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February 2012 Monthly Recap

Market Momentum The Nasdaq came on strong for the second month in a row (though at a somewhat slower pace than in January) as it briefly hit 3,000 for the first time since 2000. An agreement on a second Greek bailout helped… (READ MORE) Economic Perspective Bureau of Labor Statistics – 243,000 more jobs in …

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January 2012 Monthly Recap

Is the rebound sustainable? Believers in the January indicator, rejoice! If the first month holds any significance as a barometer of how equities might perform during the rest of the year, January clearly got 2012 off to a good start… (View More) Economic Perspective Unemployment rate down for 4th straight month GDP: grew at annual …

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Winter 2012 Newsletter

Download in PDF Volatile Markets The global village became more connected as 2011 was consumed by debt, debate, downgrades, and potential default both here and overseas. U.S. economic data had to struggle for months against headwinds from abroad that preoccupied Wall Street even as Wall Street itself got occupied. (Read More) 2011 Annual Economic Perspective …

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November 2011 Monthly Recap

Dow – sole gainer for the month Europe’s ongoing debt problems hurt domestic equities last month, causing them to reverse much of October’s strong gains. The Dow–the sole gainer for the month–bounced in and out of positive territory for the year, managing once again to regain the 12,000 threshold… (Read More) November Economic Perspective Eurozone …

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October 2011 Monthly Recap

Renewed Optimism? Domestic equities defied October’s reputation as a bad month for stocks, making up for at least some of the damage done since July. Only a 2%-plus loss on the month’s final trading session kept the Dow from having its best October in more than a century… Learn More The Market votes against the …

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