It is important to keep an eye on current economic events and individual company news items to gain insight into the overall direction of the markets. Economic analysis is the driving force behind specific investment choices and overall asset allocation decisions. This analysis includes:
•Keeping abreast of the overall economic conditions both domestically and abroad.
•Watching specific economic indicators to determine where we are in the business and economic cycles.
•Looking at the various investment sectors to determine the conditions which are causing movement within each.
•Watching the various stock and mutual fund offerings within each sector to determine the present top performers and those with the most potential going forward.