Enhance your investment acumen

Investment Strategy
by Larry Adam
Chief Investment Officer, Private Client Group

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November 8, 2019

Key Takeaways

Today, November 8, we celebrate National S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) Day. This date is appropriate as “NOV-8” is a play on the word ‘IN-NOV-ATE,’ an attribute necessary to maintain the competitive edge of the US economy. Many schools have adopted these areas of focus to instill the value of a well-balanced education in students. As your Investment Strategy team, it is our responsibility to be innovative and well balanced in how we conduct, construct and disseminate our market views. Admittedly, while there are clearly S.T.E.M aspects to analyzing historical numbers and trends, there is an ‘Art’ to how we convey our outlook. Consistent with our approach, we overlay the S.T.E.A.M. subjects to our assessment of the third quarter earnings season.

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