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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August 2012 Monthly Recap

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

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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