes, the recent steep selloff in precious metal mining stocks inspired us to write an article focusing…

  • The Impact of Negative Real Interest Rates

    Published 15 August 2008 | viewed 2,712 times

    Back in March, we pointed out some important similarities between the current financial environment and that of the 1970s. Aside from gratuitous decades-old pop culture…

  • Thoughts on the Stock Market, Oil, and the Economy

    Published 14 July 2008 | viewed 2,859 times

    The following is taken from a letter to investing clients written on the evening of Tuesday, July 8. The Bear Market Continues You may recall…

  • US Stock Market Priced for Poor Returns

    Published 25 June 2008 | viewed 2,798 times

    June 5, 2008 - 5:24pm In early 2007 we wrote an article summarizing the risks in the U.S. stock market. The article cited a study…