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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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Near Record Small Business Optimism
The consecutive strong month of reported sales gains after years of low or negative numbers. A net 35% of owners expect better business conditions, ticking up two points from June.
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Is Korea Equity Market Weakness A Precursor To Weakness In U.S. Markets?
The KOSPI Index performance is a reflection of the health of the global economy and can serve as a leading indicator to U.S. equity market performance.
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Another Highly Optimistic Business Owners' Survey
Small business owners are more optimistic than at any point in the 15-year history of the Index. The index level high of 118 surpasses the prior high of 114 reached in 2006.
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Sentiment Measures Not At Extremes
Today's American Association of Individual Investors Sentiment Survey report shows bullish sentiment increased over seven percentage points to 36.36%.
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A Strategy Based On Stock Buybacks Continues To Underperform
It seems one key focus of recent commentary has been the buyback activity by companies due to the cash flow benefit resulting from the tax cuts passed late last year.
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François Trahan: Cycle Peak Leading To Change In Leadership
Co-Head of Portfolio Strategy at Cornerstone Macro, François Trahan, believes at this point in the cycle investors should focus their efforts on growth companies.
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If Earnings Matter, Equity Valuation Looks Attractive
1 month 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
2 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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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
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
HIHO Highway Holdings Limited
HIHO Highway Holdings Limited
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MCD McDonald's Corporation
MDT Medtronic Inc.
MDT Medtronic Inc.
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NUE Nucor Corporation
NUE Nucor Corporation
ORCL Oracle Corporation
ORCL Oracle Corporation
PAYX Paychex Inc.
PAYX Paychex Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
RPM RPM International Inc.
RPM RPM International Inc.
SNV Synovus Financial Corp.
SNV Synovus Financial Corp.
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SVU SUPERVALU INC.
SVU SUPERVALU INC.
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
SYK Stryker Corporation
SYK Stryker Corporation
SYY SYSCO Corporation
SYY SYSCO Corporation
TGT Target Corporation
TGT Target Corporation
TJX TJX Companies Inc.
TJX TJX Companies Inc.
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
UTX United Technologies Corporation
UTX United Technologies Corporation
VVC Vectren Corp
VVC Vectren Corp
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
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David Templeton Commented on If Earnings Matter, Equity Valuation Looks Attractive:

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...

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Work Experience

Principal and Portfolio Manager
HORAN Capital Advisors
May 2010 - Present (8 years 5 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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