Stanford Investment Group, Inc. President, Helen Dietz, Quoted in Barron's on Investing in Girders, Grids and Green Technology

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The article disscusses the impact the American Recovery Reinvestment Act will have on Infrastructure funds. Helen Dietz discusses Stanford Investment Group's approach to investing in companies that would benefit from infrastructure investment.

Dietz still hasn't put her clients into infrastructure funds, but expects to do so in the second quarter, as the market settles. She prefers actively managed funds to index funds, and believes returns from infrastructure will be more than satisfactory: 'This sector is very much like the REIT sector about 15 years ago.'

Helen A. Dietz , President and CEO of Stanford Investment Group, Inc., an independent investment advisor and broker-dealer, was quoted in the January 12, 2009 Barron's article titled, "Investing in Girders, Grids and Green Technology." The article discusses the impact The American Recovery Reinvestment Act will have on "infrastructure" funds. It's expected that the infrastructure portion of the plan, put forth by the new Obama Administration, will exceed $350 billion, putting the spotlight on a sector that was once in "the doldrums."

Dietz points out that in addition to direct investment in actively managed infrastructure funds, Stanford Investment Group, Inc. is cognizant that many of its large diversified funds are investing in companies that would benefit from infrastructure investment. Companies that fall into this category have a long history of investing in utilities, transportation, materials, energy and telecommunications.

As stated in Barron's, "Dietz still hasn't put her clients into infrastructure funds, but expects to do so in the second quarter, as the market settles. She prefers actively managed funds to index funds, and believes returns from infrastructure will be more than satisfactory: 'This sector is very much like the REIT sector about 15 years ago.'"

Stanford Investment Group, Inc., located in California's Silicon Valley, has 26 years of experience guiding clients through many economic cycles and market changes.

For more information visit the Stanford Investment Group website at: http://www.stanfordinvestment.com

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Stanford Investment Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and Broker/Dealer is not affiliated with Stanford University.

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