January 2013 Monthly Recap

Equities Soar The Dow industrials haven’t seen a January this good since 1989; the index is now just over 2% away from its pre-2008 high… (More) Economic Perspective Temporary debt ceiling delay until May board GDP slows in 4th quarter: .1% contraction Unemployment: remains unchanged at 7.8% IMF forecasts global growth at 3.4% for 2013 …

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Winter 2013 Newsletter

Printable Newsletter in PDF Fiscal Cliff Averted Resilience in the face of adversity seemed to be the theme for 2012. Hurricanes that shuttered Wall Street for two days and cut oil production, the threat of a “Grexit” from the euro, Europe’s record unemployment … (Read More) Annual Snapshot: Markets & Economy Equities: dramatically improved performance …

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November 2012 Monthly Update

Political Storm Politics and the weather were the primary factors driving equity investors in November. The elections, concern about potential gridlock in Washington, the beginning of year-end tax maneuvers, and the continued high-wire act in Europe all contributed to volatility during the month… (Read More) Economic Perspective   Economic growth even better than thought for …

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October 2012 Monthly Update

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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Fall 2012 Newsletter

2012 Fall Newsletter- PDF Year-To-Date Highs Domestic equities confounded anyone worried about a possible repeat of August 2011 and reached year-to-date highs in mid-September… (Read More) Quarterly Economic Perspective Spain became the focus of concern for eurozone stability GDP continued to slow: 1.3% growth in Q2 Housing market improves: 3 straight months of increases Fed …

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