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Summer 2011 Newsletter

Download PDF A Review of the Markets After strong first-quarter gains in the stock markets, it was mostly downhill from there. Following April’s year-to-date highs, when the Russell 2000 hit its highest level on record, week after week of declines battered all four U.S. indices. However, a rally in June’s final week left the Dow …

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July 2011 Monthly Recap

Debt Ceiling: Down To The Wire Down to the wire: Uncertainty about default, debt, and political infighting affected equities markets both here and abroad. Despite a strong initial week that gave the S&P 500 its biggest percentage gain since mid-2009, all four domestic indices ended the month down. The small caps of the Russell 2000 …

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July – Eye on the Month Ahead (Aug)

Eye on the Month Ahead Much will depend on what happens in the hours leading up to August 2. If default is off the table, investors will still keep an eye on bond rating agencies to see if there is any follow through on threats of a rating downgrade. Treasury auctions, especially those scheduled early …

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July – Month in Review

The Month in Review • Despite warnings that the United States’ AAA credit rating was in danger of a downgrade, Washington spent much of July in hand-to-hand combat. Debate over an increase in the debt ceiling morphed into a battle over how to begin tackling the deficit. As tax increases were taken off the table, …

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July Market Snapshot (2011)

Debt Ceiling: Down to the Wire Down to the wire: Uncertainty about default, debt, and political infighting affected equities markets both here and abroad. Despite a strong initial week that gave the S&P 500 its biggest percentage gain since mid-2009, all four domestic indices ended the month down. The small caps of the Russell 2000 …

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