July 2012 Monthly Recap

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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Summer 2012 Newsletter

Printable Newsletter in PDF Greek Showdown A strong finish in June couldn’t overcome equities’ difficulties earlier in the quarter as Greece narrowly avoided a showdown with its eurozone peers… (Read More) Quarterly Economic Perspective European leaders agree on single body oversight for EU Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act – implementation begins Unemployment remains stalled …

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May 2012 Monthly Recap

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

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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Spring 2012 Newsletter

PDF Newsletter Equities – onward and upward As the U.S. economy continued its slow march toward recovery and Europe managed to fight off the threat of a Greek default on key bond payments, even higher gas prices couldn’t stop equities from powering upward… (Read More) Economic Perspective GDP final estimate for Q4-2011: 3% Unemployment continued …

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