Monthly Recap

May 2012 Monthly Recap

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Eurozoning Out Equities followed up on a disappointing April with a troubled May, the worst month for the Dow Industrials in two years and one that pushed the Global Dow into negative territory for the year. (Read More) Economic Perspective Eurozone austerity and anti-austerity Spanish banks received another credit rating downgrade Unemployment fell to 8.1%, …

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April 2012 Monthly Recap

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A Pullback in Equities Weakening economic data and renewed anxiety about Europe brought equities’ winning streak to an end in April. (Read More) Economic Perspective U.S. payrolls rose at their slowest pace since October GDP growth slowed in Q1 to 2.2% New home sales were down 7.1% for the month Manufacturing data was relatively weak …

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February 2012 Monthly Recap

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Market Momentum The Nasdaq came on strong for the second month in a row (though at a somewhat slower pace than in January) as it briefly hit 3,000 for the first time since 2000. An agreement on a second Greek bailout helped… (READ MORE) Economic Perspective Bureau of Labor Statistics – 243,000 more jobs in …

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January 2012 Monthly Recap

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Is the rebound sustainable? Believers in the January indicator, rejoice! If the first month holds any significance as a barometer of how equities might perform during the rest of the year, January clearly got 2012 off to a good start… (View More) Economic Perspective Unemployment rate down for 4th straight month GDP: grew at annual …

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November 2011 Monthly Recap

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Dow – sole gainer for the month Europe’s ongoing debt problems hurt domestic equities last month, causing them to reverse much of October’s strong gains. The Dow–the sole gainer for the month–bounced in and out of positive territory for the year, managing once again to regain the 12,000 threshold… (Read More) November Economic Perspective Eurozone …

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