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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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Sidelined Workers Might Restrict Economic Growth Prospects
The inability for companies to hire is occurring at a time when job openings are high and the number of individuals unemployed is high.
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Investor Bullish Sentiment Lowest Since July 2020
This week's Sentiment Survey report showed bullish sentiment fell over 16 percentage points to 22.45% versus the prior week. This is the lowest bullishness reading since the end of July, 2020 reading of 20.23%.
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Job Openings Accelerating
Today's release of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) shows the demand for employees continues to grow. The JOLTS report is released with a one-month lag, but July's figures are indicative of a very strong demand for employees.
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Earnings Growth Beginning To Trend Towards More Normal Level
As the economic environment nears a more normal rate of growth, other variables begin to normalize as well with a critical one being earnings.
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Update On Current Bull Market Versus 1950's And 1980's Bull Markets
I wrote an article in 2016 comparing the current secular bull market that began in late 2013 to the markets of the 1950's and 1980's. I followed with an update in February 2020. Let's see how the market is progressing versus those earlier decades.
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It's A Double For The S&P 500 Index
At the close of trading yesterday (8/16/2021) the S&P 500 Index is up 100.22% on a price-only basis from its March 23, 2020 low of 2,237.40. It took the market 353 trading days to reach this feat or just short of a year and a half.
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Negative Interest Rates And The Impact On Investor Investment Choices
1 year 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
1 year 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
3 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
5 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 (11 years 7 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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