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April 2010

April 6, 2010

 

Last month we wrote telling you we would become more actively involved in specific stock selection as the market’s rally advanced.  Part of that effort has been to purchase smaller companies with high growth potential.  This included stocks like Sirona Dental and Dress Barn.  The other part of the program has been the selling of stocks which have disappointed or reached their price potential in the short term.  We intend to continue limiting losses and realizing profits in this, the specific security part of your portfolio.

In the other part of your portfolio, core ETF holdings, we are much less active.  We continue to believe that economic growth in the US will be slower than in the rest of the world.  However we think US stocks reflect that in their current valuations relative to more expensive foreign stock markets.  Therefore we intend to deploy the current cash from earlier sales Chinese ETF’s into US ETF’s, as the opportunity presents itself.  As you know we continue to hold ETF exposure to Latin America, specifically Brazil, and also have investment concentrations in the Pacific basin.  The core ETF holdings are rounded out with worldwide emerging and frontier market ETF’s. 

As always we welcome your questions or comments.  Thank you for your continuing patronage.

 

CJ Brott               Karen Burns

 


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