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vadych
 
Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2015 08:33 am
The focus on growth, against a backdrop of looming Fed rate increases and lackluster global economic expansion, has been warranted, but if it unwinds there should be beneficiaries elsewhere.

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2015 02:27 pm
@vadych,
The increased attention to matters of economic expansion, given the possibility of our Government raising certain interest rates, as well as their disappointing rate of increase, is most certainly justified; but if this interest wanes, there should nevertheless remain some folk who achieve satisfaction from the attempt itself
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Nova Flare Q
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 10:48 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBX6aEzEz8

That's all I have to say.
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layman
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 11:24 am
@vadych,
Take it a little at a time.

Omit the first non-essential clause, and you get this:

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The focus on growth has been warranted....


So the focus on growth (i.e., investing in stocks which promise growth) is warranted, he says.

Now look at the concluding part:

Quote:
...but if it unwinds there should be beneficiaries elsewhere.


This is unclear. What is "it" in this sentence? What does "unwind" mean? Beneficiaries of what?

Standing alone, it doesn't make sense. Perhaps more context would clarify the intended meaning.

I can see why you are confused, especially if you're not familiar with investment and ecomonic jargon

This last part seems to be virtually meaningless and unnecessary. It could probably be summed up as saying: "But if thing change, then things will change."

It appears to me to be a wholly unnecessary tautology which adds NOTHING to the meaning, but which is added in order to string a bunch of words together to in an attempt to sound "sophisticated."


dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 11:36 am
@layman,
Lay, gotta giveya credit. I did also note a bit of a contradiction but not quite smart enough to express it as you have

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parados
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 11:36 am
@vadych,
That looks like standard Fed or investor speak.

The focus on growth has been warranted. - the concentration on growth investment has been a good thing.

If it unwinds there should be beneficiaries elsewhere. - If the growth starts to fall apart there will be other areas that benefit.

Basically, it's saying that if the Fed rate increases and lackluster economic expansion start to weigh on growth of the stock market then there will be other areas that can be found to invest in. If the market goes down then some other investments will go up.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 11:43 am
@parados,
Hey Para, that's pretty good too
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