Monthly Archives: July 2019

Market Research #14: Midsummer Musings

Midsummer Musings


This is the fourteenth in a series of independent research produced by the Murray Wealth Group Research Team. The purpose of this series is to provide insight into our portfolio construction and how our research shapes our investment decisions. We welcome any feedback or questions you may have on these monthly commentaries.

This piece is written by our CEO and CIO, Bruce Murray.


While the American stock markets have recently broken through to all-time highs, we continue to see prognosticators fighting for seats atop the ‘Wall of Worry’.

“This is the longest economic expansion in history.”

“We are at full employment; therefore, inflation must be just around the corner.”

“The tariff wars have killed trade.”

On the other hand, Larry Fink of Blackstone believes that the U.S. public is underrepresented in equities despite the solid liquidity of the U.S. consumer.

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Market Research #13: Antitrust

Antitrust Coming to Big Tech


This is the thirteenth in a series of independent research produced by the Murray Wealth Group Research Team. The purpose of this series is to provide insight into our portfolio construction and how our research shapes our investment decisions. We welcome any feedback or questions you may have on these monthly commentaries.

This piece is written by our Head of Research, Jamie Murray.


On May 31, The Wall Street Journal broke the news of the opening of an investigation into four of the most prominent technology companies: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook. The action is bi-partisan supported and thus ‘big tech’ won’t be able to lean on its friends in Washington for sanctuary. We own positions in all four companies in our Global Growth Portfolio as we are attracted to the technology sector’s appealing fundamentals (secular growth, strong margins, low capex/high cash flow). As owners, we are keenly interested in gauging the likely outcome of each company’s investigation and determining the risks and opportunities available.

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