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January 06, 2014 | Market Commentary

Economic Trends Show Improvement Recent data suggest that the domestic economy was gaining some momentum leading up to the government shutdown. Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded at a 2.8% annualized pace from July through September according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ advance …

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October 08, 2013 | Market Commentary

New Jobs Begin to Create Economic Optimism All eyes will be on members of the Federal Open Market Committee when they meet in mid-September to deliberate on the future course for domestic monetary policy. At this point, the market consensus is expecting the committee to agree to slow the pace of …

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January 07, 2013 | Market Commentary

Uncertainty Remains with Looming Fiscal Cliff With the election over, investor attention quickly shifted toward the “fiscal cliff.” A key piece of uncertainty has been lifted as the markets now know who the players will be in negotiations surrounding the tax increases and government spending …

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April 11, 2012 | Market Commentary

Restrained Growth Continues As the first quarter of 2012 comes to a close, it is becoming more evident that the U.S. economy has gained traction and organic growth is putting down roots. Domestic labor markets took another encouraging step forward in January. Nonfarm payrolls grew by a net 243,00 …

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January 24, 2012 | Market Commentary

Progress Makes Modest Strides 2011 proved to be a challenging year, but the U.S. economy overcame adversity and continued to grow modestly, picking up a little speed in the year’s second half while much of the rest of the world was slowing down. Fiscal and monetary stimuli joined forces to help …

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October 01, 2011 | Market Commentary

Slow Growth Continues Amidst Uneven Economic Data In August, fear and uncertainty came to a boil. Volatility accelerated as equities experienced substantial market swings in a matter of weeks. A combination of inconsistent domestic economic data, a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by Standard …


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