The Economy: Good? Bad? Ugly?


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August/September 2014

Richard Morgan
Richard P. Morgan CMC, FIMC

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The Economy: Good? Bad? Ugly?

Remember the mantra from years past, “It’s the economy, stupid?” Today, our economy is still vital to everyone from Joe, the plumber, to the global community. Everyone has an opinion about our economy. Some say it is good, others say it is bad, and many claim that it is downright ugly.

There are two sides to every coin. I thought you might appreciate a balanced and studied economic summary from a senior economist, Brian Wesbury, whom I have found to be correct much of the time. Here is a link to his recent report for his First Trust clients. First Trust offers a free subscription to their economic reports.

Click this Link for his brief report:


“Effective marketing doesn’t take millions. It takes imagination, enthusiasm, and the willingness to experiment and change.”

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$ Million Marketing Tips

Tip: Review your website with an eye to how it appears on today’s smartphones and tablets. Yesterday’s website layout may appear clumsy and hard to read on the new devices.

Tip: Why not assume that you really can improve what you are doing for your clients…then do so!

Marketing Facets

The Market-focused Guide to Company Analysis by Richard P. Morgan CMC, FIMC

Marketing Facets is a practical resource for those involved in determining the current health of a company and gauging its future prospects. Designed to be a supplement to other due diligence or business evaluation work, the 103-page guidebook takes a holistic approach. The guidebook assembles facts about twenty-five marketing functions along with management assumptions in key areas to help analysts form and support conclusions about the enterprise.

Marketing Facets is a valuable resource for private equity fund managers, individual investors, investment banks, and valuation specialists. C-level executives will find Marketing Facets a helpful guide for internal analysis, as part of normal business planning, or in advance of efforts to refinance or divest.

Marketing Facets is available in electronic form via the Internet, on CD/ROM, or in print with a ring binder.

> Electronic in MS Word or Adobe .pdf format via the Internet @ $80.00

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Consulting is also available. Please contact Morgan Marketing Solutions, Inc. for additional information. 972.931.7993 * email

Smiles make the day!
Profound thoughts from George Carlin

  • Women like silent men…they actually think they’re listening.

  • Age is a very high price for maturity!

  • Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?

  • Before they invented drawing boards, what did people go back to?

  • If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?

  • Why do they lock gas station rest rooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?

  • If the #2 pencil is the most popular kind, why is it still only #2?

  • Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Learn to deal with it!


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Copyright 2014, Morgan Marketing Solutions, Inc.

Richard P. Morgan CMC, FIMC

Morgan Marketing Solutions, Inc.

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Author, Marketing Facets – The Market-focused Guide to Company Analysis


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