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Volatility Returns

March 10, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

It has been a quiet year but that appears to be changing now.  The US Dollar continues to rise out of concern for the effects of “quantitative easing” that is starting to take place in Europe.  Will it work in … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Chart

March 3, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

It would be appropriate to make a comment on the Nasdaq Index because everybody on CNBC has been crowing about the fact that this tech heavy index has once again hit the 5000 level.  It was a long 15 year … Continue reading

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1099 Tax Time

February 20, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

It is the time of the year when we get a lot of tax questions about 1099′s.  Most investors start looking for these reports right after January 31 because that is the date when banks and investment firms were previous required to … Continue reading

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Cheap Gas?

February 18, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

Below is a Time magazine cover for February 2, 2015.  We like to look at these mostly for a contratrian view.  When the public/press gets interested in a topic it is usually not a timely response. Here is a chart … Continue reading

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This report is provided for informational purposes only. This report does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy. Although this information is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee accuracy of information. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice, and past performance is not indicative of future results. Alerus Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alerus Financial. Alerus Securities products, unless otherwise specified, 1) are not FDIC insured; 2) are not deposits or obligations of a bank; and 3) involve investment risk including possible loss of principal amount invested.

Technical Update

February 9, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

Even though we are now into the second month of 2015, it is interesting to look back to the year 2014 and digest some of the results.  The S&P 500, the index that is the proxy for US stocks had … Continue reading

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This report is provided for informational purposes only. This report does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy. Although this information is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee accuracy of information. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice, and past performance is not indicative of future results. Alerus Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alerus Financial. Alerus Securities products, unless otherwise specified, 1) are not FDIC insured; 2) are not deposits or obligations of a bank; and 3) involve investment risk including possible loss of principal amount invested.

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