Monthly Recap

July 2011 Monthly Recap

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Debt Ceiling: Down To The Wire Down to the wire: Uncertainty about default, debt, and political infighting affected equities markets both here and abroad. Despite a strong initial week that gave the S&P 500 its biggest percentage gain since mid-2009, all four domestic indices ended the month down. The small caps of the Russell 2000 …

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May 2011 Monthly Recap

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Equities- Another Greek Tragedy? Equities spent much of May in a gradual but relentless decline that reversed much of April’s strong gains. Investors concerned about slowing economic growth rediscovered risk aversion, punishing the Global Dow and the small caps of the Russell 2000 the most. After surmounting the 1300-1340 trading range where it had been …

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April 2011 Monthly Recap

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Equities- Earnings above all else Higher commodity prices didn’t stop stellar earnings from pushing stocks up in April. Large company stocks slightly outperformed smaller company stocks. Many question if a shift in performance may begin, as small company valuations appear more expensive than large companies on an forward earnings basis. Foreign developed stocks leapfrogged U.S. …

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February 2011 Monthly Recap

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Market Update – A Recap Of February News headlines in February were not investor friendly with revolutions in Egypt, Libya, and others coinciding with higher food and energy costs across the world. As I write this, protestors pass by our office, signs in hand, to voice their disapproval for legislation meant to reduce the strength of …

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January 2011 Monthly Recap

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Market Update – A Recap Of January January continued the equity market strength, with the Dow finally breaking 12,000, a milestone not seen since the summer of 2008. In addition, 72% of companies reported earnings in January beating expectations. Valid concerns persist about the bull market being a liquidity event orchestrated by the Fed; however, …

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