Monthly Recap

October 2012 Monthly Update

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Hurricane Sandy Superstorm Sandy had relatively little impact on financial markets despite the first back-to-back weather-related closings in more than a century… (More) Economic Perspective Economic growth soared in Q3 – from 1.3% to 2% Unemployment fell to 7.8% Housing market still improving: 5.7% jump in sales Gas prices contributed to consumer inflation China – …

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August 2012 Monthly Recap

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Third Consecutive Month of Gains After six straight weeks of gains, equities took a bit of a breather at month’s end. The S&P spent the last half of the month bumping its head up against its year-to-date high of 1419 but never quite managed to close above it… (Read More) Economic Perspective Federal Reserve Chairman …

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July 2012 Monthly Recap

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Reassuring Markets Reassuring words out of Europe helped equities build on the previous month’s strong gains. The Dow industrials managed to squeak over the 13,000 mark once again… (Read More) Economic Perspective Euro leaders signed off on 100 billion euro rescue package GDP grew slower in Q2 than Q1 Unemployment remains stalled at 8.2% Chinese …

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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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