Monthly Recap

October 2011 Monthly Recap

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Renewed Optimism? Domestic equities defied October’s reputation as a bad month for stocks, making up for at least some of the damage done since July. Only a 2%-plus loss on the month’s final trading session kept the Dow from having its best October in more than a century… Learn More The Market votes against the …

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August 2011 Monthly Recap

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Extreme Volatility Volatility turned extreme in equities markets during August. The decline that began in July turned into a roller-coaster as equities saw wild swings from day to day. In a single week, 2 of the Dow’s 11 worst daily point losses in history alternated with 2 of its 11 best days ever. A rally …

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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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