Monthly Recap

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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Monthly Recap November 2011

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The Markets . . . A Look Back November was an interesting month for all markets, to say the least! An optimistic beginning of the month was quelled by continued concerns of Europe’s economies, this time centered on Ireland’s bailouts and planned fiscal austerity. Fears of default and concerns of the validity of the Eurozone …

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Monthly Recap – October 2010

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The Markets … A Look Back Equity markets continue their robust climb. They were generally lifted by strong corporate earnings, continued accommodative monetary supply (and the promise of more), and the Republican takeover of the House (with the presumptive business friendly policies). This market appears to be driven by broad macro themes, rather than individual …

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Monthly Recap – July 2010

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July . . . At A Glance A clean bill of health for European banks and reasonably solid corporate earnings (benefitting from easy year-over-year comparisons) lifted the markets this month. Bond investors stayed wary of the markets, however, as actual economic data has not been exciting. This continued to depress yields even further, thus buoying …

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