May 2014

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Smooth Sailing

By | 2014-05-27T10:00:48+00:00 May 27th, 2014|AGWM Research, clearTREND™, Market and Portfolio Commentary|

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). 9xivJLNdQns [separator top="40"]

Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Smooth Sailing

Appleton Group – Quick Take…

By | 2014-05-08T09:51:43+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Market and Portfolio Commentary|

Remember we said recently (actually a lot over the past several years) that the markets will have a tough time moving higher without additional stimulus? Well fresh out of Europe this morning (via the NY Times): European Central Bank Says Stimulus Is Likely, but Not Before June Instead of fixing economic and political and social [...]

Comments Off on Appleton Group – Quick Take…

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Taking Away the Stimulus

By | 2014-05-05T10:39:58+00:00 May 5th, 2014|AGWM Research, clearTREND™, Market and Portfolio Commentary|

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). GtIfK-caIYk [separator top="40"]

Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Taking Away the Stimulus

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 5: Sustainability Now

By | 2014-05-01T12:49:36+00:00 May 1st, 2014|AGWM Research, Market and Portfolio Commentary, Opinion|

In the final segment of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler makes his case for why now is the best time to begin to address the issue of sustainability. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an incorrect assumption that [...]

Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 5: Sustainability Now

April 2014

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 4: Ten Encouraging Scenes

By | 2014-04-07T13:20:45+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Opinion|

In the fourth of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler describes ten encouraging scenes from a sustainable Wisconsin economy. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an incorrect assumption that economic growth is the same thing as human growth.  It [...]

Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 4: Ten Encouraging Scenes

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 3: A Sustainable Economy

By | 2014-04-01T14:14:30+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Market and Portfolio Commentary, On-Demand Presentations, Opinion|

In the third of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler describes what a sustainable (steady state) economy might look like and some of its key features. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an incorrect assumption that economic growth is [...]

Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 3: A Sustainable Economy

March 2014

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 2: Growth vs. Progress

By | 2014-03-17T16:01:31+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Opinion|

In the second of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler lays the foundation for the case against infinite economic expansion in favor of an economic model that focuses instead on human achievement. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an [...]

Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 2: Growth vs. Progress

Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 1: Addicted to Growth

By | 2014-03-10T15:09:04+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Market and Portfolio Commentary, Opinion|

In this first of a five-part series on economic sustainability, Mark Scheffler lays the foundation for the case against infinite economic expansion in favor of an economic model that focuses instead on human achievement. The Appleton Group recognizes that unlimited economic growth is neither sustainable nor desirable.  We exist in an industry driven by an [...]

Comments Off on Focus on Sustainability – Pt. 1: Addicted to Growth

Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Putin’s Bear Awakes

By | 2014-03-03T11:05:20+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|AGWM Research, clearTREND™, Market and Portfolio Commentary|

Mark Scheffler hosts this Three Minute Trend Talk™, highlighting current investment and economic issues, clearTREND™ recommendations for the exchange traded funds (ETFs) used in all Appleton Group managed portfolios, global investment trends, and more (select 1080p HD for best resolution, 720p HD for slower connections). Q2UQDYQfpxc [separator top="40" style="shadow"]

Comments Off on Three Minute Trend Talk™ – Putin’s Bear Awakes

January 2014