Monthly Recap

Monthly Recap – April 2014

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Momentum Stocks The rotation in equities, a steady hand at the Fed, and little inflation in sight helped keep the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield low… (Read More) Economic Perspective GDP stalled in Q1 at .1%. Down from 2.9% in Q4 192,000 new jobs in March but rate is stuck at 6.7% Retail sales up 1.1% …

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February 2014 Monthly Recap

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Rebound Equities recovered from January’s losses in fine style. The Nasdaq continued to lead the pack year-to-date, but by the end of the month the S&P 500 had set a fresh all-time closing high… (Read More) Economic Perspective GDP grew at annualized 2.4% rather than previously expected 3.2% in Q4 Total GDP growth for 2013: …

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January 2014 Monthly Recap

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Emerging Markets Increased confidence in a strengthening U.S. economy helped decrease investor confidence in several emerging-market countries, and financial markets around the world felt the strain in January… (Read More) Economic Perspective GDP grew at annualized 3.2% in Q4 Only 74,000 new jobs added in December Fed began reducing bond purchasing from $85 to $75 …

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November 2013 Monthly Recap

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Sprint to the Finish As economic data delayed by the federal government shutdown began to trickle in and the Fed continued to hold off on tapering, investors continued to drive equities to record levels… (READ MORE) Economic Perspective GDP grew at annualized 2.8% in Q3 Unemployment inches up to 7.3% due to Fed Gov’t furloughs …

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October 2013 Monthly Recap

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Government Shutdown Ends Equities eventually managed to build on September’s Fed relief rally, thanks to the end of the federal government shutdown, a halt to the debt ceiling impasse, anticipation of further delay in Fed tapering, and generally encouraging Q3 corporate earnings reports… (More) Economic Perspective Joint congressional budget conference report due in Dec. Unemployment …

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