Tim Shirata

February 23, 2017

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Running On Empty: Crumbling U.S. Infrastructure Will Take Trillions To Fix, Creating Big Opportunities An unfolding crisis in northern California has brought unexpected attention to the infrastructure push that was one of the campaign planks of the new administration. The...
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February 16, 2017

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Looking Back on 2017 Let’s take a step back and imagine that 2017 is almost over — and that we’re looking back from a standpoint in late December. What will we see has happened in the U.S. market during the...
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Febuary 09, 2017

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Market Summary We are bullish on the U.S. but cautious in most other markets. At any time, a correction may begin in the U.S. market as political battles slow down the agenda of tax cuts and deregulation proposed by the...
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February 02, 2017

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Trump’s Plans Are Not Mysterious… He’s Fulfilling Campaign Pledges The new administration’s whirlwind first days in office have led some observers to wonder what they’re up to. Regardless of what we think about the political or economic ramifications of new...
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January 26, 2017

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Tailwinds Still Strong For U.S. Materials Industries Back in early 2016, when Donald Trump’s victory in a contentious Republican Party primary still looked unlikely, the global commodity complex reached the bottom of the decline that had begun in mid-2014. From...
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January 19, 2017

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The Markets In 2017:  Inflation, Stocks, Bonds, and Gold   Despite headlines declaring that the post-election rally is running out of steam as we head towards Inauguration Day, we continue to be optimistic about the prospects for the U.S. stock...
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January 12, 2017

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How China Could Boost Commodities In mid-2014, China’s foreign exchange reserves peaked at nearly $4 trillion.  Since then they have been declining as China defends its targeted exchange rate against the U.S. dollar, and increasingly against a trade-weighted basket of...
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January 05, 2017

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Our 2017 Outlook Is Optimistic:  A Short Summary The Rise of Nationalism Has Changed the World   Last year, rising nationalism sparked many global events, and is now an established global trend.   We saw it especially in Europe.  The...
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December 29, 2016

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New Opportunities are Opening Up, and New Risks Are Ahead:  How You Can Change, Adapt, and Profit Over the Christmas weekend, instead of enjoying time with family at home, our Senior Analyst found himself making a quick round-trip from Los...
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December 22, 2016

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Market Summary Over the next few months, we believe, the U.S. economy will grow, and certain industries are poised for more rapid growth in the immediate future.  We see no U.S. economic recession on the near horizon, and without a...
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