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Stop the Inflation Swindle

As a key tenet of our mission at Clifford Swan is to preserve and grow our clients’ wealth, inflation protection is always on our minds. Recently, however, the topic has made national headlines, with ...
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U.S. Monetary Policy: Massive and Dominant

U.S. monetary policy is more active than ever, with the Federal Reserve exerting considerable influence on the global financial and economic environme...
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Putting 2020 Behind Us and Looking Towards 2021

We can all agree that 2020 has been anything but an ordinary year. In March, the U.S. and much of the world went into lockdown due to the escalation o...
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Fundamental Equity Analysis: What Do the Numbers Say?

At its core, our equity investment approach at Clifford Swan is to own businesses. On behalf of our clients, we purchase companies that make goods, pr...
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Market Outlook

As investors entering 2018, we are experiencing a nine-year-old bull market in domestic equities, with many of the major technology companies leading ...
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Inflation: Is This the Inflection Point?

The U.S. economy may be at an inflation inflection point. Oil prices have doubled since February of 2016, and the election of Donald Trump as the Pres...
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Negative Interest Rates: The Imaginary Has Become Reality

In finance and economics, negative interest rates were thought to be imaginary and impossible. In the last few years, the impossible has become realit...
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Uncertainty and Change: Working with a Single-Digit World

Uncertainty and change are something we live with every day, and, as investors, we always have the current crises and global issues as the backdrop fo...
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Market Outlook October 2013

Asset returns over the 12 months ending September 30, 2013, have been a contrast in results. U.S. equities returned roughly 20% (as measured by the S&...
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Breaking News for Municipal Bonds

When conducting our due diligence into the municipal bonds we purchase on behalf of our clients, the reliance on municipal insurance is minimal in Cli...
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