MARKET COMMENTARY AND NEWS ANALYSIS

On a frequent basis, Tom Curran discusses investment news which he finds to be relevant to Curran Investment Management's outlook and strategy.

Please feel free to contact Tom Curran with your views and comments.
 

August 9, 2017 - Business Conditions Index

March 16, 2017 - The Trump Presidency

February 16, 2017 - Business Conditions Index

January 31, 2017 - Fed Grapples With When to Shrink Assets

January 19, 2017 - Business Conditions Index

January 5, 2017 - Business Conditions Index

December 1, 2016 - Possible Income Tax Changes Coming

November 16, 2016 - Post Election Views with Thoughts for the New Year

September 1, 2016 - Economy Plows Forward

August 31, 2016 - Public Pension Funds and Their Expected Rate of Return

August 26, 2016 - Business Conditions Index

July 14, 2016 - Positive Outlook for the United States Economy

June 24, 2016 - European Union Referendum Tallied

June 8, 2016 - Decline in Productivity in the United States

February 17, 2016 - Business Conditions Index

February 4, 2016 -  Business Conditions Index

January 22, 2016 - Business Conditions Index 

January 15,  2016 -  Business Conditions Index 

November 2015 In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses America's labor market.

October 30, 2015 - Social Security Claiming Strategies 

September 25, 2015 - Economic Cycles

September 9, 2015 - Business Conditions Index

August 28, 2015 - Investment Commentary

August 18, 2015 - How Your Income Affects Your Medicare Premiums

August 4, 2015 - Medicare Premiums Could Go Up Much More Than Normal in 2016

June 29, 2015 - Debt Markets With Respect to Possible Defaults by Greece and/or Puerto Rico

June 25, 2015 - Equity Markets

June 1, 2015 - Fixed Income Markets

May 20, 2015 - Business Conditions and the Markets

May 19, 2015 - Curran Core Growth Equity Portfolio

April 27, 2015 - Understanding Share Buy Back

April 6, 2015 - Positive Outlook for Equities

March 30, 2015 - Investing for the Long Term

March 19, 2015 - Simplicity and Success

March 5, 2015 - Neutral Business Conditions

February 25, 2015 - All Cap Strategy

February 19, 2015 - Long Term Bull Market

February 11, 2015 - Retirement Planning

February 3, 2015 - Business Condititions and the U.S. Economy

December 12, 2014 - Business Conditions

October 2014 - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses differences in bull and bear markets and why this emerging bull market is ripe with long term opportunity.

July 16, 2014 - U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

June 23, 2014 - The Editor's Desk

June 10, 2014 - Beyond The Numbers

April 21 2014 - Views on Inflation

March 20, 2014 - Manufacturing on the Rise

January 28, 2014 - Bank Branch Closures

January 10, 2014 - End of Year Update

December 13, 2013 - Japanese Taper 

November 25, 2013 - Economic Outlook

November 1, 2013 - Employment Outlook

October 24, 2013 - Renewable Energy in Europe

October 9, 2013 - The Standoff in Washington

September 19, 2013 - The Fed's decision to delay tapering

August 2013 - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom further discusses the stages of the bull market

August 1, 2013 - Government Bankruptcies

July 26, 2013 - Tax Reform

July 19, 2013 - Bad News is Not Likely to be Good News

July 12, 2013 - Rising Interest Rates on Bonds

June 20, 2013 - Conference call with Thomas Curran, President and Kevin Curran, Vice  President: Topic - Fixed Income Market

June 13, 2013 - Tapering Quantitative Easing

June 5, 2013 - Europe's Recovery

June 2013 - In this edition of Curran Views, Kevin discusses GIPS compliance standards.   

May 10, 2013 - Jobless Recovery

May 3, 2013 - Mortgage Rates Have Never Been Lower

May 2013 - In this edition of Curran Views, Kevin discusses the Federal Reserve's strategy to keep interest rates low.

April 22, 2013 - IMF and Deficit Reduction

April 12, 2013 - Bubbles

April 4, 2013 - Entering Stage II of the bull market

March 25, 2013 - Quality versus "junk" stocks

March 21, 2013 - Japan's economics

March 15, 2013 - Unemployment Rate and Job Numbers

March 8, 2013 - Long Term Performance

February 22, 2013 - "Currency War"

February 15, 2013 - Government and Business in the Nordic Region

February 8, 2013 - Government's Running Out of Money

February 2013  - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses where we think we are in the stages of the bond and stock markets.

January 31, 2013 - Equity Markets Trend Higher

January 24, 2013 - Companies We Like

January 15, 2013 - Budget Negotiations and Debt Ceiling

January 4, 3013 - Long Term and Short Term Interest Rates

December 28, 2012 - The "fiscal cliff"

December 2012  - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses the "fiscal cliff".
 
September 2012  - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses his outlook for the U.S. economy.
 
 
 

May/June 2012 - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses the situation in the euro zone

March 2012 - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses his opinion that the bull market in bonds is in its last stage.

February 2012 - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses asset allocation strategy.

December 2011- In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses the economic recovery.

September/October 2011- In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses the outlook for corporate profits and the stock market in the United States.

 
February 2011- In this edition of Curran Views, Tom discusses what we should expect from the economy and the markets in 2011.
 
 
 
 
August/September 2010 - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom writes about his 40 plus years of experience in the financial industry and reiterates his position on looking to the past to understand our economic future.
 
June/July 2010 - In this edition of Curran Views, Tom writes about government and individuals misjudging the financial costs associated with retirement and offers strategies to prevent misfortune. 
 
 
February/March 2010 In this edition of Curran Views, Tom compares the past and present patterns investors find themselves in.
 
 
 
 
November/December 2009 In this edition of Curran Views, get Tom's perspective on the disappointment of investors even though the market is up from its March low. 
 
August/September 2009 - In this edition of Curran Views we look to the past by exploring the worst Bear Markets dating back to 1880 and the flourishing Bull Markets that followed.
 
 
 
 
May 2009 - We hope you enjoy this edition of Curran Views as we explore another strategy to achieve lifelong income. 
 
 
February/March 2009 - While these are certainly difficult times, we hope that this issue of Curran Views provides a broader perspective, highlighting market behavior during other bear markets.
 
 
 

 December 17, 2008 - Thomas J. Curran's Outlook for 2009

November/December 2008 -  We are all looking for answers during these challenging times for the markets and our economy. Sometimes taking action is perceived as better than no action at all.  For strategic long-term investors in the highest quality companies, sitting tight may be the right thing to do.

September 2008 - In light of all that has happened in the markets recently, a historical long-term perspective is essential.  We all know that despite the challenges we face, “this too shall pass.” 

 


 "Integrating College Selection and Financial Strategy" October 2, 2008 Conference Call featuring Dr. Dean Skarlis, President and founder of The College Advisor of New York 

"The Right College at the Right Price" Presentation summary by Dr. Dean Skarlis, President and founder of The College Advisor of New York

"Addressing the Need for Long-Term Care" June 16, 2008 Conference Call featuring Curran's Andrew Black, Wealth Management Strategist and Esther Palmer-Rathbun, Tax, Trust & Estate Advisor

"Options for Funding Long-Term Care" summary as presented by Kathleen M. Toombs, Esq., Toombs & Meier, PLLC