Author: Lowell Blake

Reflections & Observations: Long-Term Focus

In this newsletter edition we cover the following:
– Importance of Staying Invested
– E-Commerce Growth
– US Housing Market
– America’s Energy Renaissance
– Irrevocable Trusts
– Central Banks

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LBA Monthly View | April 2022

– Notable: battery production, pizza principle, Ax-1, canine trends
– Company highlights: Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, Enterprise Products, Nike, Proctor & Gamble
– On our minds: Stock Splits Shouldn’t Create Value

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LBA Monthly View | March 2022

– Notable: Alphabet, Union Pacific, Ecolab, NVDIA and Visa
– Company highlights: Moscow exchange, rising interest rates, ride-sharing trends and average home price
– On our minds: Impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war

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LBA Monthly View | February 2022

– Notable: Consumer Price Index (CPI), rent prices, wedding trends
– Company Highlights –PepsiCo, Amazon, PAR Technology, Union Pacific, Apple
– On Our Minds – Trains and fuel efficiencies

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LBA Monthly View | January 2022

– Notable: champagne prices, Nasdaq, reading trends, NFTs
– Company Highlights –Union Pacific, Alcon, Apple, Alphabet, Visa
– On Our Minds – Wondering why gas prices are so high?

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LBA Monthly View | December 2021

– Notable: Debt ceiling increase, COVID impacts to entertainment decisions, net worth for US households
– Company Highlights – Amazon, American Tower, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Edwards Lifesciences
– On Our Minds – Back to the Future: The Metaverse

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LBA Monthly View | November 2021

– Notable: Thanksgiving travel, semiconductor shortages, heating costs, shipping industry delays
– Company Highlights: Enterprise Products Partners, Novartis, Par Technology, Emerson, Canadian National Railway
– On our Minds: Inflations and Corporate Margins: A Thought Exercise

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Reflections & Observations: Let’s Talk Inflation

In this newsletter edition we cover the following:
– Understanding the Yield Curve
– Enhancing Privacy and Security to Protect Against Identity Theft
– Inflation and Deflation: The Ongoing Tug-of-War Underpinning the Inflation Debate
– Managing Through Life Events
– The Fed’s Ongoing Yield Curve Control Is Becoming More Apparent
– Why Does October Spook Investors?

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LBA Monthly View | September 2021

– Notable: NYC subway ridership, sugar & coffee production, high yield bond market
– Company Highlights: Enterprise Products, Visa, Novartis, Apple, Johnson & Johnson
– On Our Minds: The economic impacts of returning (or not returning) to work

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LBA Monthly View | August 2021

– Notable: Increase in coffee prices, EU coal production, mobile commerce, gas prices
– Company Highlights: Canadian National Railway, Proctor & Gamble, Visa, Amazon, Apple
– On Our Minds: How to Benefit from Emerging Market Growth while Minimizing Risk

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