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David Templeton, Portfolio Manager & Principal, is a senior strategist and advisor at HORAN Capital Advisors. David has extensive experience in portfolio construction, security selection,development of investment policies and portfolio allocation strategies for individual and institutional ... more

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Mega Cap Stocks Run Into A Headwind
The first two days of September saw the S&P 500 Index get off to a nice positive start, up 2.29% on a price-only basis. Since then though the market has declined 5.4% on a total return basis.
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Small Business Optimism, And Importantly Hiring Plans, Remains Favorable
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for August was reported at 100.2, which is a 1.4 increase over July's reading.
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The Stock Market And Economy Seem To Be In Sync
It seems the market and economy are in sync to a certain degree. Since the S&P 500 Index low on March 23, it has returned over 53% on a price only basis as of this past Friday. The S&P 500 has generated a positive return in 16 of the last 24 weeks.
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Stock Prices Reflecting A Resumption In Earnings Growth
One factor about the equity market that stands true is that its movements are often influenced by expectations. Economic news that is reported as better-than-expected often impacts broad equity market prices and earnings.
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So Far Not A Year For The Dogs Of The Dow
This year has not been a good one for the Dogs of the Dow strategy. A number of reasons can be cited, like energy sector weakness and both Chevron and Exxon Mobil included in the strategy this year or Cisco and IBM a part of the Dow Dog portfolio.
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A Healing Job Market
Initial jobless claims for the week ending August 7 were reported at 963,000, a far cry lower than the nearly 7 million claims filed at the peak of the pandemic shutdown in March/April. Although last week's claims level is too high, it is declining.
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Negative Interest Rates And The Impact On Investor Investment Choices
3 months ago

The video is one of the better/useful explanations I have seen on the implications for investors of negative interest rates. Thank you for the comment.

April Jobs Report Doesn’t Mean Anything, But Here’s A Closer Look Anyway
4 months ago

I appreciate the report, but respectably disagree that the employment report doesn't mean anything as the title states. The takeaway from the BLS figures is the fact states need to open up their economies quickly. The fear narrative has zapped consumer confidence and unnecessarily in my view. Nonetheless, time is of the essence in getting people back to work.

If Earnings Matter, Equity Valuation Looks Attractive
2 years ago

The 9.7% does seem like a sharp reversal lower, but the YOY comparison in 2019 back to 2018 is going to difficult to to the larger 2018 result, i.e., 'base effects'. Also, the 9ish percent growth rate is near where earnings estimates stood in December 2017, prior to the tax cut benefits. Certainly, if reinvestment translates to higher sales, earnings growth could be quite a bit higher than the 9.7% anticipated at this point in time.

Thanks for the comment Zev.

David

Dogs Of The Dow Continue To Exhibit Strength
4 years ago

Readers may find the article, Supply Side Recession vs. Demand Side Expansion, of interest. The article points to the commodity weakness to one of excess supply versus weaker demand. www.financialsense.com/.../supply-side-recession-demand-expansion

In this article: CAT, CVX, IBM, MRK, PFE, PG, VZ, WMT, XOM, CSCO
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AFL AFLAC Incorporated
AOD Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund
BAC Bank of America Corporation
BBT BB&T Corporation
DCI Donaldson Co Inc.
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DOV Dover Corp
EMR Emerson Electric Co.
FNMA Fannie Mae
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
HIHO Highway Holdings Limited
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MDT Medtronic Inc.
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NUE Nucor Corporation
ORCL Oracle Corporation
PAYX Paychex Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
RPM RPM International Inc.
SNV Synovus Financial Corp.
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SVU SUPERVALU INC.
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
SYK Stryker Corporation
SYY SYSCO Corporation
TGT Target Corporation
TJX TJX Companies Inc.
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
UTX United Technologies Corporation
VVC Vectren Corp
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
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Work Experience

Principal and Portfolio Manager
HORAN Capital Advisors
May 2010 - Present (10 years 6 months)

Work with clients in portfolio construction, security selection, development of investment policies and portfolio allocation strategies.

Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
December 2002 - May 2010 (7 years 7 months)

Also Portfolio Manager

Vice President
PNC Advisors
October 1991 - December 2002 (11 years 4 months)

Also Portfolio Manager

Education

Xavier University - Williams College of Business
MBA
1989 / 1991
Accounting
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
BS
1981 / 1984
Finance

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