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  • Market Update: August 3, 2012

    John Gorlow | Aug 03, 2012

    Concerned about economic growth, global central banks acted to stimulate borrowing. China’s central bank cut lending rates. The European central bank cut its benchmark interest rate. The Bank of England announced it would expand its holding of government bonds. The Federal Reserve announced 2 weeks ago that it would extend its own bond buying program until the end of the year.

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  • Market Update: July 2, 2012

    John Gorlow | Jul 02, 2012

    First, I hope all our clients and friends affected by recent fires, stifling heat, and severe storms are safe and sound.

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  • The Eurozone and Greece: June 19, 2012

    John Gorlow | Jun 19, 2012

    The possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone thereby triggering a string of sovereign defaults remains a key focus of the market.  A re-run election in Greece, June 17, failed to curb uncertainty. It remains at a high level.

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  • Market Update: June 3, 2012

    John Gorlow | Jun 03, 2012

    Global stock markets ended the month with their worst performance in two years. A flight to safety pushed the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield to an all-time low of 1.58%. The S&P 500 index fell 6.27%. This was the index’s eighth worst May in history, and its worst performance since its 8.20% loss in May 2010.  But that year the returns for the index actually totaled 15.06%. Currently, the S&P is down 7.66% from its April 2nd high, but it remains 5.16% ahead YTD with dividends included.

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  • Market Update: May 25, 2012

    John Gorlow | May 25, 2012

    Global stock markets have stumbled since the start of the second quarter as the Chinese economy slowed, the euro zone crisis escalated, and U.S. manufacturing and employment gains tapered off.  The decline in stock prices has been accompanied by sharp increases in volatility.

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  • Market Update: May 2, 2012

    John Gorlow | May 02, 2012

    In April, the S&P 500 stock index posted its first monthly decline since November. Stocks slipped on rising fear that the U.S. economic recovery might be faltering. The deep recession in Spain, combined with trouble in its banking sector and reports of a double dip recession in Britain highlighted risks in the developed markets and raised more questions about whether government belt tightening in Europe had gone too far.

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  • Market Update: April 4, 2012

    John Gorlow | Apr 04, 2012

    S&P 500 Q1 returns totaled 12.59%. Best performance since Q1 1998. Surge fueled by good U.S. economic data, including unemployment rate ticking down and rising consumer spending. U.S small cap stocks underperformed U.S. large cap stocks but still managed a 12.44% gain. In non-U.S. developed markets and emerging markets small caps outperformed large caps.  Large value underperformed large growth around the globe. Small value outperformed small growth in the emerging markets and had mixed results in developed markets.

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  • Market Update: March 5, 2012

    John Gorlow | Mar 05, 2012

    Next week marks the third anniversary of the bear market low (March 2009). The S&P 500 posted another broad-based gain, adding 4.06% in February, for an 8.59% gain YTD. It is the index’s best start since realizing 17.36% in January & February 1987. The S&P Small Cap 600 underperformed the mid and large-cap indices in February, but over the trailing ten-year period, the S&P Small Cap 600 has returned more than twice as much as the S&P 500 (7.68% versus 3.52%).

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  • Market Update: February 11, 2012

    John Gorlow | Feb 11, 2012

    The S&P 500 gained 4.48% in January with dividends added, its best opening month since 1997 when the index increased 6.13% and went on to return  31.01% for the year.

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